AANAATT
The ever-shifting shape of Analogue Futurism. 100% digital-effects free.

AWARDS
- Special Selection, Videoholica, Bulgaria, 2011
- Special Mention "for its contemporary rereading of constructivism", Abstracta Festival, Rome, Italy, 2011
- Vimeo Staff Pick, 2011
- Best Experimental Film, Open Cinema, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2011
- First Prize, Visual Music Award, Germany, 2010
- Special Mention, Vienna Independent Shorts, Austria, 2010
- Special Mention, Regensburg Short Film Week, Germany, 2010
- Award for Best Design, Eksjö Animation Festival, Sweden, 2009
- Host Award, Videofestival, Bochum, Germany, 2009
- Special Mention, No-Festival, Chelyabinsk, Russia, 2009

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SCREENINGS 2014
- Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich, UK, 7 Nov (lecture)
- London International Animation Festival, London, 1 Nov (masterclass)
- London College of Communication, London, UK, 30 Oct (lecture)
- Royal College of Art, London, 22 + 23 Oct (artist talks)
- Medialogy, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark, 16 Oct (lecture)
- London Animation Club, Green Man, Fitzrovia, London, 7 Oct (talk)
- National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield, UK, 29 Sep (lecture)
- CASS, London Metropolitan University, London, 24 Sep (artist talk)
- O Sol da Caparica, Costa da Caparica, Portugal, 14-17 Aug
- Soft Start Temporary Mediatheque, The Northern Charter, Newcastle, UK, 26 Jul, 12noon-5pm (curated by Sophie Michael)
- ChiFouMi & Cie, Saint-Claude, France, 25 Jul
- ASIFA-SF Annual Spring Show, Randall Jr. Museum, SF, USA, 22 Jun
- Fest Anca, Zilina, Slovakia, 18-22 Jun (Profile: Max Hattler)
- RabbitFest, Perugia, Italy, 16 Jun
- Oodaaq Festival, Rennes, France, 20 May
- Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Caracas, Venezuela, 14 May (lecture)
- v_kunst 2014: mon ami, l'image, Rahmen + Rahmen, Fahrgasse 7, Frankfurt, Germany, 9-10 May
- Fired Up at Forty, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA, 9 May
- #Wondermation, BRIC Arts Media, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 30 Apr - 14 May
- School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, 28 Apr
- L'énergie du mouvement, Le Hublot, Nice, France, 26 Apr (Héliotrope carte blanche)
- ITFS, Stuttgart, Germany, 22-27 Apr (Special programme Abstract Animation: Made in Germany curated by Vibeke Sorensen)
- Jenseits der Sprache – Language and beyond, Galerie B, Stadtbibliothek, Stuttgart, Germany, 4 Apr - 24 May (Thorsten Fleisch, Max Hattler, Michel Kloefkorn, Robert Seidel 4-person ITFS exhibition)
- Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria, 29 Mar
- KASKcinema, Ghent, Belgium, 20 Feb (lecture)
- Sint Lucas Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium, 19 Feb (lecture)
- Sint-Lucas, Ghent, Belgium, 18 Feb (lecture)
- Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, UK, 12 Feb (Max Hattler masterclass organized by Animate Projects as part of Animex)

2013
- Filmmakers' Feierabend, Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin, 12 Dec
- Middlesex University (Animation Dept), London, 9 Dec (lecture)
- University of East London, London, UK, 22 Nov (artist talk)
- Royal College of Art, London, 20 Nov (artist talk)
- International Festival of Fulldome Arts 'Dimension', Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics, Kaluga, Russia, 16 Nov (talk)
- Animatou Festival, Geneva, Switzerland, 11 Oct (masterclass)
- TOFUZI Animation Festival, Batumi, Georgia, 4 Oct (masterclass)
- Ars Independent, Katowice, Poland, 20-29 Sep
- Nozstock Festival, Bromyard, Herefordshire, 26 Jul (retrospective)
- East End Film Festival, London, 3 Jul (Emerge talk)
- Schaustelle, Munich, 15+16 Jun (Max Hattler: Selected Works)
- Black Mariah Films, Clemente Soto Velez Center, NYC, USA, 26 May
- Kino Club, WORM, Rotterdam, Holland, 17 May
- Platform4, Aalborg, Denmark, 16 May (workshop)
- Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark, 9 May (artist talk)
- AniFest, Teplice, Czech Republic, 27 Apr (lecture)
- London College of Communication, London, UK, 17 Apr (lecture)
- Frenz: Art in April, Strongroom, London, UK, 17 Apr (screening/talk)
- Spectacle: The Music Video, Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, New York, USA, 3 Apr - 16 Jun
- 6 Million Ways of Getting into the Arts: Animation, University of Salford, MediaCityUK, 16 Mar (talk/panel)
- Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, UK, 8 Mar (lecture)
- Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK, 13 Feb (lecture)
- University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK, 8 Feb (lecture)
- Quai de la Batterie, Arras, France, 4-10 Feb (Best of MONSTRA 2012, Lisbon Animated Film Festival, German Programme)
- Video Art Festival Miden, Chios, Greece, 2-3 Feb
- Filmwinter, Stuttgart, Germany, 10-13 Jan

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2012

- Digital Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco, 6-8 Dec
- InShadow Festival, Lisbon, Portugal, 1-8 Dec
- HEAD - Geneva University of Art and Design, Geneva, Switzerland, 22 Nov (artist talk)
- Freie Kunstakademie Baden-Württemberg, Fellbach, Germany, 15 Nov (artist talk)
- Petersburg Computer Animation Studio, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2 Nov (presentation at Theories of Modern Animation seminar, hosted by Konstantin Bronzit and Anatoly Prokhorov)
- Multivision Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1 Nov (artist talk)
- Collab, Lauba, Zagreb, Croatia, 13-17 Oct
- Ce qui nous lie: soirees courts-metrages, Besancon, France, 11 Oct
- Experimental Animation Night, Mindpirates, Berlin, 10 Oct (curated by Cynthia Iurinic)
- Mystérioscope, Fotokino, Marseille, France, 22 Sep - 13 Oct
- Sho-Zyg, St. James Church, New Cross, London, 21-27 Sep
- Zeitguised, Max Hattler, Android Jones & PES, San Francisco State University, CA, USA, 21 Sep, 19:30 (ASIFA Lecture by Ben Ridgway)
- Otopia Festival, Amsterdam, NL, 14-16 Sep (Videomedeja screening)
- The Factory, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, UK, 27 Aug (lecture)
- Max Hattler Presents..., Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, UK, 23 Aug
- Eyeworks Festival, Rijeka, Croatia, 3-4 Aug
- Lago Film Fest, Revine Lago, Italy, 20-28 Jul (retrospective)
- Video Art Festival Miden, Kalamata, Greece, 5-7 Jul
- Skver, Losinj, Croatia, 11-17 Jun (Eyeworks screening)
- Golden Kuker Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria, 12 Jun (panorama)
- ISFF Detmold, Germany, 8 Jun (Max Hattler Retrospective)
- On a Marché sur la Bulle, Amiens, FR, 2-3 Jun (Eyeworks screening)
- Irpen Film Festival, Irpen, Ukraine, 2 Jun
- Moving Pictures, The Public, West Bromwich, UK, 30 May - 9 Sep (curated by Kino10)
- Royal College of Art, London, 30 May (presentation/workshop)
- Experimental Film Festival Portland, OR, USA, 22-27 May
- Backup Festival, Weimar, Germany, 12 May (lecture)
- FMX, Stuttgart, Germany, 11 May (lecture)
- Videoholica Special Selection 2011 at SAMCA, Sofia Arsenal - Museum For Contemporary Art, Sofia, Bulgaria 3 May - 3 Jun
- Animation Avantgarde 01, Filmgalerie, Krems, Austria, 28 Apr
- Vilnius Art Academy, Vilnius, Lithuania, 27 Mar
- Go Short, Nijmegen, NL, 18 Mar (Max Hattler Special Screening)
- Bart kunst in huis, Nijmegen, Holland, 14-18 Mar
- Cannes in a Van: Screen Social, The Book Club, London, 7 Mar
- Animac, Lleida, Spain, 1-4 Mar (Max Hattler Special Screening)
- 7th Annual Music Video Showcase, Memphis, TN, USA, 1-4 Mar
- Exposures Festival, Manchester, UK, 22 Feb (Music, Video, Art?)
- Royal College of Art, London, 16 Feb (presentation/workshop)

2011
- PENG, Mainz, Germany, 10 Dec (screening by Filmfest Weiterstadt)
- The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, Brooklyn, New York, USA, 3 Dec (Eyeworks Festival screening)
- Animierte Theorien Workshop, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria, 2 Dec (VIS Vienna Independent Shorts: Planet A(nimation), curated by Daniel Ebner)
- Frame during Art Basel Miami Beach, USA, 2 Dec (curated by Vimeo and Culture Shock)
- University of the Arts Bremen, Germany, 2 Dec (lecture)
- International Video-Art Festival Camaguey, Cuba, 25-29 Nov (danubeVIDEOARTfestival screening)
- Anilogue, Budapest, Hungary, 25 Nov + Vienna, Austria, 26 Nov
- Max Hattler Screening, Off and Free FF, Seoul, Korea, 17-23 Nov
- Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, Chicago, US, 5-6 Nov
- Kinofest, Bucharest, Romania, 28-30 Oct
- Vom Zauber des Seitlich-dran-vorbei-Sehens, DASA Arbeitswelt Ausstellung, Dortmund, Germany, 16 Oct 2011 - 5 Feb 2012
- East Pop Red, Red Gallery, London, 12-18 Oct
- Ulm Szenen - Szene Ulm, Stadthaus, Ulm, Germany, 11 Oct
- Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France, 10 Oct
- VIA Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 8 Oct (Phenomena section)
- East Pop West, London, 30 Sep - 2 Oct (Max Hattler solo screen)
- CAMP Festival for Visual Music, HfG, Karlsruhe, Germany, 22 Sep
- Abstracta - Int'l abstract cinema exhibition, Rome, Italy, 14-16 Sep
- New Screen New-Castle, Newcastle, UK, 10 Sep
- Toronto Urban Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 9-18 Sep
- Short & Sweet, London, 22 Aug
- Open Cinema, St. Petersburg, Russia, 20-28 Aug
- Videoholica Int'l Video Art Festival, Varna, Bulgaria, 5-12 Aug
- Wiener Kunstschule, Vienna, Austria, 11 May
- onedotzero at COLLECT Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London, 9 May
- Transform: Max Hattler + Noriko Okaku, quartier21, Vienna, 5 May
- Donaufestival, Filmgalerie, Krems, Austria, Sat 30 Apr
- NOVA Contemporary Culture, EAV, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20 Apr
- Skepto International Film Festival, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, 7-9 Apr
- Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, 29 Mar
- Middlesex University, London, 28 Mar
- NOVA Contemporary Culture, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 21 Mar - 20 Apr
- AA School of Architecture, London, 14 Mar
- Max Hattler Masterclass, Anima Festival, Brussels, Belgium, 11 Mar
- University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK, 7 Mar
- Tehran International Animation Festival, Tehran, Iran, 6-10 Mar
- danubeVIDEOARTfestival, Grein, Austria, 4-6 Mar
- University of East London, London, 8 Feb
- Best of Golden Kuker 2010, Sofia, Bulgaria, January
- Structuring Strategies: Max Hattler, CalArts, CA, USA, 25 Jan
- Sound & Stories Amplified: Max Hattler & Jonas Odell, Solothurn Film Festival, Solothurn, Switzerland, 22 Jan
- Max Hattler FOCAL masterclass, Solothurn, Switzerland, 21 Jan
- Max Hattler: Relations & Abstrations (curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr), Directors Lounge, Berlin, 8 Jan

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2010
- Motion Graphics Festival, 30 venues across USA, incl. Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington DC
- 8th Animac Mobile Spanish tour, thru 2010
- onedotzero_adventures in motion world tour 2009-2010
- Videomedeja Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia, 17-19 Dec
- Istanbul Animation Festival, Istanbul, Turkey, 16-19 Dec
- Festival national du film d'animation, Bruz, France, 14-19 Dec
- Yota Space, St. Petersburg, Russia, 11 Dec
- Animateka Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 6-12 Dec
- Pantheon Int'l Xperimental Film Festival, Nicosia, Cyprus, 19 Nov
- Met Film School, Ealing Studios, London, UK, 15 Nov
- AluCine Festival, Toronto, Canada, 11-28 Nov
- INVIDEO, Milan, Italy, 10-14 Nov
- Film+Design Festival, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL, 23-31 Oct
- Musikhuset, Aarhus, Denmark, 20 Oct
- Animation Market 3D Wire, Segovia, Spain, 15-17 Oct
- Bunter Hund Int'l Short Film Festival, Munich, Germany, 14-17 Oct
- Int'l Animation Festival Golden Kuker, Sofia, Bulgaria, 13-17 Oct
- FIBDA, Algiers, Algeria, 13-17 Oct
- Goethe-Institut, Ankara, Turkey, 13 Oct
- Instants Video, Canal Maritima, Martigues, France, 12 Oct - 20 Nov
- Visual Music Award, Frankfurt, Germany, 25 Sep
- The Great Exhibition of Schön!8, German Embassy, London, 15 Sep
- MUMIA, Belo Horizonte, Betim & Nova Lima, Brazil, Sep
- Fantoche Int'l Animation Film Festival, Baden, Switzerland, 7-12 Sep
- Best Of ISFF Detmold, Datca, Turkey, 3-9 Sep
- Abstracta, Rome, Italy, 26 Aug
- Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt, Germany, 12-16 Aug
- Hiroshima Int'l Animation Festival, Japan, 7-11 Aug
- Fest Anca, Zilina, Slovakia, 30 Jul - 1 Aug
- NOVA Contemporary Culture, MIS, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 29 Jul
- San Gio Video Festival, Verona, Italy, 23-27 Jul
- Gimli Film Festival, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada, 21-25 Jul
- Wimbledon Shorts Film Festival, London, UK , 10 Jul
- Rooftop Films Summer Series, New York City, NY, USA, 2 Jul
- Videoformes at De la magie de l'Art, Eurosites Liège, Paris, 1 Jul
- Marl Video Art Award Show, Marl, Germany, 20 Jun - 8 Aug
- MOCAmpus, MOCA, Taipei, Taiwan, 19 Jun
- Videofestival, Bochum, Germany, 10-12 Jun ('Best of' screening)
- Int'l Short Film Festival Detmold, Detmold, Germany, 9-13 Jun
- Animafest, Zagreb, Croatia, 1-6 Jun
- Crosstalk Video Art Festival, Budapest, Hungary, 1-6 Jun
- Ursula Blickle Videolounge, Vienna, Austria, 31 May
- Videoformes On Tour, Loop Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain, 30 May
- Vienna Independent Shorts, Vienna, Austria, 27 May - 2 Jun
- Exploding Cinema, London, 28 May
- WIZ-ART Festival, Lviv, Ukraine, 20-23 May
- AniFest, Teplice, Czech Republic, 18-23 May
- Jornada de Comunicación, Universidad Marista, Mexico City, 30 Apr
- Neuer deutscher Film, Babylon, Berlin, Germany, 29 Apr
- Habitacion del Ruido, UCSJ, Mexico City, 28 Apr
- Kinofilm Short Film Festival, Manchester, UK, 27 Apr - 2 May
- Videoformes On Tour, EMAF, Osnabrück, Germany, 21-25 Apr
- Ciné Lumière, Institut Français, London, 18 Apr
- Videoformes On Tour, SCAM, Paris, France, 6 Apr
- Ferienakademie 2010, Kloster Roggenburg, Germany, 6 Apr
- Animated Worlds: Avant-Garde, Cinephilia, London, 21 Mar
- 700IS Experimental Film Festival, Egilsstadir, Iceland, 20-27 Mar
- Regensburg Short Film Week, Regensburg, Germany, 17-24 Mar
- Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival, Landshut, Germany, 17-21 Mar
- Oslo Screen Festival, Oslo, Norway, 12-14 Mar
- Videoformes at Expo de Vidéo à Baoshan, Shanghai, China, 12 Mar
- MONSTRA Lisboa Animated Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal, 11-21 Mar
- Videoformes Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 10-13 Mar
- University of Westminster, London, UK, 8 Mar
- Byron Bay Film Festival, Australia, 5-13 Mar
- Videoformes at Reinberger Galleries, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 26 Feb
- ANIMAC, Lleida, Spain, 22-28 Feb
- Glasgow Short Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 20 Feb
- Videoformes On Tour, Espace Beaujon, Paris, 19 Feb
- Ravensbourne College of Design, London, UK, 17 Feb
- 6th Berlin International Directors Lounge, Berlin, 11-21 Feb
- The Animation Workshop, Viborg, Denmark, 9 Feb
- British Animation Awards UK Tour to 27 venues, Feb
- La Enana Marron, Madrid, Spain, weekly during Jan + Feb
- Rythmetic Festival, Bègles, France, 28-31 Jan
- Filmwinter, Stuttgart, Germany, 21-24 Jan
- London Short Film Festival, London, UK, 8-17 Jan

2009
- onedotzero_adventures in motion world tour 2009-2010
- Videomedeja, Novi Sad, Serbia, 11-13 Dec
- Southampton Solent University, Southampton, UK, 23 Apr + 7 Dec
- Design Overtime, Design Museum, London, 4 Dec
- Red Hot Shorts, ACMI, Melbourne, Australia, 4 Dec
- Int'l Short Film Festival Leuven, Belgium, 28 Nov - 5 Dec
- Cream, Int'l Festival for Arts & Media, Yokohama, Japan, 23+29 Nov
- Ravensbourne College of Design, London, UK, 20 Nov
- L'Alternativa Festival, Barcelona, Spain, 19 Nov
- Encounters Short Film Festival, Bristol, UK, 17-22 Nov
- Fredrikstad Animation Festival, Norway, 14 Nov
- FIMAC, Noordelijk Film Festival, Leeuwarden, Holland, 14 Nov
- Exground Filmfest, Wiesbaden, Germany, 13-22 Nov
- Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, NC, USA, 11-15 Nov
- Museek Festival, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 6-13 Nov
- No-Festival of Video Art & Animation, Chelyabinsk, Russia, 6-8 Nov
- Holland Animation Film Festival, Utrecht, Holland, 4-8 Nov
- DOK Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, 26 Oct - 1 Nov
- Premio Simona Gesmundo, Cetraro, Italy, 26-28 Oct
- Tindirindis Int'l Animation Film Festival, Vilnius, Lithuania, 21-25 Oct
- Kinofest, Bucharest, Romania, 23 Oct
- 7inch Cinema / Electric Sheep, Roxy Bar & Screen, London, 19 Oct
- FIA, Stockholm, Sweden, 16-19 Oct
- Optica Festival, Madrid, Spain, 16 Oct
- Curtocircuito Festival, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 10-17 Oct
- Darklight Festival, Dublin, Ireland, 8-11 Oct
- Anim'est Int'l Animation Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania, 2-11 Oct
- Branchage Film Festival, Jersey, Channel Islands, 3 Oct
- video_dumbo, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 26 Sep
- Made in Arnhem, Arnhem, Holland, 26 Sep
- Eksjö Animation Festival, Eksjö, Sweden, 24-26 Sep
- Abandon Normal Devices Festival, Liverpool, UK, 23-27 Sep
- onedotzero_adventures in motion festival, London, 9-13 Sep
- London Int'l Animation Festival, London, UK, 28 Aug - 6 Sep
- Curtocircuito screening, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 25 Aug
- 90+Min, Der Strand 22, Jena, Germany, 21 Aug
- Juicy Beats Festival, Dortmund, Germany, 1 Aug
- Melbourne Int'l Film Festival, Australia, 24 Jul - 9 Aug
- BUG 14, BFI Southbank, London, UK, 24 + 31 Jul
- Anima Mundi, Rio de Janeiro + Sao Paulo, Brazil, Jul
- Curtas Vila do Conde, Vila do Conde, Portugal, 4-12 Jul
- Melbourne International Animation Festival, Australia, 22-28 Jun
- Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh, UK, 17-28 Jun
- ArtsFest, Wellington College, Berkshire, UK, 23 Jun
- Message To Man Film Festival, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 15-22 Jun
- Videofestival, Bochum, Germany, 18-20 Jun
- Annecy Int'l Animated Film Festival, Annecy, France, 8-13 Jun
- XXIV Dni Sztuki Wspólczesnej, Bialystok, Poland, 26 May
- Backup Festival, Weimar, Germany, 21-24 May
- Athens Video Art Festival, Athens, Greece, 14-17 May
- Animation Symposium, Volda University College, Norway, 7 May
- 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival, USA, 23 Apr - 7 May
- REC Festival Int'l de Cine de Tarragona, Spain, 25 Apr - 2 May
- Image Forum Festival, Japan, 29 Apr + 4 May
- East End Film Festival, London, UK, 23-30 Apr
- European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany, 22-26 Apr
- Glimmer: Hull Int'l Short Film Festival, Hull, UK, 21-26 Apr
- Filmfest Dresden, Germany, 14-19 Apr
- Un festival c'est trop court, Nice, France, 14-19 Apr
- Video Festival Imperia, Imperia, Italy, 14-18 Apr
- Kunst (er)schöpft, Kloster Roggenburg, Germany, 11 Mar - 17 Apr
- Nemo Festival, Paris, France, 1-11 Apr
- RAF Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, 29 Mar - 4 Apr
- BYDESIGN 09, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, USA, 6-12 Mar
- International Film Festival Rotterdam, Holland, 21 Jan - 1 Feb

2008
- Max Hattler: Future Abstraction, Someones Garden, Tokyo, 2-15 Nov

SELECTED BLOGS, PRESS, TV, DVDS
- IdN Magazine Motion Gallery, 2014
- Animation Avantgarde 01 DVD, Asifa Austria / VIS, Apr 2012
- Nasjonalgalleriet, NRK TV, Norway, Sep 2011
- the dilettante(s), Aug 2011
- CreaNum, Aug 2011
- Dangerous Minds, Aug 2011
- Cartoon Brew, Aug 2011
- Changethethought, Aug 2011
- Juste fais rien, Aug 2011
- Synchroness, Aug 2011
- TV8, Clermont-Ferrand, France, Jan/Feb 2011
- Phase 3, BR-alpha TV, Germany, since April 2010
- XTVL TV, Spain, Feb 2010
- InMotion, UK, Apr 2009
- Repérages 64 + Expérience[s] 05 DVD, France, Apr 2009
- Directors Notes, Jan 2009
- Supported and promoted by British Council, 2009
- Supported by Film London Film-makers' Festival Fund, 2009
- Jemapur 'Evacuation' CD+DVD, Nov 2008

WHAT OTHERS SAID ABOUT AANAATT
"AANAATT is a perpetual motion machine of shape, color, and perspective. In this mesmerizing stop-motion film by German video artist Max Hattler, space is collapsed and turned ambiguous, revealing the true nature of dimensionality for what it is: pure visual illusion. Inspired by early experimental animation filmmakers like Oskar Fischinger and Slavko Vorkapich, Hattler blurs the boundary between the avant-garde spirit of yesteryear with the technological boundlessness of today in this striking ode to plastic filmmaking." Black Mariah Films Presents: FORM AND FUNCTION, 2013

"Max Hattler’s previous, also dazzling animations (eg Collision) have been flatter, screen-born works. This spatially disorienting stop-motion film is a deep-focus, continually shifting kaleidoscope of abstract (but clearly tangible) shapes in the Oskar Fischinger tradition, set across multiple planes reflecting and receding to the sky. It’s hypnotic, bewildering and beautiful." Nick Bradshaw (Sight & Sound) on BFI - The best web video of 2011: 13 critics and curators on their favourite videos new online in 2011, 2011

"An animated, analogue picture of the future, involving seriously figurative mysteries and everyday playful abstractions. Deftly shifting shapes, colours and unrecognizable household objects glide across an ever-changing, multi-layered surface, lending Aanaatt a curiously hypnotic warmth and flair. Hattler’s film is a stop-motion, fixed camera animation film commissioned for Japanese music producer Jemapur." Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2009

"Here's an abstract stop-motion to contrast with your digital days." Michelle Higa, Motionographer, 2011

"Spiegelungen, Verschiebungen, Projektionen: Max Hattler legt ein genussvolles Verwirrspiel zwischen Abstraktion und Realismus hin, zwischen konstruktivistischem Design und manuell-analoger Raumerzeugung. Ein retro-futuristisches Kunstwerk, geerdet durch die Musik des japanischen Elektronikers Jemapur." Wiktoria Pelzer, Stuttgarter Filmwinter, 2013

"25 Best Stop Motion Short Films and Claymation Videos: A strange world where experience, both familiar and unfamiliar, is cut-up, upside-down and otherwise displaced, as modernist shapes move and construct themselves in almost organic ways. AANAATT, a 2008 music video from artist Max Hattler is a sublime stop-motion animation that hearkens back to 40's and 50's abstract films through its geneological exploration of shape and movement with music." Webneel, 2013

"An abstract animation created by Max Hattler. 3D objects build up in the unknown space creating beautiful visuals and textures on screen." animade, 2011

"... filmmaker and visual artist Max Hattler released his abstract opus called 'Aanaatt' online. The film is an ambient, VFX and narrative-free stop-motion film created in collaboration with Japanese composer Jemapur." Stash Feed, 2011

"An exciting experiment in the tradition of Oskar Fischinger (Komposition in Blau, 1935), Dwinell Grant (Composition No. 1, 1940) and Slavko Vorkapich (Abstract Experiment in Kodachrome, 1950s). Max Hattler presents a well-done interaction between music and moving images. Space is turned upside down and the animated objects become faceless dancers in a constructivist ballet." Vienna Independent Shorts 2010, jury statement by Dr. Anton Fuxjäger

"Hattler proposes an unusual stop-motion animation, where objects of abstract shape and unknown function move in a space that bears no relationship to any kind of real experience. The various elements move within this three dimensional space, like parts of a dynamic painting that condenses a whole series of references to contemporary art: from the constructivism of Moholy-Nagy, to the historic abstracts of Mondrian and Klee, and on to the more recent experience of conceptual and kinetic art. Changing shapes, plays of colour and transforming surfaces compose a dynamic universe that is both alienating and fascinating at the same time."
Invideo 2010, Italy

"Max, AANAATT is one of your most beautiful animations. I often show it as an outstanding example to my students. Above all, the work is NOT just another demonstration of technique or technology, but rather a classic in the field of Visual Music, and a unique example of creative ingenuity and elegant design." Robert Darroll, media artist, 2011

"A strange world where experience, both familiar and unfamiliar, is cut-up, upside-down and otherwise displaced, as modernist shapes move and construct themselves in almost organic ways. AANAATT, a 2008 music video from artist Max Hattler is a sublime stop-motion animation that hearkens back to 40′s and 50′s abstract films through its geneological exploration of shape and movement with music. The music is a track from Japanese artist Jemapur In 2008 W+K Tokyo Lab commissioned 4 music videos for the then 21 year old music producer, and I imagine that this was the strangest. Using a static camera and zero digital effects, Hattler, whose previously celebrated films like Collision are definitely digital, adeptly moves into the arena of object stop-motion. In doing so he creates something as intricate and imaginative as I've seen in stop-motion's modern renaissance." Jason Sondhi, Short of the Week, 2011


onedotzero interviews Max about AANAATT.

"A masterclass in abstract stop-motion ... German animator/director/video artist Max Hattler's abstract stop-motion work Aanaatt, which is '100% digital-effects free' and was widely lauded when screened at a variety of festivals three years ago, has finally been put online. The full 4m45s HD version, which was previously only available as a one-minute teaser ... is well worth a look. It centres on dozens of different mostly non-identifiable objects moving around in an apparently random fashion in an alien looking environment, which all sounds a bit of a mess but in reality is incredibly compelling and truly fascinating to watch." Jake Bickerton, Televisual, 2011

"A seductive world of rapidly moving brightly colored shapes sets a tone of attractive alienation." Rooftop Films, USA

"Award winning animation film-maker Max Hattler presents a world transformed by brightly coloured geometric shapes that are in a constant state of movement."

London Short Film Festival

"an endlessly mobile sequence of animated Bauhaus-style shapes and compositions."
Eleanor McKeown, Electric Sheep

"Design, colour, movement, rythm, light and shadows in absolute harmony. Told in two and three dimensions."

Eksjö Animation Festival 2009, Award for Best Design

"very successful at festivals over the last year ... weird non-digital cut-out animation."
BBC Film Network

"a fascinating 3D collage affair where you spend most of the time trying to work out what possible angle it was filmed from."
Spank The Monkey

"Award-winning abstract stop-motion film commissioned by W+K Tokyo Lab for the Japanese hip-hop/electronica artist Jemapur [creator of this years onedotzero festival trailer audio]. Hattler uses found geometric objects to create an arresting vision of analogue futurism." onedotzero_adventures in motion, 2009

"Stop motion animation of three-dimensional objects against an evolving background of windows, mirrors, and geometric shapes mutates one corner of a room into a labyrinth of color and movement."
Cucalorus Film Festival

"This amazing film is made by one of my favourite animators at this time. Max Hattler really does magic with this film. Suprisingly simple!"
Tanja Koning, O.K. Blog

"Moholy-Nagy and the early constructivism inspire this film. Through mirroring, dislocations and projections, Max Hattler parses the possibilities of manual-analogue creation of space on the surface."
Backup Festival

AANAATT - production
Shooting AANAATT

"Hattler's elegantly choreographed object animation tilts the camera so that the mirrored table surface seems to be the ceiling. In smooth stop-motion replacements, he explores the abstract logic of tubes, discs, cylinders and other shapes as they grow, shrink, slide, and change to the ethereal murmur of ambient music."
Tony Reveaux, Cine Source Magazine

"mesmerising"
Promo News

"intricate and eye-catching"
Televisual

"a stop-motion masterpiece."
ByDesign09

"visually arresting ... innovative stop-motion film featuring upside-down, random geometry."
InMotion

"Shifting between three-dimensional objects and two-dimensional surfaces, the illusion of space is folded through the use of mirrors and sound."
Melbourne Int'l Film Festival

"Mirrored surfaces and tricks of light lend an unsettling quality to this abstract stop motion."
Melbourne International Animation Festival

"another banger piece ... Max's work is some of the most progressive and visually stimulating works created time and time again."
TouchExplode

"One of four music videos commissioned by W+K Tokyo Lab for the release of 21-year-old Japanese producer Jemapur's latest album, 'Aanaatt' is as mystifying as its title. The track is of the sparse, bloopy variety one might associate with graphic designers in oppressively-rimmed glasses and Max Hattler's stop-motion, fixed camera video is accordingly abstract. 'Aanaatt' might've been overly academic in another director's hands, but the German helmer gives the song a curiously hypnotic warmth by deftly shifting colors, shapes, unrecognizable household objects, and lighting across an ever-changing, multi-layered surface."
Boards

"the best use of stop-motion we've ever seen! ... It's nice to see people still taking the time to do things the old fashioned way, even if it does take forever."
LimitedHype

"Max Hattler turns his talents for abstract animation to stop motion and comes up with this intriguing exercise."

Stash Feed

"a mesmerising and beautiful stop-motion film"
BUG - the evolution of music video

"Director Max Hattler teams up with Japanese electronica artist Jemapur to create Aanaatt, a stop-motion experiment in analog futurism."
Justin Cone, Motionographer, 2008

"Jemapur are at it again with the crazy stop-motion vid for AANAATT. They can't release a bad video lately. Especially with masterminds like German director Max Hattler in charge."
shape + colour

"A stop-motion animation film from the up and coming German creator Max Hattler. The high-quality animation is fixed-film, shot through a fixed point camera, bringing a fresh new dimension to Jemapur’s musical world."

W+K Tokyo Lab

"Stunning stop-motion geometrics."
Abandon Normal Devices

"Beautiful abstract, geometric stop motion film" Ampoule, 2011

"Im realen Raum verwoben und gleichzeitig abstrakt losgelöst, nicht verortbar: Dieser musikalische Kurzfilm lässt durch seine warmen Farbkonstellationen, den haptischen Konstruktionen und den überraschenden Ideen eine heitere, geborgene und kontinuierlich metamorphotische Komposition entstehen. Kunsthistorische Rückbezüge einbettend überzeugt AANAATT durch eine frische, die Moderne ganz neu sehende, einzigartige Dingwelt." Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche 2010, statement of the jury (Special Mention)

"... wunderbar dahingleitende, Op-art-nahe Experimente über die Illusionsmaschine Film ..."
Gabriele Mayer, Mittelbayerische Zeitung, 22 Mar 2010

"... da vollführen knallbunte Plastikteile ein Bilderballett, schweben scheinbar schwerelos vor Betonpfeilern und Fensterrahmen, ändern Farben, Formen und Position. Ein wunderbar leichter Film zum Bauklötzestaunen."

Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung

"ein genussvolles Verwirrspiel zwischen Abstraktion und Realismus, zwischen konstruktivistischem Design und manuell-analoger Raumerzeugung. Ein retro-futuristisches Kunstwerk, geerdet durch die Musik des japanischen Elektronikers Jemapur."
Vienna Independent Shorts

"Da nossa série Menos dinheiro e mais Talento um Stop Motion bem diferente. Um simples espelho foi capaz de compor essa proposta meio surreal, onde os objetos de forma e função desconhecidas se movem em um espaço que não tem qualquer tipo de relação com a vida real. Baseado em referências históricas de artistas como Mondrian e Paul Klee e trabalhos recentes de arte cinética. De Max Hattler." Pedro Pletitsch, Portfolio Lovers, 2011

CREDITS
Director: Max Hattler
Producer: Max Hattler
Animation: Max Hattler, Noriko Okaku, Philip Serfaty, Rodrigo Vives
Music: Jemapur
Agency: W+K Tokyo Lab
Creative Director: +cruz
Thanks to: Nick Roericht
Available formats: 1080p HD mov, Beta SP, DVD
Length: 4'45"
Year: 2008
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