Divisional Articulations
Repetition and distortion drive this audiovisual collaboration between composer Lux Prima and visual artist Max Hattler, where fuzzy analogue music and geometric digital animation collide in an electronic feedback loop, and spawn arrays of divisional articulations in time and space.

- Grand Prize Award, SUPERNOVA Festival, Denver, CO, USA, 2017
- Best Experimental Film, ReAnima Festival, Bergen, Norway, 2017
- Special Mention, Experimental Category, CutOut Fest, Mexico, 2017
- Moving Image Award Shortlist, Lumen Prize, UK, 2017


- Animateka Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 4-10 Dec (Jury Programme V: Best of ReAnima)
- Relentless Melt No. 1: Hong Kong Music Abstractions, Floating Projects, Hong Kong, 2 Dec
- Artist Film Weekender 2017, HOME, Manchester, 30 Nov - 2 Dec (Both Sides Now screening)
- Lumen Matrix, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China, 25 Nov 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
- KLEX: Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24-26 Nov
- VisMatters, UNSW Art & Design, Paddington (Sydney), Australia, 21 Nov - 5 Dec (ON|OFF 100101010 exhibition, curated by June Kim and Ina Conradi)
- EXiM 2017 Cross-Straits Experimental Animation Festival, Macao Museum of Art, Macao, 18 Nov
- Flensburger Kurzfilmtage, Flensburg, Germany, 15-19 Nov
- Clockenflap Festival, Hong Kong, 17-19 Nov (Videotage screening curated by Isaac Leung)
- Denver Film Festival, Denver, CO, USA, 11 Nov
- CutOut Fest, Queretaro, Mexico, 9-12 Nov
- Palm Springs International Animation Festival, Palm Springs, CA, USA, 9-11 Nov
- Animation, Experiment #2 | Abstract Animation 2, New Media Projects, Tehran, Iran, 8 Nov 2017, 6pm
- 26th St. Louis International Film Festival, St. Louis, USA, 2-12 Nov
- Multivision, Erarta Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, 28 Oct - 20 Nov (Heroes and Illusions exhibition)
- KLEX: Pre-Festival Event, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 21 Oct
- 31st Braunschweig International Film Festival, Braunschweig, Germany, 17-22 Oct
- ReAnima Festival, Bergen, Norway, 29 Sep - 1 Oct
- SUPERNOVA Outdoor Digital Animation Festival, Denver, CO, USA, 22-23 Sep
Switch to Art. Videokunst im Brückenhaus, Neu-Ulm, Germany, Sep '17 - Aug '18 (curated by Dunja Bialas)
- Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria, 7-11 Sep (Deep Space 8K: Max Hattler: Expanded Abstractions)
- Festival Silhouette, Paris, France, 25 Aug - 2 Sep
- Lumen Prize Long List + Lumen Online Gallery, Aug
- London Animation Club, London, 1 Aug (Max Hattler Returns to... talk/screening)
- Animation Block Party, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 27-30 Jul
- Expo 2017, Astana, Kazakhstan, 14 Jul (Max Hattler Retrospective presented by Visual Music Award and German Pavilion)
- 29th Society for Animation Studies Conference, University of Padova, Padua, Italy, 4 Jul (presentation: ‘Expanded Abstractions: From Fake Holography to Broken Stereoscopy’)
- Vienna Independent Film Festival, Vienna, Austria, 3-7 Jul
- Short to the Point Film Festival, Romania, June official selection
- Visual Music Award, Gelnhausen, Germany, 23 Jun
- Expo 2017, Astana, Kazakhstan, 13 Jun (Visual Music Award screening at German Pavilion)
- Third Culture Film Festival, Hong Kong, 21-23 Apr (preview)
- Filmfest Dresden International Short Film Festival, Dresden, Germany, 4-9 Apr (Animated: Max Hattler Retrospective; preview version)
- Sonar Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1 Apr (Max Hattler - Sonar+D; preview version)

Divisional Articulations (2017)

Divisional Articulations (2017)

Divisional Articulations (2017)

"Audio Visual collaboration between Max Hattler and musician Lux Prima is an animation made up of simple shapes and visual feedback (and isn’t as boring as that sounds)." Prosthetic Knowledge

"an energetic, thoroughly captivating abstraction… an example of outstanding collaboration in new-media animation and art." SUPERNOVA Festival

"An exceptional piece of experimental animation art. The geometric patterns make a perfect fusion with the music, creating a hypnotic and delighting visual state. It is a visual essay about new routes to work with animation."
Best Experimental Film, ReAnima Festival 2017

"Fuzzy analogue music and geometric digital animation collide in this trippy audiovisual collaboration." Booooooom

"More constructivist than Hattler's previous works, Divisional Articulations spreads the synth urgency of Lux Prima to every location: zooming in and out, moving left and right, and trying to fill in cinematic space and the space of desires." Zippy Frames

"Repetition and geometry play out in trance-inducing fashion. German video artist and experimental filmmaker Max Hattler talks about his latest gambit, a collaboration with contemporary composer Lux Prima: 'This video is my visual interpretation of the fuzzy analogue loop-based music created by Lux Prima. Sound and image collide in an electronic feedback loop, spawning arrays of divisional articulations in time and space. The concept of the video borrows from Paul Klee's Bauhaus teachings and draws on visual influences ranging from Constructivist art to computer animation pioneer John Whitney's seminal film experiment Matrix III (1972)'." NOWNESS

"super trippy" Cent Magazine

"Figuras bidimensionales, generadas mediante ordenador y conceptualizadas por el artista digital alemán, se articulan entre sí al compás de la sintética música del compositor británico Lux Prima para resultar en un hipnotizante, bauhausiano, contemporáneo y digitalmente abstracto paisaje, que sin duda Hans Richter, Walter Ruttmann, Viking Eggeling o cualquier vanguardista de comienzos del siglo XX estaría encantado de ver." N+2

"Enjoy all 4'33" of it (yes, we got the reference too)." Imperica

Director: Max Hattler
Music: Lux Prima
Animation: King Lam Chan, Po Yi Chan, Hinyi Cheuk, Ka Man Chow, Cheuk Hei Kai, Tsz Ching Kwan, Hau Ying Lui, Ka Man Luk, Ngai Wan Ma, Cheuk Lam Mui, Kam Ian Sio, Susan Sun, Qi Yu Teo, Ka Yiu Wong, Crystal Yip, Ka Man Yu, Max Hattler
Code: Sune Petersen
Supported by a Teaching Start-Up Grant from the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong (Project No. 6000566).
Available formats: UHD, 1080p HD, DCP
Frame rate: 24
Length: 4'33"
Year: 2017

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