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.

- Lumen Prize Moving Image Award Shortlist, Sep 2017


- EXiM 2017 Cross-Straits Experimental Animation Festival, Macao Museum of Art, Macao, 17-19 Nov
- Palm Springs International Animation Festival, Palm Springs, CA, USA, 9-11 Nov
- 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)

// Fuzzy analogue music and geometric digital animation collide in this trippy audiovisual collaboration between Hong Kong-based artist Max Hattler and composer Lux Prima. // Booooooom, 30 May 2017

// Video Art Visions: Divisional Articulations. 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).” The film was directed by Max Hattler and animated by a team of 16 students at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. The music was created in Lux Prima's studio in east London. // NOWNESS, 13 May 2017

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: DCP, 1080p HD
Frame rate: 24
Length: 4'33"
Year: 2017

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