Drift
A blue planet and some 'air.

AWARDS
- Best Digital Film, London Int'l Animation Festival, UK, 2008
- Best Experimental Film, Muuuvi ISFF, Romania, 2008

SCREENINGS 2014
- Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 21 Nov (retrospective)
- Last Friday Shorts, Southend on Sea, UK, 26 Sep (curated by Michaela Freeman)
- Village Green Festival, Chalkwell Park, Southend on Sea, UK, 12 Jul
- Fest Anca, Zilina, Slovakia, 18-22 Jun (Profile: Max Hattler)
- 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)

2013
- Nozstock Festival, Bromyard, Herefordshire, 26 Jul (Max Hattler Retrospective)
- Schaustelle, Munich, Germany, 15+16 Jun (Max Hattler: Selected Works)
- AniFest, Teplice, Czech Republic, 27 Apr (lecture)

2012

- Max Hattler Presents..., Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, UK, 23 Aug, 18:30
- Lago Film Fest, Revine Lago, Italy, 20-28 Jul (Max Hattler retrospective)
- Golden Kuker Animation Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria, 12 Jun (Max Hattler Panorama)
- ISFF Detmold, Germany, 8 Jun (Zwischenbilanz: Max Hattler Retrospective)
- Royal College of Art, London, 6 Jun (presentation/workshop)
- Go Short, Nijmegen, Holland, Sun 18 Mar (Max Hattler Special Screening)
- Animac, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain, 1-4 Mar (Max Hattler Special Screening)
- Royal College of Art, London, 23 Feb (presentation/workshop)

2011

- InShadow Festival, Lisbon, Portugal, 5-9 Dec
- Max Hattler Screening, Off and Free Film Festival, Seoul, Korea, 17-23 Nov
- East Pop Red, Red Gallery, London, 12-18 Oct
- Ulm Szenen - Szene Ulm, Stadthaus, Ulm, Germany, 11 Oct
- East Pop West, London, 30 Sep - 2 Oct (group exhibition; Max Hattler solo screen)
- The Lost Picture Show at Shambala, Northamptonshire, UK, Sun 28 Aug
- Re-Loop, C the Film, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh, UK, 4-30 Aug
- Exploding Cinema, The Others, London, Fri 27 May
- Off Loop, Espacio de Proyectos Sant Pere, Barcelona, Spain, 11-21 May
- Middlesex University, London, 28 Mar
- La Elástica, Montreal, Canada, 26 Feb (curated by L'Alternativa)
- Structuring Strategies: Max Hattler, CalArts, Valencia, CA, USA, 25 Jan
- Sound & Stories Amplified: Hattler & Odell, Solothurn Film Festival, 22 Jan
- London Short Film Festival, London, UK, 14 Jan (live rescore event)
- Max Hattler: Relations & Abstrations (curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr), Directors Lounge, Berlin, 8 Jan

2010
- Videomedeja Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia, 17-19 Dec
- Met Film School, Ealing Studios, London, UK, 15 Nov
- MUMIA, Brazil, Betim & Nova Lima, 6-12 Sep; Belo Horizonte, 13-19 Sep
- XI Jornadas de Cine Mudo de Uncastillo, Zaragoza, Spain, 18-20 Jun
- Leiden International Short Film Festival, Leiden, Holland, 28-30 May
- Habitacion del Ruido, UCSJ, Mexico City, 28 Apr
- Signes de Nuit, Paris, France, 3 Apr (curated by L'Alternativa)
- House of European Culture, Prague, 31 Mar (curated by L'Alternativa)
- University of Westminster, London, UK, 8 Mar
- 6th Berlin International Directors Lounge, Berlin, 14 Feb
- The Animation Workshop, Viborg, Denmark, 9 Feb
- Psarokokalo: Athens Int' Short Film Festival, Athens, Greece, 1-7 Feb

2009
- Southampton Solent University, UK, 17 Feb + 23 Apr + 7 Dec
- Pantheon Int'l Xperimental Film Festival, Nicosia, Cyprus, 20 Nov
- Ravensbourne College of Design, London, UK, 28 Jan + 20 Nov
- Fredrikstad Animation Festival, Norway, 14 Nov
- ProyectAragon, Zaragoza, Spain, 17 Nov (curated by L'Alternativa)
- Kinofest, Bucharest, Romania, 24 Oct
- Optica Festival, Madrid, Spain, 16 Oct
- Branchage Film Festival, Jersey, Channel Islands, 3 Oct
- Animae Caribe Festival, Port of Spain, Trinidad, 30 Sep - 3 Oct
- Square Eyes: Made in Arnhem, Arnhem, Holland, 26 Sep
- Best of Videofestival Bochum at Juicy Beats, Dortmund, Germany, 1 Aug
- Muuuvi Tent, Peninsula Festival, Romania, 24 Jul
- ArtsFest, Wellington College, Berkshire, UK, 23 Jun
- Videofestival, Bochum, Germany, 18-20 Jun
- Kecskemét Animation Film Festival, Kecskemét, Hungary, 17-21 Jun
- Napoli Film Festival, Naples, Italy, 10-15 Jun
- Art Video International Film Festival, Cannes, France, 19-23 May
- RiverRun Int'l Film Festival, Winston-Salem, NC, USA, 22-29 Apr
- Kunst (er)schöpft, Kloster Roggenburg, Germany, 11 Mar - 17 Apr
- RAF Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, 29 Mar - 4 Apr
- Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 10-14 Mar
- Refresco! / Tratado de Integracion, Neuquen, Argentina, 26-28 Feb
- MK2 Bibliothèque, Paris, 24 Feb (curated by Videoformes)
- artbelowzero, Westbourne Studios, London, 18 Feb
- Kunsthochschule für Medien, Cologne, Germany, 22 Jan

2008
- ISFF Leuven, Belgium, 29 Nov - 6 Dec
- Anilogue IAF, Budapest, 27-30 Nov + Vienna, 1-3 Dec
- Ne1co's AV Social, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, 27 Nov
- L'Alternativa Festival + Tour, Barcelona, Spain, 14-22 Nov
- Animated Dreams, Tallinn, Estonia, 21 Nov
- Audioscope, Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford, UK, 16 Nov
- Max Hattler: Future Abstraction, Someone's Garden, Tokyo, 2-15 Nov
- Royal College of Art, London, UK, 6 Nov
- Digital Dreams, Superdeluxe, Tokyo, Japan, 1 Nov
- FIA, Stockholm, Sweden, 31 Oct - 2 Nov
- Future Shorts tour in Spain incl. Madrid, Barcelona, Canarias, Cuenca, Sevilla, Granada, Cordoba, Murcia, thru October
- BIAF, Brisbane, Australia, 30 Oct
- Filmini ISFF, Sofia, Bulgaria, 22-26 Oct
- Curtocircuito Festival, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 17-24 Oct
- The Film Diary, Leicester, UK, 24 Oct
- AIAF, Sydney, Australia, 17-18 Oct
- Ourense IFF, Ourense, Spain, 11-18 Oct
- Anim'est IAFF, Bucharest, Romania, 3-12 Oct
- Premio Simona Gesmundo, Italy, Oct
- Animae Caribe Festival, Trinidad, 23 Sep
- Abstracta, Rome, Italy, 24 Sep
- AnimationVolda Festival, Volda, Norway, 13 Sep
- LIAF, London, UK, 2-7 Sep
- Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Groningen, Holland, 21-31 Aug
- Portable Film Festival, Australia, 1-31 Aug
- Aeon Festival, Shobrooke Park, Devon, UK, 23 Aug
- Dislocation Festival, Luton, UK, 14-16 Aug
- Muuuvi ISFF, Lazar Castle, Romania, 1-3 Aug
- Image Forum Festival, Tokyo, Kyoto, Fukuoka + Yokohama, Japan, Apr-Jul
- Anima Mundi Gallery, Rio de Janeiro + Sao Paulo, Brazil, July
- AURORA Tour at Animator Festival, Poznan, Poland, 9 Jul
- AIAF, Bendigo, Australia, 27-28 Jun
- MIAF, Melbourne, Australia, 20 + 22 Jun
- Animafest, Zagreb, Croatia, 31 May - 5 Jun
- Apple Store Ginza, Tokyo, Japan, 26 May
- Planet Studyo Plus One, Osaka, Japan, 24 + 25 May
- Kyoto Saga University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan, 20 May
- Osaka Electro-Communication University, Osaka, Japan, 15 May
- Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences, Nagoya, Japan, 14 May
- Elektra Festival, Montreal, Canada, 9-13 May (screening curated by Némo)
- Dohjidai Gallery of Art, Kyoto, Japan, 29 April - 11 May
- Uplink Factory, Tokyo, Japan, 7 + 8 May
- FFIAK International Animation Festival, Yokohama, Japan, 6 May
- Apple Store Ginza, Tokyo, Japan, 5 May
- Britspotting FF and Tour, Berlin, Stuttgart + Cologne, Germany, Apr-May
- San Francisco IFF, USA, 24 April - 8 May
- Notte Bianca in Università, University of Pisa, Italy, 24 Apr
- Hattler/Seidel Japan Tour Launch, Le Baron, Tokyo, Japan, 23 April
- East End Film Festival, London, 17-24 April
- Nemo Festival, Paris, France, 10-20 April
- Bristol School of Animation, University of West of England, UK, 16 Apr
- AURORA Tour at Belfast Film Festival, Northern Ireland, 13 Apr, 20h
- Creative Futures, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, 9 Apr
- 'Bugs for Teeth', Lumen Eclipse, Cambridge, MA, USA, 1-30 Apr
- AURORA Tour at Pushkin Cinema, Chelyabinsk, Russia, 22 + 29 Mar
- BYDESIGN 08, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, USA, 6-13 Mar
- FDMX, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich, UK, 6 Mar
- Newport School of Art, University of Wales, Newport, UK, 4 Mar
- London Animation Studio, Central St. Martin's College, London, UK, 25 Feb
- Southwark Playhouse, London, 21 Feb
- 24/7 DIY Video Summit, USC, LA, USA, 8-10 Feb
- University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK, 7 Feb
- FLAMIN Special Screening, Bloomberg Space, London, 6 Feb
- AURORA Tour, Rodina Cinema, St. Petersburg, Russia, 25 Jan + 1 Feb
- FDMX, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, 23 Jan
- London SFF, London, UK, 4-13 Jan

2007
- Istanbul Int'l Animation Festival, Turkey
- Kasseler Dokfest, Kassel, Germany
- Amiens IFF, France
- Videologia Festival, Volgograd, Russia
- AURORA Festival, Norwich, UK
- Braunschweig IFF, Germany
- Tindirindis Int'l Animation Film Festival, Vilnius, Lithuania
- Ferdinand-von-Steinbeiß Schule für Grafikdesign, Ulm, Germany
- Nikolaus-Kopernikus-Gymnasium, Weissenhorn, Germany
- Media Art Friesland Festival, Leeuwarden, Holland (artist talk)
- Media Art Friesland Festival, Leeuwarden, Holland (solo exhibition)
- Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK
- Faster Than Sound Festival, Suffolk, UK
- Max Hattler Retrospective, Roxy, London
- Max Hattler: Drift, Stadthaus, Ulm, Germany
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT DRIFT
"Drift is a collaboration with music composer Mark Bowden, devised during an Aldeburgh Music residency. Drift considers the body as landscape through close-up images of skin. The music likewise takes a close-up view of a series of harp chords and viola harmonics. Using real photography in extreme close-up creates a foreign yet familiar world, removed from reality, yet sometimes almost too close. In the music, this tension is mirrored. Original samples are exploded into a multitude of tiny elements before being reconstructed into a tight arrangement based on the Fibonacci series." Specialten, issue 22, UK, 2008

"Drift is a beautiful and mesmeric film, which examines the human epidermis in close-up, re-imagining our skin, its hair and pores, as landscape - growing, changing, living." Paul Gallagher, Dangerous Minds, 2011

"Drift uses close-up shots of the body reflected in glowing blue light to suggest a kind of human landscape." Caitlin Leslie, Schön, issue 8, UK, 2010

Drift

"Drift sees the body as a metaphorical landscape. Eerie and sometimes too close for comfort, the film aims to transform the familiar and mundane into something poetic and mysterious in order to create distance from closeness, and reflection from immersion ... hair floats through the landscape and creates an oblique narrative, while three layers of sound unfold concurrently, creating an evolving wave of harp and viola sounds interspersed with granulated electronic frequencies." Re-imagining Animation, Paul Wells and Johnny Hardstaff, 2008

"The mood is at the heart of this piece. One part horror film and one part nature study certainly makes for a compelling mix." Media Art Friesland, 2007

"engrossing ... Max is definitely one of the most original, startling animators around." Ian Lumsden, Animation Blog, 2009

Drift

"A haunting travel log of our most intimate inner space." Animation Show

"A film collaboration with composer Mark Bowden in which the body-scape and musical instruments are portrayed through extreme close-up shots." Anima Mundi

"A fascinating voyage in the ordinary seen from a non ordinary point of view. Epidermic, and still deep..." No Fat Clips

"An intricately constructed, ultra close-up look focusing on a part of our bodies we all barely see and take for granted." Melbourne International Animation Festival

"This film ... once again shows very clearly the trademark of the young artist [Max Hattler]: an enjoyment of the experimental." Stefan Loeffler, Südwest Presse

"It's great to see abstraction at this level." Jan Otto Ertesvåg

"étonnant." Fous d'Anim

Drift

PUBLICATIONS AND MORE
- Selected Shorts 12: Labo Works, DVD, July 2011
- Souvenirs from Earth TV, Germany + France, since 2009
- Animation Blog, Jan 2009
- Max Hattler vs. Robert Seidel DVD, Japan, Dec 2008
- Re-Imagining Animation P. Wells & J. Hardstaff, 2008
- Specialten DVD 22, Sep 2008
- Nominated for NPS New Arrivals, Jun 2008
- Directors Notes, Feb 2008
- British Council support, 2008
- Hear and Now, BBC Radio 3, UK, 8 Sep 2007


Drift

CREDITS
Director, Producer, Animator: Max Hattler
Asst. Animation: Andrew Denton
Music: Mark Bowden
Photography: Maja Flink
Cast: Cindy Tippett
Supported: Stadthaus, Ulm, DE
Conceived during an Aldeburgh Music Residency with the Camberwell Composers Collective
Formats: 35mm, Beta SP, DVD
Length: 3'33"
Year: 2007

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