Nidden Partikel
Sea, sand: noise.

Nidden Partikel
Brick Wall, Waterfall, Hackney Downs Studios, London, UK, Thu 6 Sep (Group exhibition of artists Rob Carter, Le Corbusier, Edgard Varèse & Iannis Xenakis, Maya Deren & Alexander Hamid, Max Hattler, Post-Works, Jan Svankmajer)
- Nida Art Colony, Nida, Neringa, Lithuania, 3 May (preview)
- Open Studios, Nida Art Colony, Nida, Neringa, Lithuania, 28 Apr (preview)

Nidden Partikel at Brick Wall, Waterfall
Nidden Partikel at Brick Wall, Waterfall, Hackney Downs Studios, London, 2012. Photo: Lewis Ronald


A video installation by Max Hattler.
Created at Nida Art Colony, Curonian Spit, Lithuania.
Commissioned by MA Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art, for the exhibition Brick Wall, Waterfall.
Year: 2012
Available formats: 1080p HD digital file
Length: loop
"Specially commissioned for Brick Wall, Waterfall, Nidden Partikel (2012) by Max Hattler is a video work inspired by the seashore, which shows swathes of sand particles being translated into visual and acoustic 'noise'." Art Rabbit

"Nidden Partikel sounds like “hidden particle”, which – in reverse “can't see the wood for the trees” fashion – refers to the dissolution of particularity into a sea of noise. At the same time, the work and its title are inspired by the story of German artist Alfred Partikel (1888–1945), who was professor for landscape painting at the Königsberg academy of arts, and a member of Max Pechstein's artist colony in Nida (German: Nidden). Partikel's works were classified as degenerate art in 1937. To hide from the Nazis, Partikel fled from Königsberg to Ahrenshoop in 1945, and disappeared picking for mushrooms in the woods near Ahrenshoop. His remains were never found."
Max Hattler, Nida Art Colony Log, issue 3, Autumn-Spring 2011-2012
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