RE:AX
aka Peace Starts With Me
Exploring mirroring and feedback through abstract shapes,
RE:AX takes us on a journey of action and reaction.




AWARDS
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Best Original Score - Animated (3rd Prize), SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Audio-visual Composers, Canada, 2012
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Honorable Mention - Animated/Experimental, Marin County Festival of Short Film & Video, USA, 2012
- Award for Best Sound, Derapage, Montreal, Canada, 2012

SCREENINGS
- The Age of Experience, Angewandte Innovation Lab, Vienna, Austria, 1-20 Dec 2016 (curated by Harald Kraemer)
- Bakearen Milia (Mile of Peace), San Sebastian, Spain, 30 Sep 2016
- Monstra Animated Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal, 17 Mar 2015 (masterclass)
- Monstra Animated Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal, 16-22 Mar 2015 (jury retrospective)
- School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, 12 Jan 2015 (lecture)
- Films4Peace, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa, 3 Dec 2014 - 1 Feb 2015 (curated by Mark Coetzee)
- visionXsound:[KV-N] 2014, GRAF+ZYX TANK 203.3040.AT, Neulengbach, Austria, 6 + 20 Sep 2014
- Fest Anca, Zilina, Slovakia, 18-22 Jun 2014 (Profile: Max Hattler)
- KASKcinema, Ghent, Belgium, 20 Feb 2014 (lecture)
- Sint Lucas Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium, 19 Feb 2014 (lecture)
- Sint-Lucas, Ghent, Belgium, 18 Feb 2014 (lecture at Digital Design International Day)

RE:AX

- KloosterKino, De Kunstnacht, Nijmegen, Holland, Sat 28 Sep 2013
- Nozstock Festival, Bromyard, Herefordshire, Fri 26 Jul 2013 (Max Hattler Retrospective)
- Schaustelle, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany, 15+16 Jun 2013 (Max Hattler: Selected Works)
- International Short Film Festival Detmold, Detmold, Germany, 31 May - 9 Jun 2013
- Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark, 9 May 2013 (artist talk)
- AniFest, Teplice, Czech Republic, 27 Apr 2013 (lecture)
- London College of Communication, London, UK, 17 Apr 2013 (lecture)
- Frenz: Art in April, Strongroom, London, UK, 17 Apr 2013 (screening/talk)
- Future Film Festival, Bologna, Italy, 12-17 Apr 2013
- New Vision International Film Festival, Kiev, Ukraine, 29-31 Mar 2013
- International Motion Festival Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 22-24 Mar 2013
- Videoformes Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 20-23 Mar 2013
- Byron Bay Film Festival, Australia, 1-10 Mar 2013
- Animac, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain, 28 Feb - 3 Mar 2013
- Anima Festival, Brussels, Belgium, 8-17 Feb 2013
- British Shorts, Berlin, 11-14 Jan 2013

RE:AX

- Video Art Network Lagos, Amphitheatre, Freedom Park, Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria, 28 Dec 2012
- Filmski Front, NFC Kino Klub, Novi Sad, Serbia, 20-22 Dec 2012
- Les Nuits Magiques, Bègles, Bordeaux, Haillan and Canéjan, France, 5-18 Dec 2012
- Two Short Nights Film Festival, Exeter, UK, 29-30 Nov 2012
- HEAD - Geneva University of Art and Design, Switzerland, 22 Nov 2012 (artist talk)
- Istanbul Animation Festival, Istanbul, Turkey, 20-25 Nov 2012
- Freie Kunstakademie Baden-Württemberg, Fellbach, Germany, 15 Nov 2012 (artist talk)
- St. Louis International Film Festival, St. Louis, USA, 8-18 Nov 2012
- Visioni Corte, Minturno, Italy, 8-10 Nov 2012
- Erarta Contemporary Art Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, 4-18 Nov 2012 (Multivision installation)
- Multivision Festival, Pro Arte Foundation, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1 Nov 2012 (artist talk)
- Un festival c'est trop court - 12th Nice short film festival, Nice, France, 23-28 Oct 2012
- Tindirindis Int'l Animation Film Festival, Vilnius, Lithuania, 22-28 Oct 2012
- Simultan Festival, Timisoara, Romania, 11-13 Oct 2012
- Naoussa International Film Festival, Naoussa, Greece, 27-30 Sep 2012
- films4peace, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, USA, 21-29 Sep 2012
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Zeitguised, Max Hattler, Android Jones & PES, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, USA, 21 Sep 2012 (ASIFA Lecture by Ben Ridgway)
- Facade Video Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 12-16 Sep 2012
- Walthamstow International Film Festival, London, UK, 3-11 Sep 2012
- Max Hattler Presents..., Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, UK, 23 Aug 2012
- Premio Cinematografico Palena, Palena, Italy, 14 Aug 2012
- Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt, Germany, 9-13 Aug 2012
- Videoholica Int'l Video Art Festival, Varna, Bulgaria, 30 Jul - 3 Aug 2012
- C the Film, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh, UK, 27 Jul - 27 Aug 2012
- Gimli Film Festival, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada, 25-29 Jul 2012
- San Gio Video Festival, Verona, Italy, 23-27 Jul 2012
- Wimbledon Shorts Film Festival, London, 21 Jul 2012
- Lago Film Fest, Revine Lago, Italy, 20-28 Jul 2012 (Max Hattler retrospective)
- Fantasia International Film Festival, Montreal, Canada, 19 Jul - 7 Aug 2012
- Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, London, 11-20 Jul 2012
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Marin County Festival of Short Film and Video, San Rafael, California, USA, 30 Jun - 4 Jul 2012
- Domingo: FINDELMUNDO #01, Lima, Peru, 14 Jun 2012
- Golden Kuker Animation Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria, 12 Jun 2012 (Max Hattler Panorama)
- ISFF Detmold, Germany, 8 Jun 2012 (Zwischenbilanz: Max Hattler Retrospective)
- Royal College of Art, London, 6 Jun 2012 (presentation/workshop)
- FMX, Stuttgart, Germany, 11 May 2012 (lecture)
- Backup Festival, Weimar, Germany, 10-13 May 2012
- Magma Short Film Festival, Rotorua, New Zealand, 24-29 Apr 2012
- Derapage, Centre de Design, UQAM, Montreal, Canada, 19 Apr 2012
- Max Hattler: Audiovisual Abstractions, Vilnius Art Academy, Vilnius, Lithuania, 27 Mar 2012
- Monstra - Lisbon Animated Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal, 19-25 Mar 2012
- Go Short, Nijmegen, Holland, 18 Mar 2012 (Max Hattler Special Screening)
- Animac, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain, 1-4 Mar 2012 (Max Hattler Special Screening)
- Imperial War Museum Film Festival, London, UK, several screenings until 24 Feb 2012
- 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge, Berlin, 9-19 Feb 2012

RE:AX

- Imperial War Museum Film Festival, London, several screenings between 2 Dec 2011 and 24 Feb 2012
- Max Hattler Special Screening, Off and Free Film Festival, Seoul, Korea, 17-23 Nov 2011
- NOVA Contemporary Culture, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sat 29 Oct 2011
- East Pop West, London, 30 Sep - 2 Oct 2011 (group exhibition; Max Hattler solo screen)
- World Peace Day Games in Tokyo, Japan; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Subang Jaya, Malaysia; San Diego, USA; Mexico City, Mexico; Westford, MA, USA; Herzogenaurach, Germany, 21 Sep 2011
- Feast on Film, Moors Bar, Crouch End, London, 21 Sep 2011
- New Screen New-Castle, Newcastle, UK, Sat 10 Sep 2011
- One Young World, Zurich, Switzerland, 1-4 Sep 2011
- World Peace Festival, Berlin, Germany, 20-27 Aug 2011

MAX ON RE:AX
"RE:AX is a film about mirroring and feedback—abstract patterns and shapes interact with each other, taking us on a journey from disharmony to peace. Conceptually, it's about how violence breeds violence, and love breeds love. Only by turning the other cheek can we bring about change, understanding and peace."

WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID
"Weird, trippy and mesmerizing, Max Hattler's experimental short takes your eyes and ears on a journey they'll never forget. This thought-provoking bit of animation has screened at both the World Peace Festival in Berlin and the Imperial War Museum in London." Honorable Mention - Animated/Experimental, 42nd Annual Marin County International Festival of Short Film and Video, 2012

"Going through a deserted space, we witness conflicts of many objects. Clashes of sharp geometric patterns are provoking diverse reactions. They start in different corners, only to find their way to each other. This microcosm could not work properly without the perfect soundtrack, which conducts the whole image towards an optimistic fusion." AniFest 2013

"Although only under a minute and a half long, Max Hattler's film titled 'RE:AX aka Peace Starts With Me' manages to encompass deep reaching themes like love, peace, war and violence. But with previous work referencing French artist Augustin Lesage, another named Sync and termed a circular looping animation projection installation, Max Hattler's work has always explored extraordinary topics. With abstract patterns, skulls, explosions that morph into stars and psychedelic colours, the film bursts from the screen at you. Confusing, beautiful and symbolic, Peace Starts With Me is a little bit philosophical, a little bit Space Invaders and a lot of amazing." Schön! Magazine, 2011

"Abstract animated film, reflecting on war and computer games." Imperial War Museum Film Festival, 2011

"Max Hattler knows exactly how to impress and leave you thrilled and confused at the same time. Widely considered by international critics as one of the most talented visual artists of his generation, he is able to transform complex concepts into powerful abstract narratives with an impressive and cutting-edge visual aesthetic. … As one of the driving forces behind this year's World Peace Festival in Berlin, PUMA.Peace - a special division of PUMA - has commissioned ... Max Hattler, to create an art video with an abstracted vision on war and peace." Blend.nl, 2011

"Pink Floyd meets Asteriods"
Ben Joergensen, 2011

"미디어 아트에 가까운 아티스트와 브랜드가 결합한 형태의 이런 작업들이 이제 한국에서도 슬슬 기지개를 펴기 시작했다. 현재 외국쪽에선 빈번히 일어나고 있는 이런 작업들이 하루빨리 한국에서 더 확산되었으면 좋겠다. 푸마와 Max Hattler과의 만남." MG25.com, 2011

"完成したての「RE:AX aka PEACE STARTS WITH ME」は、以前当BLOGでご紹介の「COLLISION」で魅せたカレイドスコープなフォームを作用・反作用にみられる物理的な法則へと再構築したかの抽象的なデジタルアートが印象的。最小限のミニマルな表現域だけで「平和」へのメッセージが凝縮された意欲作はフラットだけど力強くオリジナリティが溢れています" Fragile, 2011

SELECTED BLOGS AND PRESS
- Style and the Family Tunes, 11 Sep 2011
- Newham Recorder, 11 Sep 2011
- Animate Projects Observer, 31 Aug 2011
- UEL, 22 Aug 2011
- Designcollector, 22 Aug 2011
- Dinca, 21 Aug 2011
- Superfuture, 20 Aug 2011
- PSST! Pass it on, 19 Aug 2011

CREDITS
Directed by Max Hattler
Music production and sound design by Eduardo Noya Schreus
Produced by Shooting People
Commissioned by PUMA.Peace for films4peace
Project curated by PUMA.Creative Chief Curator Mark Coetzee
Format: 1080p HD digital file
Length: 1'30"
Year: 2011


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