Shapeshifter explores video glitches induced by digital signal processing compression artefacts, which have given rise to a whole genre of YouTube videos dedicated to exposing shapeshifting reptilians hiding behind the surface of the video screen. Shapeshifter was created as the Official Trailer for the 29th Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media.
- Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 14-17 Mar 2018
- Patchlab Digital Art Festival, Krakow, Poland, 28-29 Oct 2017 (Postfuture programme curated by Ilias Chatzichristodoulou)
- Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, Hong Kong, 20 Oct 2017(ADAF Postfuture programme)
- OpenEyes Filmfest, Marburg, Germany, 20-23 Jul 2017
- Expo 2017, Astana, Kazakhstan, 14 Jul 2017 (Max Hattler Retrospective presented by Visual Music Award and German Pavilion)
- International Short Film Festival Detmold, Detmold, Germany, 30 Jun - 2 Jul 2017
- Splice Festival, London, UK, 26 May 2017
- Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece, 18-21 May 2017
- Stuttgart Media University, Stuttgart, Germany, 13 Apr 2017 (guest lecture)
- Filmfest Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 4-9 Apr 2017 (Animated: Max Hattler Retrospective)
#PostFuture Journey, Athens International Airport, Greece, 8 Mar - 23 Jul 2017 (ADAF exhibition)
- Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore, 30 Jun 2016 (guest lecture)
- School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 15 Jun 2016 (Brown Bag Research presents Reflections on Abstractions by Max Hattler)
- SCAD Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 10 May 2016 (New Media Art and Animation lecture)
- California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, USA, 10 Feb 2016 (visiting artist lecture)
- Filmwinter, Stuttgart, Germany, 14-17 Jan 2016

Shapeshifter: 29. Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival Trailer (2016)

Director: Max Hattler
Camera: Shihang Pan
Model: Riwen Zhang
Makeup: Xiao Mei
Assistant: Wing Nam Cheuk
Sound: Jean-Gabriel Becker
Commissioned by: Wand 5 e.V.
Available formats: DCP, 1080p HD h264, 24fps
Length: 0'40" (Filmwinter version)
Length: 0'30" (festival version)
Year: 2016

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