Dr Max Hattler is a media artist working primarily with animation and audiovisual performance. His work explores the relationships between abstraction and figuration, aesthetics and politics, sound and image, precision and improvisation. His short films and video installations have been presented internationally at museums and galleries such as Zhou B Art Center Chicago (2015), Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb (2015), Tate Britain (2014), MOCA Taipei (2010, 2011) and Museo de Bellas Artes Caracas (2014). Awards include Cannes Lions (2013), Visual Music Awards (2010, 2011, 2014), Bradford Animation Festival (2014) and London International Animation Festival (2008). He has performed live around the world, including Seoul Museum of Art (2015), Reykjavik Visual Music (2014), Re-New Festival Copenhagen (2013), Playgrounds Festival (2013) and the European Media Art Festival (2012).
Prior to joining the School of Creative Media, Hattler was a Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London (2006-2014) and a Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art (2012-2014). He has given workshops at the California Institute of the Arts (2011, 2014), Sint Lucas Antwerpen (2014), Geneva University of Art and Design (2013), Museum of Image and Sound Sao Paulo (2010) and other institutions. Hattler is working on new single and multichannel videos. His current research focuses on the potential of the abstracted moving image as a space of alternate ordering through which to challenge and rethink power relations.