Exhibition Max Hattler. Receptive Rhythms.

Serial Parallels © Max Hattler

Wed, 04.09.2019 -
Sat, 28.09.2019

Goethe-Gallery, Goethe-Institut Hongkong

Opening: 4. September 2019 (Wed) at 7:00 PM with an introduction by the curator, Dr. Harald Kraemer (Assoc. Prof., School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong)

RECEPTIVE RHYTHMS is the title of a well-balanced juxtaposition of three recent works by video artist Max Hattler. All three videos play in different ways with symmetries, with repetitions, with alienations, with breaks and with counterpoints.
  • Serial Parallel 00 © Max Hattler
  • Serial Parallel 01 © Max Hattler
  • Serial Parallel 02 © Max Hattler
  • Serial Parallel 03 © Max Hattler
  • Serial Parallel 04 © Max Hattler
  • Serial Parallel 05 © Max Hattler

The two-channel video ALL ROT (2015/2019) makes the beauty of the transient, the ephemeral visible using the example of a miniature golf course. CONCRETE ABSTRACTION: ROAD TRIPTYCH (2019) shows on three large monitors the street as canvas and the structure of living traffic as wall-filling snapshots. The nine-minute experimental animation SERIAL PARALLELS (2019) depicts the surfaces of Hong Kong's highrise architecture in an original way. The fast cut and skillful repetition takes up the perspective of a celluloid film and applies the technique of film animation to the photographic image.

All works - selected here by Max Hattler and Harald Kraemer - deal with repetition and rhythm in different ways. They are ornamental and abstract at the same time. To what extent viewers rediscover the motifs used in the outside world is the challenge of receiving what they perceive: RECEPTIVE RHYTHMS.
Opening hours: 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM (Mon - Fri), 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Sat),
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays


Max Hattler

Max Hattler © Max Hattler
Max Hattler, born 1976 in Ulm, is a German video artist and experimental filmmaker, based in Hong Kong. His complex oeuvre contains animation, video installation and audiovisual performance. Hattler investigates the relationships between abstraction, figuration and aesthetics. The interplay between sound and image and the associated connection between precision and improvisation play a special role for him.
After studying in London at Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art, he completed a Doctorate in Fine Art at the University of East London. Hattler’s works have been presented around the world, including at Ars Electronica Festival, European Media Art Festival, Seoul Museum of Art, MoCA Taipei and Sónar Hong Kong. Awards include London International Animation Festival, Cannes Lions, Bradford Animation Festival, and several Visual Music Awards.
Max Hattler is an Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong.

Symposium: LIGHTPLAY. Experimental Animation and the Bauhaus Legacy

14. September 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, City University of Hong Kong, School of Creative Media
Audiovisual Performances by Max Hattler & Robert Seidel, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, CityU, CMC, Multimedia Theatre

Info, contact & registration: Ms. ZHANG Riwen, riwezhang2@cityu.edu.hk

On Receptive Rhythms.
A conversation between artist Max Hattler and curator Harald Kraemer about visual rhythms, serial architecture, sound and the beauty of wabi-sabi.

Goethe-Gallery, 19. September 2019, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Free admission, conducted in English.