This took 3 long years for Max Hattler to get this video online:
“Max Hattler proposes an unusual stop-motion animation, where objects of abstract shape and unknown function move in a space that bears no relationship to any kind of real experience. The various elements move within this three dimensional space, like parts of a dynamic painting that condenses a whole series of references to contemporary art: from the constructivism of Moholy-Nagy, to the historic abstracts of Mondrian and Klee, and on to the more recent experience of conceptual and kinetic art. Changing shapes, plays of colour and transforming surfaces compose a dynamic universe that is both alienating and fascinating at the same time.” Invideo 2010, Italy
‘An exciting experiment in the tradition of Oskar Fischinger (Komposition in Blau, 1935), Dwinell Grant (Composition No. 1, 1940) and Slavko Vorkapich (Abstract Experiment in Kodachrome, 1950s). Max Hattler presents a well-done interaction between music and moving images. Space is turned upside down and the animated objects become faceless dancers in a constructivist ballet.’ Vienna Independent Shorts 2010, jury statement by Anton Fuxjäger
“Max, AANAATT is one of your most beautiful animations. I often show it as an outstanding example to my students. Above all, the work is NOT just another demonstration of technique or technology, but rather a classic in the field of Visual Music, and a unique example of creative ingenuity and elegant design.” Robert Darroll, media artist, 2011″
“1925 (aka Hell) is one of two animation loops directed by Max Hattler, inspired by the work of French outsider artist Augustin Lesage. 1925 is based on Lesage’s painting ‘A symbolic Composition of the Spiritual World’ from 1925.”
This is the promised followup to 1923 (aka Heaven) by Max Hattler several weeks back. Both films were created over the course of 5 days in February of 2010 with students at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark.
Sorry for the copy and pasting but sometimes it just doesn’t make sense to rewrite something that the creative author obviously spent so much time putting together. Better left to their own words on this one. Amazing little video:
“1923 is one of two new animation loops directed by Max Hattler, inspired by the work of French outsider artist Augustin Lesage. 1923 is based on Lesage’s painting ‘A symbolic Composition of the Spiritual World’ from 1923.
The second loop, 1925, is based on Lesage’s painting ‘A symbolic Composition of the Spiritual World’ from 1925. It will be available soon.
The films were created during 5 days in February 2010 with animators and CG artists at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark.”
Director: Max Hattler
Technical Director: David René Christensen
Sound: Blake Overgaard
Previz/Layout: Thorvaldur Gunnarsson
Modelling: Thorvaldur Gunnarsson, Arnold Bagasha, Blake Overgaard
Animation: Casper Michelsen, Mikkel Vedel, Thorvaldur Gunnarsson, Blake Overgaard, Arnold Bagasha
Produced by maxhattler.com & The Animation Workshop