THE 3-YEAR WAIT IS OVER! FINALLY ONLINE IN ITS HI-DEF, FULL-LENGTH GLORY: MAX HATTLER & JEMAPUR COLLABORATION AANAATT! (It only took 3 weeks to make, but 3 years to put online...)
Thank you Vimeo for making this a Staff Pick when it came online in August 2011, and everyone who's been blogging about the film since! And thanks to everyone who voted online at Toronto Urban Film Festival 2011. AANAATT made it into the top ten Viewers' Choice films!
Complete credits, awards and screening history: maxhattler.com/aanaatt
Onedotzero interview with Max Hattler: vimeo.com/13454564
1-minute teaser: vimeo.com/1640427
"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, 2011Cast: Max Hattler, Noriko Okaku, rodrigo vives and Philip SerfatyTags: Max Hattler, AANAATT, Jemapur, stop motion, animation, Moholy-Nagy, Oskar Fischinger, video art, media art, music video, visual music, w+k tokyo lab, abstract, Noriko Okaku, analog, futurist, constructivism, bauhaus, Roericht and motion