Fredrikstad Animation Festival-commissioned live animation performance feat. a soundtrack by Rich Keyworth. Premiered at Fredrikstad Animation Festival, Norway, 12 Nov 2009.
"Watching Max Hattler and Noriko Okaku perform is an electrifying experience. The audio-visual duo work so seamlessly together that I forgot I was watching a performance as I became part of the event." (Nancy Denney-Phelps, Sprockets: Nancy's Animated World)
"Max Hattler and Noriko Okaku really explore new fields of narration in animation with their /\/\/\ performance, which combines real-time presentation with 3-screen projection. Interacting with Rich Keyworth’s soundtrack, almost symphonic in its structure, Hattler and Okaku gently improvise using repetitive sequences of animated figures and objects, ranging from simple drawings to more complex abstract structures. Just their subtle response to the audience reactions reminds you that it’s not a fixed film, it’s a live performance. Combining a sensitive beauty with discrete comic elements, /\/\/\ is an astonishing piece of work, and it was one of the highlights of Fredrikstad Animation Festival 09." (Trond Ola Mevassvik, Fredrikstad Animation Festival Director)Cast: Max Hattler, Noriko Okaku and Rich KeyworthTags: max hattler, noriko okaku, live animation, audiovisual, rich keyworth, av, vj, live set, media art, live visuals, expanded cinema, uk, german, japan, live performance and fredrikstad animation festival