Moving image artist, Max Hattler is transforming the basement space of the gallery into his cinematic interpretation of an apocalyptic shift.
at Tenderpixel Gallery
Using the New Age idea of a ‘dimensional shift’ as inspiration, this new work approaches the viewer with both an uncanny relevance and visual trance. As we face our current transition from our comfortable four dimensional existence into a fifth dimension, the animation in ‘Shift’ combines science-fiction themes abstracted and explored through colour, movement and shape. This exhibition will premier the work completed by Hattler through his Animate Projects commission for Channel 4’s Random Acts.
Max Hattler’s abstract stop-motion animation work for ‘Shift’ is an attempt to visualise higher dimensions and unearthliness, taking into account these concepts’ heightened awareness when attempting to process or predict the end of the world. Looping this short but intense film, he is interested in the space between abstraction and figuration--where storytelling is freed from the constraints of traditional narrative. Hattler’s practice contemplates microcosms, moments, and atmospheres: close-ups as reflections on the big picture. While his timed-based works are often devoid of dialogue, they explore the relationship between sound, music and the moving image.
Preview: Friday 9 March, 6-8pm
9 March – 28 April 2012
Wednesday to Saturday, 2-6pm
10 Cecil Court