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Max Hattler’s apocalyptic shift

For his first London solo show, moving image artist Max Hattler is transforming the basement of the Tenderpixel gallery into what the gallery says is his ‘cinematic interpretation of an apocalyptic shift’.

Shift

He’ll be looping a projection of the stop-motion short film Shift, which, ‘Combines science-fiction themes abstracted and explored through colour, movement and shape.’

Shift

It’s also apparently, ‘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.’ Yikes…

Shift

Shift

With a cast seemingly drawn from a DIY store (cogs, nails, LED lights etc) the film was developed as an Animate Projects commission for Channel 4’s Random Acts and, Hattler says, builds on his 2008 work AANAATT, developed with Japanese electronic musician Jemapur.

Shift

Shift

You can see more of Hattler’s work here.

Source: Vimeo

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Max Hattler, Shift, is at Tenderpixel, 10 Cecil Court, London WC2N, from 9 March-28 April.

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