Visiting address
Phone: +852 34422375

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


Prof. Max Hattler is an artist and academic who works with abstract animation, video installation and audiovisual performance. He holds a BA (Hons) in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths, an MA in Animation from the Royal College of Art, and a Doctorate in Fine Art from the University of East London. His work has been shown at festivals and institutions such as Resonate, Ars Electronica, ZKM Center for Art and Media, MOCA Taipei and Beijing Minsheng Museum. Awards include Supernova, Cannes Lions, Bradford Animation Festival and several Visual Music Awards. Max Hattler has performed live around the world including at Playgrounds Festival, Re-New Copenhagen, Expo Milan, Seoul Museum of Art and the European Media Art Festival.

Prior to joining the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong in 2014, Hattler was a Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London (2006-2014) and a Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art (2012-2014). He has given workshops at the California Institute of the Arts, Sint Lucas Antwerpen, Geneva University of Art and Design, Museum of Image and Sound Sao Paulo and other institutions. Hattler's current research focuses on synaesthetic experience and visual music, the narrative potential of abstract animation, and expanded artistic approaches to binocular vision.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Experimental Animation
  • Artist Film and Video
  • Audiovisual Performance
  • Expanded Cinema
  • Binocular Rivalry
  • Abstract Narrative
  • Video Installation
  • Visual Music
  • Synaesthesia