Monday, 16 May 2011

11/05/11 Max Hattler at MQ @ Museums Quartier, Vienna (A)

During a lunch with the Artists in Residence at Museums Quartier, my attention was captured by the hairstyle of this guy. After a small talk with him I discovered his work and now I'm addicted to those colors, lines, dots... just try to look at this!

Max Hattler / 35 / artist - filmmaker

"Finally it's warm enough for short sleeves and sock-less silliness."

1. Where do you come from?

From Ulm, Germany, and London, England.

2. Where are you going?

Nowhere just yet.

3. Where you would like to return?

I want to stay here for a while.

4. 3 albums of the moment

Future Islands - In Evening Air

Of Montreal - False Priests

Yeasayer - Odd Blood

5. Last website you visited

The quite brilliant Norioka's website

6. Last book you read

"Audio.Visual – On Visual Music and Related Media", by Cornelia and Holger Lund

7. What have you had for breakfast?

Slice of sourdough bread with cottage cheese, soft boiled egg, apple, sugar free Flying Power.

8. Tell me something I must know about Vienna

Well, there's a couple of things you really shouldn't miss in Vienna this month ;) … First, there's Transform, an exhibition of new and recent moving image works by Noriko Okaku and myself at ASIFAKEIL in the Electric Avenue (quartier21) here at MuseumsQuartier (, which runs til 2 June. Then there's the Animation Avantgarde Academy 2011, a one-day symposium at the Academy of Fine Arts, during the day on Thursday 26 May ( And finally, Noriko Okaku and my audiovisual performance + DJ/VJ set for the opening party of VIS Vienna Independent Shorts, starting at 22h on 26 May at Gartenbaukino (

9. Why you are here at the MQ?

I'm Artist in Residence at the MQ for two months.

Glasses: SUPER, a gift from the lovely people at PIG Mag, refitted at enormous expense with optical lenses

Shirt: vintage, €8 in second-hand shop in Brussels

Watch: vintage Timex, $1 in a yard sale in the town of Amsterdam, upstate New York

Trousers: Levi's 511, birthday present

Belt: from street vendor in New York City, $1

Shoes: Vibram Five Fingers Classic Khaki, £41 on eBay


Catherine said...

Interesting shoes. The first photo is amazing, very special. There's just something about it...

Anonymous said...

Behind blue eyes... i like the shirt and the shoes are cool

Claire M. said...

I love the colorful shirt :)

Claire M.

Victoire Jin said...

those shoes are magic. i think i need a pair!