Max Hattler is an artist, researcher, curator and educator who works with abstract animation, video installation and audiovisual performance. He holds a master's degree from the Royal College of Art and a Doctorate in Fine Art from the University of East London. Max's 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 and mentions include Annecy, Prix Ars Electronica, Punto y Raya Festival, London International Animation Festival, Vienna Shorts, and several Visual Music Awards. Max has performed live around the world including at Fest Anca, Anifilm Festival, Playgrounds Festival, Expo Milan, Seoul Museum of Art and the European Media Art Festival. He lives in Hong Kong where he is a tenured Associate Professor at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. Max's current research focuses on synaesthetic experience and visual music, the narrative potential of abstract animation, and expanded artistic approaches to binocular vision.