German animation and new media artist Max Hattler holds an MA in Animation from the Royal College of Art and a Doctorate in Fine Art from the University of East London. His short films, animation installations and audiovisual performances challenge the spaces between abstraction and figuration, aesthetics and politics, sound and image, precision and improvisation. His most recent works include The Many Faces of Fernando Pessoa, Wayúu pattern-inspired animation triptych —O|, abstract split-screen film All Rot, and the Hattlerizer 2.0 live performance. Max has taught, exhibited and performed around the world. He lives in Hong Kong where he is a visiting assistant professor at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.