Denver Digerati continues their collaboration with Boulder’s prestigious Sonic Arts @ CU program with an exclusive event featuring two internationally celebrated artists, Max Hattler and Robert Seidel, both with an exquisite focus on abstract animation and audiovisual performance. Aesthetics of metric shapes and colors coalesce with optical feedback recursions to engross the audience with virtual realms that range from the soft, nebulous and celestial, to the frenetic, psychedelic and dissonant.
Denver Digerati continues their collaboration with Boulder’s prestigious Sonic Arts @ CU program with an exclusive event featuring two internationally celebrated artists, both with an exquisite focus on abstract animation and audiovisual performance. Hong Kong-based artist Max Hattler and Berlin-based artist Robert Seidel are serving as guest jurors for the 2018 SUPERNOVA Digital Animation festival, visiting Colorado for a weekend of activities centered primarily in Denver. The pair will team up for a festival concluding performance at the ATLAS Institute’s Center for Media Art and Performance in the facilities Black Box Experimental Studio, bringing a taste of SUPERNOVA to the Boulder scene. The Studio offers a wide range of state-of-the-art media capabilities perfectly suited for dynamic explorations that are an evolving component within today’s performance environment.
The second in the dd@bb series will take place on Sunday, September 23rd at 5 pm and will feature “Hattlerizer 4.D,” the latest version of Max Hattler’s live performance practice, which for the first time incorporates stereoscopic vision and optical sound. Using custom-built software, Hattler expresses an abstract audio-visual terrain in which hard-edged geometries and supple organic forms proliferate, interact, and wane. Aesthetics of metric shapes and colors coalesce with optical feedback recursions to engross the audience with virtual realms that range from the soft, nebulous, and celestial, to the frenetic, psychedelic, and dissonant. Paying homage to influences ranging from improvisational jazz to avant-garde animation and VJ culture, Hattler plays his audio-visual instrument in an ad lib manner, resulting in a radiant spectacle that is at once arresting, rapturous, and starkly original.
Robert Seidel will present the audio-visual live performance “fulcrum,” a multifaceted collage of references collected by the artist over the years, each iteration trying to find answers: How does it feel to enter an ever-expanding system whose complexity exceeds the personal imagination? How to capture the fluctuating state of non-processed perception and continuously overwritten memories? From the convolute of intertwining geographical impressions and musical clusters, an ever-changing fractured perspective is reconstructed, making “fulcrum” an unpredictable exploration of different timelines connecting.
Join us for one of the most rare collaborations in Denver Digerati’s history, and an event that will provide the ultimate conclusion to the third annual SUPERNOVA Digital Animation Festival.
Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 5:00pm
Roser ATLAS Center, Black Box Theatre
1125 18th Street, Boulder, CO 80309
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