Spin

2010, Animation-Video, HD, 3:55 min

The animated film “Spin” shows soldiers moving in a kaleidoscopic structure and a mad choreography set to Swing music. Sometimes they are clumsy like jumping jacks, at other times they dance in a HipHop style. The piece ends with them destroying each other. The piece draws a venomous picture of our aestheticized present, in which cruel acts of war are played down and turned into a source of entertainment in computer games and action movies.

 

German media artist Max Hattler studied Animation at the Royal College of Art in London. His animated films, video installations and audio-visual performances have been presented and staged world-wide. He currently lives in Hong Kong, where he teaches at the School of Creative Media of Hong Kong’s City University.