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Vimeo of the Week: Collision

Collision (by Max Hattler) from Max Hattler on Vimeo.

Max Hattler‘s film COLLISION was created in 2006 and it shows “Islamic patterns and American quilts and the colours and geometry of flags as an abstract field of reflection.” In 2008 The Gaurdian wrote, “to note the five long years that the Iraq campaign has chalked up this month, what better way to mark the occasion than with Max Hattler’s protean, prize-laden and thought-provoking animated artwork. This abstract reflection on the clash of cultures forcibly merges American quilts and Islamic patterns into beautiful, yet unsettling kaleidoscopic scenes. Make sure to launch this in the stand-alone player option and listen with headphones on, to see how Christopher Wilson’s subtly ominous sound mix transforms these whirling, warring images, as a muezzin’s call and the crack of artillery fire fracture Hattler’s primary- coloured mandalas like shrapnel.”

In light of recent news of the world the film remains relevant. And beautiful.