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Title: Audiovisual abstractions
Author: Hattler, Max
ISNI:       0000 0004 5356 2496
Awarding Body: University of East London
Current Institution: University of East London
Date of Award: 2014
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The doctoral programme has supported my transformation from a sometimes experimental, sometimes commercial animation director to an artist working with animation. That is to say, it has helped me question the origins of my hitherto largely intuitive approach by framing it within a wider artistic-theoretical context. This has enabled me to reposition and revaluate my moving image practice, and brought me to a point where I have focus in terms of concept, technique, methodology and professional practice. This report is divided into sections. ‘Autobiographical Context’ outlines relevant personal history, education and practice prior to the doctorate programme. ‘Creative Practice and Theory’ forms the main body of my reflective, contextual and critical analysis of my practice throughout the five years of the doctorate. Through a discussion of artists and theorists I investigate several interconnected areas of importance to my work: the interface between abstraction and figurative spaces; the use of animation and abstraction in an expanded sense including live performance; and the relationships between sound, music and image. An examination of the development of my artistic practice will contextualise it within this framework. ‘Professional Practice’ provides an account of exhibitions, performances and other professional engagements, and some further reflective thoughts on how this has integrated into my doctoral research. The conclusion collates my overall final position.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Prof.) Qualification Level: Doctoral