(O) is Max Hattler and Noriko Okaku’s third collaborative live performance after Oh Yes – which they toured across
Europe in 2009 – and 3-screen performance /\/\/\ which premiered at Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2009.
Max and Noriko first met when studying Animation together at the Royal College of Art. There are
several parallels in their animation-based experimental, semi-narrative, non-dialogue approach to working with
film and video. Apart from their live work, they have collaborated on several projects ranging from tour visuals
for The Egg and Basement Jaxx to stop-motion film Aanaatt and Max’s latest short film Spin.
(O) premiered at the London Short Film Festival in January 2010. With (O), Max returns to his teenage roots in sound/music-making and makes a first foray into combined live video and audio performance, complemented
by Noriko’s surreal animated visuals.