The German multi-media artist Max Hattler describes his award-winning short film “Collision” (2005) as “Islamic patterns and American quilts and the colors and geometry of flags as an abstract field of reflection,” which will make no sense whatsoever until you watch the video. It’s barely over two minutes long, so just give it a shot and let the images do their own explaining. Be sure to wear headphones, or at least keep the volume low … but not off. The experience is definitely equal parts sound and sight.
Sheerly Avni is a San Francisco-based arts and culture writer. Her work has appeared in Salon, LA Weekly, Mother Jones, and many other publications. You can follow her on twitter at @sheerly.