Max Bloching (b. 1994 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany) is an artist filmmaker and sound recordist based in Berlin. Working between sound, moving image and music, Max´s work is animated by an interest in participatory forms of filmmaking and a curiosity in the ways humans experience and imagine the world through sound and silence.

Current and upcoming:

Tomorrow, the Burning Heavens (2024, 22mins) will have its world premiere on the 13th of April at Visions Du Réel, Nyon Switzerland (12–21.4.2024) ︎ trailer 

Snow Depot 666
(video installation) is showing at Goldsmiths post graduate degree show July 20-25, 2023, Laurie Grove Baths, South East London. 

I Remember (Depth of Flattened Cruelty) by Tolia Astakhishvili and James Richards with a field recording composition by Max Bloching is showing at Bonner Kunstverein (March 25 – July 30, 2023) and Haus am Waldsee, Berlin (June 23 – September 24, 2023)

Symposium on Unwritten Letters in HAU Journal of Ethnographic Theory University of Chicago Press is out now ︎ read here

RAI Film Conference 2023, Panel: Envisioning planetary futures through ethnography and multiple media, Paper: The sky is on fire – reconsidering the Little Ice Age in sound and moving image, (March 8th 2023)

what current is under the sea (17mins, 2021) will be shown at “Above Land”, Electro Studios Project Space, St. Leonards-on-Sea (November 25th 2022)

**Unwritten Letters is now being distributed on DVD and Video on Demand by the Royal Anthropological Institute**

Unwritten Letters (59mins, 2020), co-directed with Abd Alrahman Dukmak, will be shown at RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film (March 19-28 2021, recipient of the Wiley Blackwell Student Film Prize), Ethnografilm Paris (April 13-18 2021), the Moscow International Festival of Visual Anthropology (April 28 to May 16 2021), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (May 18 2021), at the Archive of Migrant Memories, Rome (June 17-27 2021), at Mimesis Documentary Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado, USA (August 4-10 2021), the Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival, Baltimore, USA (November 12-22 2021), Ethnografilm Paris (April 19-23 2022) and Ethnografische Filmtage Bremen (January 24-26 2023)

what current is under the sea (17mins, 2021) will be shown at “The Second Body”, group show at APT Gallery, London (June 17-20 2021) 

"Mediterranean Crossings: Refusal and Resistance in Uncertain Times", International Conference, University of Milan, Unwritten Letters screening and discussion (June 24-26 2021)
Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya, Unwritten Letters screening and discussion, (August 30 2021) 
Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya, script writing workshop, (January 14 2022) 
Bard College New York, Unwritten Letters screening and discussion, (March 15 2022) 
Bard College Berlin and Bard College Palestine, Unwritten Letters screening and discussion, (March 17 2022)

MA Artist Film and Moving Image, Goldsmiths University of London (2023)
BA Social Anthropology, The School of Oriental and African Studies (2020)

Work as documentary sound recordist for clients such as Netflix, Al Jazeera, PBS, KBS, Birkenstock and Universal Music.