CONFERENCE/ PICTOPLASMA BERLIN 2016
Conference & Festival
CONTEMPORARY CHARACTER DESIGN
4 – 8 May 2016
Spring 2016 Pictoplasma transforms Berlin into the world’s most exciting meeting point for a diverse scene of international artists and creatives, trailblazing the face of tomorrow’s visual culture. The festival showcases latest trends in figurative character design, from fine to urban arts, illustration, animation and graphic design. Creators, producers and fans meet for an unconventional conference with cutting-edge artist presentations, curated screening programmes bring the latest animation eye-candy to the big screen, and a series of exhibitions and group-shows invite visitors to experience original works and outstanding character craftsmanship.
ACADEMY/ NEW SHORT COURSES IN SPRING 2016
After launching the Pictoplasma Academy in 2013 with the introduction of its annual Masterclass, we now expand in 2016 with a series of Short Courses: Limited to two days, these workshops offer the unique chance to learn directly from international industry leaders and focus on a clear task or technical skill in the creation of contemporary visuals.
The first series of Short Courses will be lead by Geneviève Gauckler (FR), Lucas Zanotto (IT), Mark Gmehling (DE), introducing participants to the art of image creation by organising a library of visual elements, the initial concept and workflow stages of designing and prototyping a successful game App, and the creation of state of the art 3D illustration…
Each short course admits a maximum of 20 attendees, so sign up now to reserve your place!
PROJECT/ C-FILES: ESSAYS, INTERVIEWS, TALKS AND THOUGHTS
The Character Files present theoretic texts, thoughts, talks, essays and interviews of Pictoplasma’s past and present research – in no particular order – while we continue to examine the possibilities (and limits) of contemporary character representation.
Open 24/7: Order our latest compilation publications, eye-candy DVDs, limited art editions and gadgets directly through our Pictoplasma Online Shop.
Fresh off the press: Pictoplasma presents the Ultimate Source Book of Postdigital Portraiture for Character Designers, Connoisseurs and the Creatively Curious.
You walls yearn for character? No problem: choose from a fine selection of exclusive edition prints and start your own, personal art collection.
LIMITED ART EDITION/
MISSING LINK PUZZLE
New Limited Edition Puzzle:
1000 999 pieces (one missing). But nothing is lost – you’ll need to complete the Puzzle in order to retrieve your personal Missing Link.
PICTOTALKS ON DEMAND
Get inspired by some of today’s most innovative talents, taking the Pictoplasma Conference stage to share a glimpse on their work process, motivation and personal development.
The Pictoplasma Academy offers a new exciting masterclass and workshops, suitable for anyone who wants to expand their practise in any field related to the creation of characters.