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CONFERENCE & FESTIVAL/
29. April – 03. May 2015
CELEBRATING CONTEMPORARY CHARACTER DESIGN AND ART
The world’s leading and largest Conference and Festival of contemporary character culture returns, with a dense program of inspiring artist presentations, conference lectures, animation screenings, workshops, installations, exhibitions and group shows, performances and of course, loads of character!
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The line-up of presenting artists covers a wide range of media and disciplines, ranging from illustration to animation, from urban to fine arts. This is your chance to rub shoulders with some of today’s most innovative creatives.
Accompanying the Conference, the Festival from April 29 – May 3 invites you to a tour of selected group-shows and exhibitions by emerging and established artists, most of them premiering in Germany.
New animation programs bring the very best of today’s characters in motion to the big screen, with selected work ranging from music visuals, narrative shorts, experimental animation and everything in between…
Next Master Class:
26. September – 4. October 2015
Deadline for Applications: 6. July 2015
BRING YOUR CHARACTER DESIGN TO THE NEXT LEVEL:
The Pictoplasma Academy is a new exciting programme for further education and exchange, suitable for anyone who wants to expand their practise in any field related to the creation of characters – whether as illustrators, animation filmmakers, fine artists, or graphic, fashion, and product designers. The 8-day intensive course, supervised by tutors Rilla Alexander and Nathan Jurevicius, is lead by a team of internationally acclaimed artists and professionals, who pass on their skills in insightful lectures and hands-on workshops right across the media spectrum.
NEW PICTOPLASMA BOOK
Fresh off the press: Pictoplasma presents the Ultimate Source Book of Postdigital Portraiture for Character Designers, Connoisseurs and the Creatively Curious.
Missed the Pictoplasma Portrait Gallery exhibition? No problem: choose from a fine selection of limited edition prints and start your own, personal art collection.
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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.
Take a look at some of our previous work and all-time favorite projects. Apart from frenetically organizing conferences and festivals, or publishing high-quality book compilations and art editions, we’ve been curating exhibitions and group shows throughout the globe, developing great collaborations with outstanding artists to give birth to crazy installations, or producing our own animations, urban games and performance pieces, as well as – once in a while – being invited to offer our services to help companies get their character appeal up-to-date.
The Character Files present theoretic texts, thoughts, 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.
Latest entry: JOHN EMIGH, Professor Emeritus of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University, Providence, USA, takes a close look at the immersive relationship between MASK AND BODY…
ON TOUR/ Amsterdam, 06.05.15:
Pictoplasma presents a performative talk by Pictopsychology founder Erik Willer, a scientific discipline that has set out to quantitively measure the effect images have on us.
Open 24/7: Order our latest compilation publications, eye-candy DVDs, limited art editions and gadgets directly through our Pictoplasma Online Shop.
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