— CALL FOR ENTRIES —
Pictoplasma & Project1324 ask you to
Enhance your everyday reality with the characters you wish were there IRL!
Our day-to-day existence is often far less exciting than we wish it was: always the same old street corner, the lonely bus stop, or familiar patch of sky glimpsed through the bedroom window. Instead of zooming in on the smartphone screen, maybe we can improve the bigger picture, by adding the hidden friends, absent monsters, or secret figments of our imagination we wish were there?
In an open call for entries, Pictoplasma challenges young, emerging artists AGED 18-24 to augment the banality of everyday by giving a face to their imaginary friends and secret sidekicks!
To join the challenge, take a photo of a typical setting in your life, and add the character(s) to the scene that you wish were there to keep you company. From all submissions, five selected winners will be invited to attend the Pictoplasma Berlin Festival 2019 as special guests, including the opportunity to exhibit in an exclusive group show.
The Challenge runs May 23–June 25, 2018.
Having spent a lot of time visiting the hospital in the last few months, I wanted to try and attach a positive feeling to a difficult place. So I reimagined the colourful spirits of the laid-up patients as characters, out of their bodies, up and about and free.
A Sunday Night at the Launderette
I like this launderette. With these machines seeming to come from another age, it represents the perfect backdrop for starting an adventure. A Sunday night like the others, to do the laundry before everything changes…
Looking for Friends!
I’ve been down this street a hundred times, it’s just around the corner from my house. I usually imagine what it would be like to see a giant monster, UFOs … it’s the way I travel outside the routine.
I think my perfect side kick would be a character from nature, I’be been obsessed with mushrooms and I wish I could see more in every tree on the streets where I usually walk.
I live in the ugliest corner of my city, in the most boring street. But during the day, when everything seems quiet and sad around, maybe we should look at above our heads to find some happiness?