As the central installation for the exhibition “Prepare for Pictopia” at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (2009), Pictoplasma conceived and produced a series of unique, interactive bumper cars referencing iconic characters by international artists Motomichi Nakamura (US/JP), Boris Hoppek (DE), Nathan Jurevicius (AUS), Tado (UK) and Doma (ARG).

Every hour lights gradually faded in the exhibition hall, while the central arena came to life in an illuminated fire-work of sounds, lights and colours. The dodgems awoke and invited visitors to hop in for a truly psychedelic ride. Accompanied by a special, 6 channel soundtrack composed by Künstler Treu, a synchronised light-show revealed the previously hidden multilayered inhabitants of the graphical arena designed by Steve Alexander from the art-collective Rinzen.