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PICTOPLASMA
CONFERENCE &
FESTIVAL
2015

FIRST DETAILS SOON

CONFERENCE
ON CONTEMPORARY
CHARACTER DESIGN AND ART

April 29 – May 3 2015

BABYLON
Rosa-Luxemburgstr. 30
10178 Berlin – Mitte
Germany

The annual Pictoplasma Berlin Conference is an incomparable experience: unconventional design and illustration lectures, forward looking animation film festival and surprising tour of numerous gallery exhibitions in one, it’s all about the playful exploration of contemporary characters in today’s global visual understanding.
Meanwhile in its 11th edition, the 2015 Conference awaits you for a dense line-up of 18+ inspiring artist lectures, 100+ state of the art animation screenings, hands-on jam sessions, numerous art happenings and all-night parties. This is your unique chance to learn from, be inspired by, and rub shoulders with the crème de la crème of today’s visual creation!

All details and a limited Early Bird ticket offer for the Pictoplasma Conference 2015 will be available soon.

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PICTOPLASMA PRESENTS:
ERIK WILLER – MY WAY INTO
PICTO PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture/Presentation/Screening

Thu, 16.10.2014, 8 pm
ZKM, KARLSRUHE
admission: 5 €

ZKM_Medientheater
Lorenzstraße 19
76135 Karlsruhe
Germany

Fri, 24.10.2014, 8 pm
HMKV, DORTMUND
admission: 5 €

Hartware MedienKunstVerein
RWE Forum | Kino im U
Leonie-Reygers-Terrasse
44137 Dortmund
Germany

What should a picture signify, and what relationship do we have to it? In his lecture, Erik Willer, founder of picto-psychology, finds entirely new answers to these questions that have unsettled us since our school days and which, between hermeneutics and deconstruction, create considerable confusion.

Willer opens up access to those things which, when represented in pictures begin to speak to us themselves, and such that we become conscious of our direct affinity to virtual conspecifics, pop-cultural figures and archetypical pictorial entities.

Whether as consultant at leading automobile companies, as family therapist or curator – Willer’s knowledge and abilities take us by surprise by their broad ranging spectrum: he gives a new face to cars and robots, develops videos against computer game addiction and reads the thoughts of contemporary sculptures. In 2006 the qualified psychologist developed a process of system constellation, which includes both fictive figures and family members. By way of a final live experiment, Willer’s presentation sounds out the potential of each new discipline that has, to date, transcended the fundamental code defining the boundaries between image and subject, object and observer.

The lecture will be followed by a screening of short films compiled by Willer and Pictoplasma.

Erik Willer: Niels Bormann
Text: Cordula Daus
Production: Pictoplasma 2014
Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation

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PICTOPLASMA
MEXICO

Character Portraits Exhibition

September 19, 2014 – January 11, 2015

MARCO
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo
de Monterrey

Zuazua y Jardón S/N,
Centro. Monterrey,
N.L. México, 64000

Pictoplasma and the Museum for Contemporary Art MARCO in Monterrey stage the first Mexican group exhibition on contemporary character design and art, bringing together new works by more than 120+ international artists, designers, illustrators, and filmmakers.

The Character Portraits exhibition examines the genealogical dimensions of figurative aesthetics in the postdigital age. As part of Pictoplasma’s ongoing investigation into the limits of face creation and animism, the time-honoured genre of classical portraiture functions as an unifying format to reflect back on character genealogies and to preserve their essence for the future. Presenting paintings, busts, sculptures and animated video portraits by today’s most influential creators of character-driven visuals, the exhibition also extends the list to accommodate the current obsession with self-portraits taken on a cellphone, gathered by Pictoplasma in an open call for #CharacterSelfies.

More on the website of > MARCO

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Featuring original and new work by: 3753% Tordal (NOR), Aaron Leighton (CAN), Aaron Stewart (USA), Adrian Sonni (ARG), Akinori Oishi (JP), Alex Godwin (UK), Allyson Mellberg Taylor (USA), Amanda Visell (USA), Amandine Urruty (FR), Andy Martin (UK), Anima Boutique/Eliza Jappinen (FIN), Animade (UK), Anna Hrachovec (USA), Bakea (ES), BeeKingdom (CAN), Ben & Julia (CH/FR), Ben Newman (UK), Boris Hoppek (DE), Brecht Vanderbrooke (BE), Brosmind (SP), Bubi Au Yeung (HK), Buff Monster (USA), Büro Destruct (CH), Charles Glaubitz (MX), Charles Huettner (USA), Christian Montenegro (ARG), Chu (ARG), Craig Redman (AUS), Dante Zaballa (ARG), David OReilly (IRL), Doma Collective (ARG), Doppeldenk (DE), Doudouboy (FR), eBoy (DE), El Grand Chamaco (MX), El Señor (ES), Faiyaz Jafri (NL), Felt Mistress (UK), Fluorescent Hill (CAN), Fons Schiedon (NL), Francisco Miranda (ARG), François Chalet (CH), Gangpol & Mit (FR), Gary Baseman (USA), Gary Taxali (CAN), Gemma Correll (UK), Geneviève Gauckler (FR), Hyein Lee (HK/CAN), Ian Stevenson (UK), Jan de Coster (BE), Jeanspezial (FR), Jeremy Dower (AUS), Jeremyville (AUS), Joel Trussel (USA), Jon Burgerman (UK), Jon Fox (UK), Jordan Metcalf (ZA), Joshua Ben Longo (USA), Juan Molinet (ARG), Juan Pablo Cambariere (ARG), JuJu (DE), Juliana Pedemonte (ARG), Julian Bonequi (MX), Kimiaki Yaegashi (JP), Koralie (FR), Kurt Separately (UK), Luke Ramsey (CAN), Marek Michalowski (USA), Mark Gmehling (DE), Mark Jenkins (USA), Matias Vigliano (ARG), Matt Jones (UK), Max Gärtner (DE), Melissa Godoy Nieto (MX), Motomichi Nakamura (JP), mr clement (HK), Mr. Kat (SP/PER), MyMo (DE), Nathan Jurevicius (AUS), Nick Sheehy (UK), Nina Braun (DE), Nomint (GR), Ori Toor (ISR), Osian Efnisien (UK), Peppermelon (ARG), Pete Fowler (UK), Peter de Sève (USA), Pic Pic André (BE), Pleix (FR), Raymond Lemstra (NL), Rilla Alexander (AUS), Roman Klonek (DE), Ryan Quincy (USA), Ryosuke Tei (JP), Sauerkids (NL), Sehsucht (DE), Shoboshobo (FR), Siggi Eggertsson (ISL), Slumberbean (UK), Sue Doeksen (NL), Tado (UK), Ted Parker (NL), The London Police (UK), Tim Biskup (USA), Tokyoplastic (UK), Ville Savimaa (FIN), Wayne Horse (DE), Will Sweeney (UK), Yeka Haski (RUS), Yves Geleyn (FR) and many, many more…

EXHIBITION SUPPORT
The Character Portraits Exhibition is produced by MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico

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The Character Portraits Project is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation

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