CHARACTER DESIGN AND ART
April 29 – May 3 2015
10178 Berlin – Mitte
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.
ERIK WILLER – MY WAY INTO
Thu, 16.10.2014, 8 pm
admission: 5 €
Fri, 24.10.2014, 8 pm
admission: 5 €
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
Character Portraits Exhibition
September 19, 2014 – January 11, 2015
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo
Zuazua y Jardón S/N,
N.L. México, 64000
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.
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