The annual Pictoplasma Festival showcases the latest trends in character design and art, and in its 13th edition embraces full immersion. This year’s focus is on artists and designers exploring the role of character design within the aesthetic conventions of gaming, virtual, and augmented reality, testing the ability of their figurative creations to push genre boundaries and challenge our grasp on the real.
The theme ’Character Upload’ reflects on an understanding of cultural production in the age of extreme viral circulation and ‘Internet Everywhere’—once released, the characters act as autonomous agents, move freely across media and link themselves to other artifacts beyond control.
On Saturday everyone is invited to shake off the overload at the closing party at Urban Spree, with one of Debruit’s rare performances in Berlin—a wonky fusion of Congolese sound systems, weird L. A. block parties and freaky Tunisian backstreet souks, all powered by a fat hip hop engine.
Opening acts are live performances from Maxwell Farrington and François Club, DJ sets by Henning Specht (Hypnolove) and Le Feu will take the raving crowd through the night.
Pictoplasma Festival Closing Party
10.05.2017 | Start 12:00 CET |
Till 14.05.2017 at 20:00 CET
Urban Spree | Revaler Str. 99 | 10245 Berlin