D/B Recommended: Pictoplasma Conference

In spring 2009, Pictoplasma and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt invite you to the world’s first ever large-scale presentation and celebration of the phenomenon.

MARCH TO MAY, the art institution will transform into a character biotope and the meeting point for an international scene of designers, artists, producers and an interested public.

At the heart of the festivalis an exhibition which explores the huge diversity of the character universe, where artists remix and sample, condense the surreal and uncanny, inflate all proportions and stage bizarre rituals to introduce their characters into contemporary culture.

Pictoplasma Conference on contemporary character design and art returns for its 3rd edition to bring together makers from around the world. Presentations by 18 outstanding designers, artists and animation film makers, such as Klaus Haapaniemi (FIN), James Jarvis (UK), Boris Hoppek (DE/ES), Faiyaz Jafri (NL/USA) and W+KTokyoLab (JP). Animation screenings show focussed selections of motion graphics, short films and music videos and open workshops actively integrate the attendees and call for participation.
A series of performances, VJ-parties, installations and interventions will further add to the programme.