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Takeshi Murata + Christopher Rutledge

20th PICTOPLASMA BERLIN

CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL
OF CONTEMPORARY CHARACTER DESIGN AND ART

1 — 5 MAY 2024

Pictoplasma, the world’s leading conference of contemporary character design in illustration, animation, graphic and urban arts, celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Over the past two decades the Berlin-based project has promoted a uniquely playful and interdisciplinary investigation of new visual worlds in the digital age, served as a lively forum for a growing international community, and redefined the boundaries of contemporary character representation.

To pay tribute to our coming of age, this May 1—5, Pictoplasma awaits all international character creators and connoisseurs for a specially immersive programme of awe-inducing artist presentations and back-to-back conference lectures, freshly hatched animations illuminating the big screen, numerous hands-on workshops, endless fun, inspiration and loads of visual confetti …

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CONFIRMED PARTICIPATING ARTISTS AND SPEAKERS

The central Pictoplasma Conference presents 18 key lectures by the world’s most influential artists and upcoming talents, cutting-edge illustrators, designers and leading animation filmmakers, offering the chance to learn from and be inspired by some of today’s most innovative and avant-garde artists.

SCREENINGS 2024

The 2024 animation section presents new short films in four programs, featuring the latest and freshest generation of characters in motion, be it narrative shorts, music visuals, experimental animation, and anything in between – with many of the filmmakers present to discuss their work in Q&A sessions.  

CHARACTER LAB 2024
Woodcarving

WORKSHOP/

Woodcarving with Wood.youmind

 

Armed with a utility knife and humble block of wood (and some protective gear), experience the slow pleasure of woodcarving with Wood.youmind. Participants will learn the basics of subtractive sculpture and leave with a perfectly imperfect new friend (and hopefully, very few splinters).

PixelPrinting

WORKSHOP/

Pixel Printing with Comicblues 

 

Seek meaning in small squares in pursuit of the perfect pixel print with Eric Schwarz. Coax a character into 2D consciousness, then capture it in ink for an eternity. Sometimes the best things come one dot at a time.

AttendeeStage

ATTENDEE STAGE/

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS & PECHA KUCHA

 

Rapid-fire networking events grant conference attendees private face-to-face time with industry leaders, agencies, production companies and talent scouts.
Additionally, selected from prior applications, attendees take the stage and introduce their own work in a lively, concise PechaKucha style presentation.

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CHARACTER WALK / EXHIBITIONS / GROUP SHOWS / PANELS / PORTFOLIO REVUES / CHARACTER LAB WORKSHOPS / ART JAMS / ATTENDEE STAGE / CHARACTER MARKET / NETWORKING EVENTS / LIVE PERFORMANCES / PARTIES /

CHARACTER WALK / EXHIBITIONS / GROUP SHOWS / PANELS / PORTFOLIO REVUES / CHARACTER LAB WORKSHOPS / ART JAMS / ATTENDEE STAGE / CHARACTER MARKET / NETWORKING EVENTS / LIVE PERFORMANCES / PARTIES /

SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 

15:00 Opening of the Festival Exhibitions and Group shows, Conference Attendee Pre-Registration
20:00 Welcome Party @ACUD

THURSDAY, MAY 2

10:00 – 20:00 Animation Screenings, Conference Talks, Workshops, Panels, Attendee Stage
20:00 Character Performance Evening

FRIDAY, MAY 3

10:00 – 20:00 Animation Screenings, Conference Talks, Workshops, Panels, Portfolio Reviews, Attendee Stage
22:00 Psychedelic Midnight Mix Screening @Colosseum

SATURDAY, MAY 4

10:00 – 20:00 Animation Screenings, Conference Talks, Workshops, Panels, Attendee Stage
22:00 Post-Picto-Party @Zenner

SUNDAY, MAY 5

12:00 – 20:00 Open Character Market, Animation Screenings, Art Happenings @silent green

BERLIN VENUE

silentgreen2021

Pictoplasma Berlin 2024 takes place at the extensive premises of a former crematorium, the silent green, a beautiful, vibrant cultural venue that has already hosted several memorable Pictoplasma events. silent green houses all activities at one lively venue, with conference talks, panels, animation screenings, workshops and exhibitions happening both inside and Open Air.

CONFERENCE VENUE

silent green
Gerichtstr. 35
13347 Berlin

 

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