CONTEMPORARY CHARACTER DESIGN AND ART
NOVEMBER 17, 2017
PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
The New School
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011
PICTOPLASMA RETURNS TO NYC with a dense program of inspiring artist talks, state of the art animation screenings and lively panel discussions to celebrate the next generation of character design and art!
Taking place November 17 at The Auditorium of renown Parsons School of Design at The New School, the conference invites all creatives and producers, trailblazing the face of tomorrow’s visual culture, to network and exchange strategies for tomorrow’s figurative representation.
TICKET REGISTRATION GOES ONLINE JULY 3
Julian Glander (2016)
Gemma Correll (2012)
Tim Biskup (2014)
Martina Paukowa (2016)
The Pictoplasma Conference presents 8+ hand picked key lectures by the world’s most influential artists and upcoming talents, cutting-edge graphic, toy and game designers and leading animation filmmakers. It is the meeting point for 500+ international attendees, offering the chance to learn from, be inspired by, and rub shoulders with some of today’s most innovative and avant-garde visual creators.
— FIRST CONFIRMED SPEAKERS —
James Curran is a British animator and director with a background in videos games, music videos, commercials and most recently GIFs. As well as regularly working for clients including Disney, Nike and Samsung he has also become known for his Gifathon projects – 30 GIFs in 30 days in New York City, Los Angeles and Tokyo, based on his personal experiences while living in each city.
Sean Charmatz has worked in the animation industry since 2005. He has most notably served as a writer and director on ‘Spongebob Squarepants,’ in addition to designing, storyboarding, and developing shows for Disney and Dreamworks. In his spare time, Charmatz produces what he calls ‘explorations’ for his social media accounts. These experimental images and animations combine his talent for design and storytelling with found objects observed in everyday life – and have proven to be highly viral!
Edel Rodriguez is a Cuban American artist who has exhibited internationally. Inspired by personal history, religious rituals, politics, memory, and nostalgia, his bold, figurative works are an examination of identity, mortality, and cultural displacement. He is a regular contributor to the The New York Times Op Ed page and The New Yorker magazine, and has created over a hundred newspaper and magazine covers.
psychedelic eye-candy and storytelling genius
The Conference’s film section brings animated newborns to the big screen, whisking the audience around the world in three freshly curated programmes brimming with psychedelic eye-candy and storytelling genius.
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The final schedule for the Conference will be announced in September, but here’s a first rough rundown of what to expect during the day:
10:00 – 11:00 doors open, attendee registration
11:00 – 19:30 key lectures (with short breaks)
20:00 – 22:00 Animation screenings
Registration includes: admission to all the conference artist lectures and animation screenings. Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations and travel arrangements.
No physical tickets are sent out prior to the event. After payment, all attendees receive a personal registration code via email (sent together with the invoice to the email address used during the payment process, so keep an eye on your Spam-folder!). Attendees are asked to print out this email (especially the included registration code) and bring it to the conference venue together with their valid ID. The full passes (wearable, non-transferable wristbands) will be available directly at the conference venue.
We have set aside a limited amount of reduced tickets to offer for groups larger than 10 attendees, available if all 10+ tickets are purchased in one order.
Reduced group tickets are granted on a first come, first served basis:
Please contact us HERE for more information.
Tickets are generally not refundable once purchased. A participant, who is unable to attend the conference, can name a substitute in writing, and the ticket is transferred.
Cancellation of registration might be possible in writing before September 1, 2017, but an administrative fee of 50,- USD will have to be subtracted from the refund. There’s no chance for reimbursement after September 1, 2017, and absence from the conference does not entitle to reimbursement of the admission fee – simply because all fee’s by then have been spent on the production of the event.
Please carefully read the full version of our terms and conditions >>> HERE
Pictoplasma is an unique project wholeheartedly focussed on contemporary character design and art — abstract figurative entities that create a direct emotional bond with the viewer and have invaded all media over the past decade. The brainchild of Peter Thaler and Lars Denicke is renown for its style-defining book publications, immersive exhibitions, international conferences and festivals, that continuously push anthropomorphic appeal to new limits.
Since its inception in 2004, the annual Pictoplasma Berlin Festival has established itself as the main meeting point for an international audience of visual creators and producers. The event is an unconventional design conference, a forward looking animation film festival, a communal playground for collaborative creation, a surprising tour of gallery exhibitions – and is all about the fun of encountering like minded people. In 2008, Pictoplasma has established a second home in New York in collaboration with Parsons The New School for Design, while further events keep bringing the project from Mexico via Paris to Madrid and around the globe.