Threadstories at Pictoplasma 2020
Artists Talks, Panel Discussions, Animation Screenings, Symposium
18 + 19 SEPTEMBER 2020
This year’s first ever, fully digital ‘Pictoplasma in Isolation’ awaits all character pioneers, creatives and enthusiasts for a special celebration of contemporary character design and art. Coming September we’ll be live-broadcasting 2 full days worth of character inspiration, with more than 30 artist talks, fresh animation screenings, a special symposium, spreading visual greatness and inspiration into the safe space of your own four walls, no matter where you are,…
…all online, all for free.
Let’s squeeze as much inspiration, art and soothing character love into the internet as humanly possible!
LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
LIVE BROADCAST WITH Q&A
Tune in and join forces with leading character artists, creators and producers, as they share strategies for the future of figurative aesthetics.
Pictoplasma in Isolation presents more talks than ever before, offering you the unique chance to learn from, engage with, and be awed by an unparalleled line-up of today’s most innovative and avant-garde artists from all corners of the world.
A fresh stream of 50+ cutting edge animated shorts and premieres will lighten up your virus-free home entertainment screen, during 2 new, thematic programs full of psychedelic eye candy, virtual popcorn and ingenious storytelling—with many of the international filmmakers staying awake in their respective time-zones to meet you for live Q&A’s, behind-the-scenes chats, and realtime interaction.
OFFICIAL SELECTION T.B.A. IN JUNE
A special symposium track features conversations and talks by academics, theorists, activists and artists on the new-normal iconic symbol of today: ‘The Mask in Contemporary Visual Culture.’
Zoom in on the mask’s varied meanings in the fields of performance, fine art, fashion, anti-surveillance, political activism, and beyond
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GET YOUR VIRTUAL HANDS DIRTY LIKE IT’S 1999
We are feverishly figuring out how to squeeze yet more Pictoplasma into a social-distancing friendly digital format, while remaining true to the original community spirit. Expect parallel panel discussions, private portfolio reviews, revisiting friends, doodle lounge sessions, workshop spaces, and—if we manage to pull it off—maybe also a ‘Character Chatroulette!’