Festival Opener 2018 by Kévin ‘Kéké’ Gemin / sound design by David Kamp
PICTOPLASMA BERLIN 2018
02 – 06 May 2018
FOR THE CONFERENCE
NO LONGER AVAILABLE!
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE CENTRAL PICTOPLASMA CONFERENCE AT BABYLON (MAY 3–5) NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
A limited amount of full conference passes (cash only) will be available on May 2 at the Urban Spree, starting from 12:00, and on May 3 at Babylon, starting from 10:00
OTHERWISE: the accompanying FESTIVAL with exhibitions from May 2–6, the evening animation screenings at Babylon from May 3–6, and the Post-Pictoplasma Party on Saturday May 5 are all free entry—or accessible at a moderate price.
PICTOPLASMA CHARACTER WALK EXHIBITIONS
17 ART VENUES IN BERLIN
The CHARACTER WALK, an exhibition agglomeration of numerous project spaces, galleries and art venues throughout Berlin, awaits you with character driven exhibitions by many of the participating conference speakers and international artists. Printed maps to help you navigate through this madness will be provided at all participating exhibitions locations – FREE ENTRY!
ANIMATION SCREENING PROGRAMMES
Entry 9,- Euro at the venue
Four new big screen animation programmes of eye-candy motion graphics, music visuals, outstanding storytelling, mind-bending psychedelia and everything in between.
May 3, 22:00
POST PICTOPLASMA PARTY
Revaler Str. 99
Entry 10,- Euro at the venue
For those never tiring, or in desperate need to shake off their inevitable visual overfeed, the Festival culminates in a big Post-Pictoplasma Party at Urban Spree, with life concerts, performances and character surprises.
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The Pictoplasma Festival kicks off early afternoon on the 2nd of May (Wednesday) with the opening of all accompanying Festival exhibitions, group shows and art happenings, followed by a first come-together in the evening.
The Conference itself starts on Thursday, the 3rd of May at 10am and ends late night on Saturday, the 5th of May.
Registration includes: admission to all the conference artist lectures, animation screenings and art happenings of the Pictoplasma Conference (May 3 – 5), free entry to all of the accompanying Festival events such as the exhibitions and art happenings (May 2 – 6), free access to the Post-Pictoplasma-Party (May 5), a complimentary program/catalogue and many, many surprises…
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 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 festival 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 companies, organizations or student groups larger than 10 attendees, available if all 10+ tickets are purchased in one order via international bank transfer.
Reduced professional group & student group tickets are granted on a first come, first served basis:
Please contact us HERE for more information.
We’re sorry, but unfortunately not. The entire event’s financing is calculated tightly in accordance with the available seats that the conference venue offers – and from our experience, we tend to be sold out several days prior to its opening. And once we’re sold out, we are legally not allowed to let more people into the auditorium. However – only upon availability – you might be granted one-day admission tickets directly at the venue, but this option has proven very unlikely (and uncomfortable).
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 February 1, 2018, but an administrative fee of 50,- Euro will have to be subtracted from the refund. There’s no chance for reimbursement after February 1, 2018, and absence from the conference does not entitle to reimbursement of the admission fee – simply because all income by then has been spent on the production of the event.
Please carefully read the full version of our terms and conditions >>> HERE
No worries, more than 80% of the attendees don’t come from Germany, so doing a crash-course in German is not required: the official conference language is English!
In some, rare cases, only for those lecturing artists that don’t feel comfortable giving their speech in English, we will organize consecutive translation.
Besides the astonishing airbnb.com abundance available in Berlin, we’ve put together a list of convenient and nearby hotels, hostels and apartments >>> 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.