📍 Berlin, Germany
The 15th edition of Pictoplasma in Berlin. Pictoplasma is the world’s leading platform for contemporary character design and art. With the conference & festival, Pictoplasma pushes forward the interdisciplinary discussion, development, and promotion of a new breed of visual vocabulary—from illustration to animation, game to interactive design, urban to graphic arts.
Thematically, this year’s festival addresses the current hype around interaction with digital media and asks whether this interaction can really be ascribed to both sides — human and machine — or whether it is not a merely a one-way projection. The festival looks at artistic strategies that use character design as a means to question conventional behavioral and perceptual patterns in relation to technology. And it extends the conversation beyond the technological focus and exaggerated expectations for seamless immersion to examine the charged space between the viewer and the viewed.