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Pictoplasma Berlin 2024 is Sold Out! But Fear Not, You Can Still Catch the Online Live Broadcast

For those unable to join us in Berlin, we have good news: If you can’t come to Pictoplasma, Pictoplasma comes to you!

This year we’re broadcasting all 2024 conference lectures and screenings (May 2–4) as a real-time online stream – for you to enjoy from the comfort of your couch.

Grab your online access here.

Access to the live conference broadcast comes as part of the all-new PictoPRO membership priced at a limited launch offer of 69 € (+VAT – billed annually, €5.75 / month) and automatically activates 1 year of 24/7 access to our growing video archive of 230+ PictoTalks by cutting edge artists from around the world, exclusive online community programmes + workshops, and more…

To activate PictoPRO membership and access the PICTO TV area with the broadcast of the conference, you need to create a free account for our online community on home.pictoplasma.com (formerly known as pictofolio.com) – or sign in to your existing account if you already have one – and upgrade to PRO.

About Pictoplasma:

This spring, the Pictoplasma Berlin Festival celebrates 20 years of love for characters and their creators and will be the epicentre for artists, illustrators, filmmakers and designers creating the characters of tomorrow.

This year’s festival focuses on its Character Archives, looking back at the project’s radical start as an online archive in the year 2000, which led to best-selling book compilations and the ongoing festival, and reflecting on the practice of collecting, curating and promoting contem-porary character design and art.

An exhibition revisits the tens of thousands of character designs collected by Pictoplasma – making explicit the Zeitgeist and visions of the future inherent in the creators’ imaginations at the time. Panels, net-working events and conversations connect attendees, industry reps, protagonists of the early years and new talents.

“Workshops invite the international attendees to get hands on and unleash creative energy. Animation screenings present up to 80 an-imated shorts in four programes. In addition, highlights from the 1,500 shorts screened in the past 20 years are on show. The central conference features 20 art-ists creating the characters of the hour, who also showcase their art in the estab-lished Character Walk exhibition tour. For the first time, the conference lectures are streamed live to reach a global audience. With various performances and parties, the celebration concludes in a central Character Market and Open House on the final day.

Featured speakers include:

BORA a French interdiscipli-nary queer artist who creates a universe where imagination is a form of activism

En Iwamura, a fine artist primarily working with ceramics, who draws on the Japanese philosophy of Ma

LA animator Christopher Rutledge, whose distinct floppy characters are a product of his expertise in 3D software Houdini

Ana Seixas, the Portuguese illustrator and ceramicist who opened her own local store in Porto, Portugal

French artist Clémentine Bal, whose sculptural creations evoke the strong bonds that influence our emotions

Barcelona illustrator and comic book author and muralist Genie Espinosa

Professional doodler Hattie Stewart, whose playful illustration style extends through advertising, art, and fashion

David Oliver, aka Grip Face, the Spanish artist whose keen observation and street-inspired energy is expressed through a blend of color, abstraction and recognizable forms from the everyday

LA animator Joe Bennett, co-creator of the acclaimed adult science fiction drama Scavengers Reign

Ariadna Galaz and Jorge Peralta of Los Calladitos, the Mexican duo whose murals and animation engage with communities and their legends

Peter The Roman, a UK digital artist employing 3D and AI technology to render unpredictable and the otherworldly

Mila Useche, a Colombian artist and filmmaker with an obsession for bringing adorable characters to life

London 3D artist/animation director Joseph Melhuish, whose acid saturated, contorted, joyous characters have been embraced by the music industry, club nights, DJs and commercials

Oskars Pavlovskis, an artist and illustrator based in Riga, Latvia, who takes a renaissance approach to visual storytelling, combining digital and analogue illustration techniques.

When: May 1–5, 2024
Where: Berlin

Buy tickets here

To attend Pictoplasma virtually as a real-time online stream from the comfort of home, registration is available as part of the PictoPRO annual membership for 69€ per year. Register for live streaming at home.pictoplasma.com

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