This year’s first ever, fully digital ‘Pictoplasma in Isolation’ awaits all global character pioneers, creatives and enthusiasts for a special celebration of contemporary character design and art.
Coming September 18 + 19 we’ll be broadcasting more than 40 inspiring artist talks, 77 hand-picked animation shorts, 36+ hours of home entertainment spread over 2 channels during 2 intense days = endless character joy, all for FREE, and all to the safety of your own 4 walls, wherever you are!
Participating artists include, among many others, stop-motion filmmaker Niki Lindroth von Bahr, illustrators Genie Espinosa and Cristina Daura, and multi-facetted artist Jon Burgerman.
SPECIAL FOCUS: THE MASK IN VISUAL CULTURE
This year’s edition of the festival puts a thematic emphasis on the mask and expands on Pictoplasma’s ongoing research into how characters relate to, invade, take over and warp the human body, reexamining one of our most ancient cultural artifacts in a new light. Among the artists featured are Damselfrau and threadstories, two of the most prolific artists currently working with masks. Two digital artists will reflect on how face filters function as a way to change our identities online: David OReilly and Ines alpha.
This year's animation section has seen more than 900 submissions from all around the world, of which 77 hand-picked jewels are streamed to your home entertainment system in four carefully curated programs. The official selection includes Anna Mantzaris, Kirsten Lepore, Meat Department, and Cole Kush.
PANELS AND WORKSHOPS
A second channel features panel discussions exploring the current stage of animation film and illustration, and workshops that allow viewers to join forces with international artists and get hands on with different media. Jon Burgerman and Nathan Jurevicius both host playful sessions that put the focus on instant and spontaneous creativity. Julian Glander showcases how fast he (and only he) can build complex illustrations using the simplest shapes in Blender.
at Via degli Aurunci 19
Saturday 17 July 2021 at 14:02h
at Veteranenstrasse 21
Friday 16 July 2021 at 17:00h
at Al Rusail Industrial Area
Saturday 24 July 2021 at 22:00h
at Dorotheenstraße 12
Thursday 15 July 2021 at 10:00h