All of you aspring artists, illustrators and designers out there, perk up. There is no better way escape from grating Easter winterland than to take part in world’s leading contemporary character festival taking place in Berlin. Pictoplasma presents year after year an astounding mixture of art dialogue, fascinating conference lectures and animation screenings. Presented by more than dozen artists and accompanied by 25 character walk exhibitions, this event becomes more than just your typical weekend getaway. Pictoplasma not only connects but educates and creates unique characters on a new level.
You’ve been a doodler ever since they invented school desks? Then the container of Platton Kunsthalle promises to gather the best of the best for an out of this world doodling sessions – just drop in on the Character Lab. You might find yourself performing next to the imaginary Sound Creatures of David Kamp. Pass by the Platoon Bar to meet new enthusiastics and bond over great coffee or over cold beer. This years’ highlights on this vivid creative platform include Sue Doeckson, whose love for scissors, glue and paper seems to be infectious and monster knitting sensation from the US – Anna Hrachovec.
Divided into four different categories – Characters in Rythm, Motion, Narration and Psychadelic Midnight Mix, the Babylon screen brings to life new born characters in a large selection of short films, motion graphics and experimental jobs. There is also something for the youngsters – Mini Plasma is dedicated to them.
Character Walk Exhibitions 2013
Character Walk Exhibitions takes in 2013 a huge leap. More and more Berlin neighborhoods tend to open up to art these days and so this years’ Walk caters not only to Mitte art fans but invites the emerging scene of Kreuzberg and Neukoelln to tag along for the ride. This year’s tour is made of more than twenty galleries, art venues placed at various spots in the city. This part of the festival bustles with creative energy as it boasts a number of installations and sculptures both in limited festival editions.
Where: BABYLON am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz,
PLATOON KUNSTHALLE Berlin,
AND 20+ ART SPACES
When: 10 – 14 APRIL 2013