PICTOPLASMA OPENING PARTY: DEADBEAT

Wed 10.05 - 21:00 // OPENING, FESTIVAL // ACUD STUDIO
PICTOPLASMA OPENING PARTY: DEADBEAT

ACUD MACHT NEU invites you in for art happenings, performances, animation screenings and lively character interaction on the first two nights of the festival. After the opening stampede through the Character Walk exhibitions on Wednesday, hook up with familiar faces, make new friends and get into character to the sounds of Deadbeat, a steady mix of dub and electronic beats. Come early and secure yourself a seat in the second-floor cinema to time travel through the Best of Characters in Motion from previous years, compiled in a special Pictoplasma screening.
 
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ABOUT
 
‘CHARACTER UPLOAD’
 
The annual Pictoplasma Festival showcases the latest trends in character design and art, and in its 13th edition embraces full immersion. This years focus is on artists and designers exploring the role of character design within the aesthetic conventions of gaming, virtual, and augmented reality, testing the ability of their figurative creations to push genre boundaries and challenge our grasp on the real.The theme Character Upload reflects on an understanding of cultural production in the age of extreme viral circulation and ‘Internet Everywhereonce released, the characters act as autonomous agents, move freely across media and link themselves to other artifacts beyond control.
 
Babylon am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz hosts a conference and animation film programs, and 12 galleries showcase exhibitions by 17 artists. After the opening stampede through this gallery tour, the festival kicks off on Wednesday, May 10th at 21h with a meet n greet at ACUD MACHT NEU, a steady mix of dub and electronic beats by Deadbeat. Upstairs at ACUD Kino, one can embark on a time travel through the Best of Characters in Motion screening from previous years.
 
On Thursday night, ACUD hosts character-driven art happenings by all festival artists, a live concert by animation star Sophie Koko Gates music project ‘John Daker,’ a mix of tropical bass music by Daniel Haaksman, plus a screening of animated GIFs curated by the Incredible Short Film Festival.
 
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MI 10.5 // 21H
ACUD CLUB+STUDIO+KINO //
FESTIVAL OPENING
PICTOPLASMA OPENING PARTY: DEADBEAT
KINO 21H Best of Characters in Motion 2014-2016 Remastered
art happenings, performances, animation screenings and lively character interaction
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