This year, under the banner of the ‘Face Machine’, the festival sets out to explore the limits of facial recognition, encouraging visitors to question their understanding of the essential components of a face through exhibits of work that plays with abstraction, reduction, minimalism, deformation and disguise. The Pictoplasma Conference line-up of artist speakers includes Alex Norris, Cachetejack, Charlotte Mei, Jim Stoten, Edel Rodriguez, Rilla Alexander and many more besides, all sharing the stories behind their work; as part of the broader Pictoplasma Festival, a wide-ranging programme of exhibitions, screenings, art walks and demos will also held all over Berlin, to offer a dynamic and thought-provoking counterpoint to the events within the central conference.
Pictoplasma 2018 runs from 2-6 May 2018 in Berlin – Babylon am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz is the central venue, but there are exhibitions and events on offer across the city. The Pictoplasma team have very generously provided us with a pair of tickets to the conference to give away, so to be in with a chance of winning, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Pictoplasma 2018 in the subject box, telling us the year in which the Pictoplasma project was founded. The deadline is Thursday 28 March, and you might just find the answer here