Giant hairy Yetis and cute virtual monsters.
We went to check out the opening of Pictoplasma, Post-digital monsters at the Gaite Lyrique. The arts venue has invited Pictoplasma, the Berlin festival, to fill its exhibition spaces with all kinds of monsters: the cute and friendly kind and also the hairy kind with lots of teeth.
A collection of digital monsters on the walls is followed by an exploration of “post-digital’ creations, using designs inspired by virtual characters, born of the internet generation. Here the monsters are pretty surprising – they’re made of all kinds of stuff that you just want to touch, like knitted wool, or polished wood, and there’s even a totally trippy animated plasticine video piece.
Then comes the Yeti, a pre-digital monster we’ve all heard of, which here is the “missing link”… but what does a Yeti look like? Hundreds of artists (and visitors / scribbling kids) offer suggestions. With a full on 360° video and sound installation, the exhibition takes us into the Yeti’s lair…
After all that it was time for a post-digital drink at the bar.
Pictoplasma, Post-digital monsters
Gaite Lyrique
7th – 31st December 2011
http://www.gaite-lyrique.net/les-installations/evenement/festival-pictoplasma
Text & Photos: Camilla Garton
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