Pokemon, Super Mario, the Michelin Man - all over the world, popular culture is characterised by little illustrated figures which combine condensed design with a high degree of expressiveness. The pictoplasma project has been collecting artistic adaptations of these "characters" since 1999 - today its online archive includes figures by more than 600 international artists. For characters@war, these 2-D characters have entered the third dimension as papier-mâché sculptures in an installation depicting Altdorfer's Renaissance painting "Battle of Alexander at Issus".
Peter Fowler (GB), Büro Destruct (CH), Geneviève Gaukler (F), eboy (D) and others
Laura Schleussner, Peter Thaler
www.pictoplasma.com (external link, opens in a new window)