transmediale and CTM's Vorspiel is a program of distributed partner events in the field of digital art and culture and experimental sound and music, where a variety of partner venues invite local and international audiences to a series of exhibition openings, performances, interventions, artist talks and special events across the city of Berlin.

A citywide program of events before and during the transmediale and CTM festivals.

Image Credit: Andrés Nieto Porras



27.03.21 00:00 to
25.06.21 00:00
Format: exhibition
synthesis gallery and Pylon Lab present RECOLLECTING FUTURES: a digital exhibition of works by three artists. The exhibition will go live on Mozilla Hubs March 27, 2021 and run through June 25, 2021. ...


ABA Air Salon with Andrés Villa Torres

9.02.21 00:00 to
28.03.21 00:00
Format: artistPresentation
ABA (AiR Berlin Alexanderplatz) e.V. / at UQBAR
ABA AIR SALON WITH ANDRÉS VILLA TORRES ------------------------ WE ARE GLAD TO MAKE THE AUDIO WORK AVAILABLE AGAIN ONLINE DURING VORSPIEL 2021 VIA THE ABA WEBSITE: https://airberlinalexanderplatz.de/event/Nptt0i0vqj3sMhrw0XJh ------------------------ In this short RADIO ESSAY, Andrés Villa Torres suggests that the excessive speed at which information travels is pushed mainly by private economic interests. These private affairs are targeting the speed at which information can be mined and traded from every aspect of human life. At this accelerated pace, full automation and cloud computing will become ubiquitous in the next decade, enabling all sorts of new technology-enhanced social consumption and exploitation. Thus, the electro smog surrounding us will increase and social-exploitation remains unquestioned – unless we start putting a price to our data-productive activities and start reclaiming e-smog free air spaces. Is there anything left to say regarding the so called "users" in 2020, who are actually humans, citizens, workers, and have lately been abused as raw commodity by the information economies? ------------------------ ABA AIR SALON is a radio format produced by ABA (AiR Berlin Alexanderplatz) e.V. and their current artists in residence respectively. The bi-monthly Air SALON is hosted by Freie Radios – Berlin Brandenburg and broadcasted on Cola Bora Dio (frequency 88.4. in Berlin, 90,7 MHz in Potsdam or online via www.colaboradio.org or https://fr-bb.org/ ). ------------------------ The ABA AIR SALON with Andrés Villa Torres was fist published on 15. December 2020. --------------------- ANDRES VILLA TORRES (MEX/ CH) ------------------------ Artist in Residence at ABA from September 2020 to February 2021 ------------------------ SUPPORTED BY PRO HELVETIA ------------------- Andres Villa Torres is active in the fields of “new” media, computer and algorithmic arts. Andrés Villa Torres explores issues from politics, society, philosophy, media and technology through artistic practice and research. He works mostly with algorithms, computational processes, data, signals, public space, sound, light, live coding and the web. ------------------- https://andresvillatorres.work/ ------------------------