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


26.01.21 00:00 to
31.03.21 23:45
Format: artistPresentation
Nuño de la Serna present a series of film interviews that reflect a momentary snapshot in the life of Lacuna Lab and its members. These interviews take a record of the artworks presented by the member...
8.02.21 00:00 to
28.03.21 00:00
ABA Air Salon with Rhona Mühlebach
Format: artistPresentation
ABA AIR SALON WITH RHONA MÜHLEBACH -------------------------- WE ARE GLAD TO MAKE THE AUDIO WORK AVAILABLE AGAIN DURING VORSPIEL 2021 VIA THE ABA WEBSITE: https://airberlinalexanderplatz.de/event/Nptt...
9.02.21 00:00 to
28.03.21 00:00
ABA Air Salon with Andrés Villa Torres
Format: artistPresentation
5.03.21 20:00 to
6.03.21 01:00
HiP.inside Online Konzert
Format: onlineEvent
Wir gehen Online am 5.3. um 20 Uhr mit Dj Reaf und "Deutschrapsliebling" ! Live: S.I.A.D Juno030 (EP Release!) Unoo Indoor Stan L I V E S T R E A M : https://www.twitch.tv/pankeberlin Spenden bitte an...
6.03.21 20:00 to
7.03.21 01:00
Format: onlineEvent
This week we are happy to have Radio Masive gang back to Panke! The old school junglists among you may remember the name from the mid-90's, where "Radio Massive" became Germany's first regular FM broa...
7.03.21 20:00 to
7.03.21 20:45
Format: screening
OKTA Collective’s second event, human-plant-glitch, will feature films by Alisi Telengut, Dovile Aleksaite, and Evan Meaney, with a Q and A moderated by Lucy Kerr. The event is about 45 minutes long i...
9.03.21 18:00 to
9.03.21 19:30
Panel Discussion: What is the nature of psychiatric auditory experience?
Format: panel
“Listening to the world is not an innate, universal capacity, the logical result of ears encountering sound waves. Rather, it is something we learn how to do, and we learn how to listen in an environm...
12.03.21 18:30 to
12.03.21 19:30
Chung Tat Sham & Hou Lam Wu: "Robots", an online collective decision making sound experience
Format: performance
Are we capable of driving the democracy vehicle? Robots is an online sound experience, in which discussions and decision-making among participants shall influence the course of the experience. We shal...
30.03.21 18:00 to
30.03.21 19:30
MELT (Loren Britton & Isabel Paehr): Heating Matters / Change Flux // Video Screening & Writing Workshop
Format: onlineEvent
///// The participation is free. Please register via mail@alpha-nova-kulturwerkstatt.de to receive the zoom link /////// Heating Matters/Change Flux is a video work that unlocks metaphors of melting i...


15.01.21 00:00 to
31.03.21 23:45
Scattered Partners
Format: exhibition
In the midst of the global pandemic caused by covid-19, and due to the lockdown conditions, Lacuna Lab proposes an entirely digital program. ////// Artists: Nuño de la Serna, Nayeli Vega Vargas, Sarah...
15.01.21 16:30 to
21.03.21 01:00
Liebig12 Covid19 Diaries: window interface #8 & itinerant interlude #8
Format: exhibition
window interface#8 is the 8th window intervention presented at Liebig12 since the start of the lockdown in march 2020. Jana Linke presents REPETITIVE DIFFERENTIAL a site specific and in progress insta...
16.01.21 16:00 to
31.03.21 23:30
router.gallery: Advance - Stay put / idle, works by Lauren Lee McCarthy
Format: exhibition
The artworks are distributed by the router through its local network with no Internet connection, accessible at the local site around and in front of panke.gallery only. The exhibition will continue u...
22.01.21 00:00 to
21.03.21 21:00
Open Sesame - A Photophobic Experiment
Format: exhibition
»Open Sesame: A Photophobic Experiment« invites six artists - all of whom of BIPOC, queer and/or trans* experience - to display mixed-media installations that intrinsically and critically react to the...
28.02.21 16:00 to
26.03.21 18:00
Cluster#14: I miei ricordi sono più duri delle rocce / Alessandro Massobrio and Valentina Besegher audiovideo / solo exhibition
Format: exhibition
Alessandro Massobrio is a new music composer, electronic musician and guitarist. Valentina Besegher is an avant-garde filmmaker, live video performer and visual artist. They collaborate since 2002, ha...
6.03.21 00:00 to
13.04.21 00:00
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Format: exhibition
A collection of graphic design damaged by future climate change impacts by Visual Communication students at the UdK Berlin in the designtransfer outside showcase, UdK, Einsteinufer43. Between photogra...



27.02.21 15:00 to
27.02.21 16:30
Format: hybridEvent
ABA (AiR Berlin Alexanderplatz) e.V. / at UQBAR
ABA_SALON#77 RHONA MÜHLEBACH________PRESENTATION OF “EXCITEMENT IS NOT PART OF MY FEELING REPERTOIRE”_________SATURDAY, 27. FEBRUARY 2021, 3 P.M. (CET)_________Via Telegram-Chat-Group – with registration only_______REGISTER HERE: https://airberlinalexanderplatz.de/event/482gHzG43f5zlFgeSpsE _______RhonaMühlebach______-“Excitement is not part of my feeling repertoire”_____audio work____2021_____The artistic practice of Rhona Mühlebach is characterized by the interplay of facts and fiction. During her residency at ABA Rhona Mühlebach started to work on the script for a new video piece that draws broadly from two conceptual areas: extinction and the history of emotions. She is interested in the extinction process and the myths that arise from it. The history of emotions is a field of research that considers the evolution of human emotions; how emotions have developed over time and how our relationship to emotions has transformed._______ In “Excitement is not part of my feeling repertoire” Rhona Mühlebach invites you to a walk through a forest or park close to your current location. You will be taken on a journey through the past, present and future, following the artists stream of consciousness and different protagonists throughout the audio piece. The audio work is set in the woods and a cave within the woods, ideal stages for this speculative fiction. The project will play with the mythical connotations of the forest and of caves, the way in which time may move differently underground: without light for direction, and the cave as a representation of shelter – a place to hide._____ »Ich bleibe auf meinem Hochsitz.Wir sind am Aussterben. Wir sollten uns mit dem Wildschwein zusammentun, um zu überleben. Das meine ich wortwörtlich: halb Mensch, halb Wildschwein. Oder drei Viertel Wildschwein und ein Viertel Mensch. Oder auch 98% Prozent Wildschwein und 2% Mensch. […] Ratten, Bakterien oder Pilze sind ja momentan auch sehr gut mit dem Überleben aber um uns mit diesen Spezies zu vereinen, sind wir nicht genug fortgeschritten, technisch meine ich. But it’s possible with the boar? Ja, kein Problem. Ich denke, wir müssen uns wie die Neandertaler damals verhalten. Die haben sich ja auch mit uns zusammengetan, damit sie überleben konnten. Wir haben sie vor dem Aussterben gerettet. Zumindest ihre Essenz konnte überleben. Do you think 2% of a being contains its essence? „Die Neandertaler als Vorbild des alternativen Überlebens.”, so nenne ich das. We can learn so much from prehistory.« _________The Salon will take place via a Telegram-Chat-Group. You will go for a walk in a forest or park nearby starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday 27. February 2021. You’ll need to take your phone and headphones with you on your walk. Via the Telegram-Chat-Group you will receive different audio pieces for about one hour. We invite you to listen to them wherever you are outside in a park or in the woods. If you like you are welcome to share a picture of your location in the group or exchange ideas respectively. The artist will be present and happy to chat with you. After the event you will receive a limited edition postcard by the artist via air mail. The Telegram-Chat-Group will be deleted after the event. The Salon is in English and German.__________Please register with you Telegram-Name and/or telephone number. Please state your postal address if you would like to receive a limited edition postcard by the artist.__REGISTER HERE: https://airberlinalexanderplatz.de/event/482gHzG43f5zlFgeSpsE