Vorspiel 2024

A citywide program by spaces and initiatives around transmediale and CTM festivals



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Events

Fri, 19.01.
17:00, Pandora Art Gallery Exhibition, Concert, Performance, Installation, Hybrid Event, Screening

17:30, Liebig12 Performance, Workshop, Vernissage, Hybrid Event, Lecture

18:00, Oona Performance, DJ set, Online Event

18:00, Galerie Met Exhibition, Installation, Vernissage

18:00, Kunsthaus KuLe Exhibition, Performance, Installation, Vernissage

18:00, einBuch.haus Vernissage

19:00, Giri DJ set, Workshop, Installation

19:00, alpha nova & galerie futura Exhibition, Vernissage

21:00, Giri DJ set, Installation

Galerie im Turm Exhibition

Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Installation, Vernissage, Hybrid Event


einBuch.haus Exhibition

When You're Calmer Exhibition, Installation, Hybrid Event

Ventana Project II Installation, Vernissage


/rosa Exhibition, Vernissage

D59B - Unbreak My Radio Concert, Performance, DJ set, Installation, Hybrid Event


Werkstadt Exhibition

Werkstadt Performance

Sat, 20.01.
12:00, Liebig12 Performance, Workshop, Vernissage, Hybrid Event, Lecture

14:00, D59B - Unbreak My Radio Hybrid Event

14:30, Galerie@Medienhaus, Universität der Künste Berlin Installation

16:00, alpha nova & galerie futura Exhibition


17:00, Pandora Art Gallery Exhibition, Concert, Performance, DJ set, Installation, Hybrid Event, Screening



19:00, The 4th Wall Exhibition, Vernissage, Screening

Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Installation, Vernissage, Hybrid Event

Galerie Met Exhibition, Installation

Sun, 21.01.
12:00, Liebig12 Performance, Workshop, Vernissage, Hybrid Event, Lecture


Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Installation, Vernissage, Hybrid Event

Mon, 22.01.
17:30, Soundwatch DJ set, Online Event

Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Installation, Vernissage, Hybrid Event

Tue, 23.01.
18:00 Performance, Vernissage, Finissage, Hybrid Event


Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Installation, Vernissage, Hybrid Event

Wed, 24.01.

16:00, alpha nova & galerie futura Exhibition


18:00, Kunsthaus KuLe Exhibition, Concert, Performance, Installation

20:00, Lichtblick Kino Screening

20:30, Poropati Performance

22:00, Lichtblick Kino Screening

Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Installation, Vernissage, Hybrid Event

Loophole Concert

Thu, 25.01.

16:00, alpha nova & galerie futura Exhibition

18:00, D59B - Unbreak My Radio Hybrid Event

18:00, Vierte Welt Exhibition, Installation

18:00, Zönoteka Performance


19:00, Giri DJ set, Workshop, Installation

19:00, ZK/U (Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik)

20:00, Zeiss-Großplanetarium Performance

Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Installation, Vernissage, Hybrid Event

Fri, 26.01.
16:00, designtransfer@feldfünf Exhibition

16:00, alpha nova & galerie futura Exhibition

17:00, Vierte Welt Exhibition, Installation

18:00, Kunsthaus KuLe Exhibition, Concert, Performance, Installation

18:00, When You're Calmer Exhibition, Workshop, Finissage, Hybrid Event

18:00, Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Workshop, Installation, Vernissage, Hybrid Event

19:00, Galerie im Turm Performance

19:00, Club der polnischen Versager Screening

19:00 Exhibition, Performance, Installation, Vernissage

19:30 Concert

20:00, Club der polnischen Versager Screening


22:00, Club der polnischen Versager Performance, DJ set, Screening

Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Installation, Vernissage, Hybrid Event

D59B - Unbreak My Radio Concert, DJ set

Institut für Alles Mögliche Exhibition

panke.gallery Exhibition, Vernissage

ACUD MACHT NEU Concert, DJ set, Installation, Hybrid Event

Sat, 27.01.
13:00, alpha nova & galerie futura Exhibition, Workshop

14:00, designtransfer@feldfünf Exhibition

14:00, Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Workshop, Installation, Vernissage, Hybrid Event

16:00, Galerie im Turm

16:00, alpha nova & galerie futura Exhibition


17:00, Vierte Welt Exhibition, Installation

18:00, Pandora Art Gallery Exhibition, Concert, Performance, DJ set, Installation, Vernissage, Screening

19:00, Air Berlin Alexanderplatz e.V. Exhibition, Installation, Screening

Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Installation, Vernissage, Hybrid Event

D59B - Unbreak My Radio Concert, Performance, DJ set, Hybrid Event, Lecture

Pandora Art Gallery Exhibition, Concert, Performance, DJ set, Installation, Hybrid Event, Screening

Sun, 28.01.
14:00, designtransfer@feldfünf Exhibition

14:00, Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Workshop, Installation, Vernissage, Hybrid Event

16:00, Air Berlin Alexanderplatz e.V. Exhibition, Installation, Screening

17:00, ONEIRIC SPACE Performance, Workshop, Hybrid Event

18:00, D59B - Unbreak My Radio Performance, Installation, Hybrid Event

19:30, PANDA platforma Performance

20:00 Online Event

Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Installation, Vernissage, Hybrid Event

Mon, 29.01.
16:00, Air Berlin Alexanderplatz e.V. Exhibition, Installation, Screening

18:00, Studio Apelbaum Exhibition, Concert, Performance, Installation

19:00, Vierte Welt Screening

Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Installation, Vernissage, Hybrid Event

Tue, 30.01.
18:00, The 4th Wall Performance, Lecture, Screening

19:00, Vierte Welt Screening

19:00, panke.gallery Lecture

Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Installation, Vernissage, Hybrid Event

Wed, 31.01.
14:00, Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Workshop, Installation, Vernissage, Hybrid Event

16:00, alpha nova & galerie futura Exhibition

18:00, Hyper Berlin Exhibition, DJ set, Installation, Screening

19:30, D59B - Unbreak My Radio Hybrid Event, Lecture

20:00, Kunsthaus KuLe Exhibition, Performance, Installation

Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Installation, Vernissage, Hybrid Event

Thu, 01.02.
14:00, Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Workshop, Installation, Vernissage, Hybrid Event

16:00, D59B - Unbreak My Radio Performance, Hybrid Event, Lecture

16:00, alpha nova & galerie futura Exhibition

18:00, DOCK 11 / DOCKdigital Exhibition, Performance, Installation

18:00, Hyper Berlin Exhibition, DJ set, Installation, Screening

19:00, Climate Art Collection @Lobe Block Exhibition


Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Installation, Vernissage, Hybrid Event


Fri, 02.02.
10:00, Climate Art Collection @Lobe Block Exhibition



16:00, Hyper Berlin Exhibition, DJ set, Installation, Screening

16:00, alpha nova & galerie futura Exhibition

18:00, Alte Münze Exhibition, Performance, Installation

19:00, D59B - Unbreak My Radio DJ set, Hybrid Event

19:00, DOCK 11 / DOCKdigital Performance, Installation




Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Installation, Vernissage, Hybrid Event


Pandora Art Gallery Exhibition, Concert, Performance, DJ set, Installation, Hybrid Event

Haus der Statistik Concert, Performance, DJ set

Sat, 03.02.

10:00, Climate Art Collection @Lobe Block Exhibition

12:00, Alte Münze Exhibition, Performance, Installation

14:00, Alte Münze Exhibition, Performance, Finissage

14:00, Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Workshop, Installation, Vernissage, Hybrid Event

15:00, roam projects space Performance, DJ set, Hybrid Event

15:00, Backhaus Projects Concert, DJ set, Lecture

16:00, alpha nova & galerie futura Exhibition

18:00 Exhibition, Performance, DJ set, Workshop, Installation, Hybrid Event

18:00, alpha nova & galerie futura Exhibition, Performance

19:00, Vierte Welt Exhibition, Installation, Vernissage, Finissage


Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Installation, Vernissage, Hybrid Event

Pandora Art Gallery Exhibition, Performance, DJ set, Installation, Lecture, Screening

Cafe Pförtner Concert, DJ set

D59B - Unbreak My Radio Performance, DJ set

ASID Performance, DJ set, Installation, Lecture

Sun, 04.02.

10:00, Climate Art Collection @Lobe Block Exhibition

10:00, Alte Münze Exhibition, Performance, Installation

12:00 Exhibition, Performance, DJ set, Workshop, Installation, Hybrid Event

14:00, Vierte Welt Exhibition, Installation, Vernissage, Finissage

14:00, Art Laboratory Berlin Exhibition

14:00, Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Workshop, Installation, Vernissage, Hybrid Event

15:00, Backhaus Projects Concert, DJ set, Lecture

15:00, Kunsthaus KuLe Exhibition, Performance, Installation

15:00, Kunsthaus KuLe Exhibition, Performance, Installation

16:00, Vierte Welt Concert

16:00, Bärenzwinger Exhibition, Performance, Finissage

16:00, alpha nova & galerie futura Exhibition

16:30, The 4th Wall Workshop

17:00, D59B - Unbreak My Radio DJ set, Finissage, Hybrid Event

18:00, The 4th Wall Workshop

Mon, 05.02.
10:00, Alte Münze Exhibition, Performance, Installation

Tue, 06.02.
10:00, Alte Münze Exhibition, Performance, Installation

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The Vorspiel Collection brings together artworks, films, photo-essays, texts, graphs, images, podcasts, sound experiments, and more.


Image Gallery

Find some impressions of the 2022 opening here.


Video

Our famous interview Staffette has returned! Watch this year's edition featuring a few of the participating spaces of Vorspiel / transmediale & CTM. The 2022 edition marks the 11th anniversary of our initiative and aim to showcase the richness and diversity of Berlin's independent project spaces and artist initiatives.


Video

A look behind the Shared Frame streamed event for Vorspiel 2021 (pandemic edition).


Essay

How we got there and how important it was for Panke.


Essay Artwork

Postcards from the Metaverse speculates on the value of the popular 20th century medium – the postcard – in providing accessible and underrepresented perspectives on a newly- hyped infrastructure


Essay

Former transmediale artistic director Kristoffer Gansing applies a bit of home-grown numerology to reminisce about the secrets of Vorspiel!


Essay

The reSource network has been an extremely valuable resource in the process of establishing and running SPEKTRUM Berlin. It allowed us to connect with like-minded people in the city, to start up new collaborations, and to learn from those facing similar issues in running project spaces.


Essay

The essay summarizes the Czech-Brazilian cultural theorist and media philosopher Vilém Flusser’s ideas on the apparatus, codes, and programmed and manipulated society. He ends his texts by highlighting the importance of artists who might be able to play with and against the apparatus and challenge mass media and their preprogrammed functions.


Essay

From 2011 to 2014, Tatiana Bazzichelli and a team of others designed a sprawling event program called “reSource transmedial culture Berlin,” which picked up on transmediale-related projects and flung them far further.


Essay

Since 2013 designtransfer – the gallery and communicates interface of the Faculty of Design, Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin) and the public – participates yearly at Vorspiel to present various projects as exhibitions, installations, and talks related to their New Media & Design courses.


Video

Watch a digital interview Staffette with some of the participating spaces of Vorspiel / transmediale & CTM. The 2021 edition marks the 10th anniversary of our initiative and aim to showcase the richness and diversity of Berlin's independent project spaces and artist initiatives in collaboration with transmediale.


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Events Exhibition, Vernissage

Opening // Nadja Verena Marcin: #SOPHYGRAY – A Feminist Voice Bot


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alpha nova & galerie futura

Nadja Verena Marcin #SOPHYGRAY – A Feminist Voice Bot

20.1.-10.2.2024 // Wed-Sat 16:00-19:00 Opening 19.1.2024 // 19:00-22:00 Special Opening Hours 4.2.2024 // 16:00-19:00

As part of the Vorspiel 2024 of the transmediale and CTM, alpha nova & galeria futura presents the solo exhibition #SOPHYGRAY – A Feminist Voice Bot, the Berlin premiere of a three-year project by visual artist Nadja Verena Marcin. In collaboration with more than 40 collaborators, the voice bot SOPHY9000 was trained to hold conversations about identity, art and feminism. #SOPHYGRAY answers questions in a surprising, philosophical, and humorous way from various feminist perspectives. Her constantly growing and moderated knowledge base disseminates transnational intersectional feminist thinking and theory. Because whoever talks to #SOPHYGRAY shapes her and teaches her new knowledge. Using philosophical quotations from bell hooks, Donna Haraway, Silvia Federici, Audre Lorde, Anna Lowenhaupt-Tsing, Legacy Russell, and others, the conversational capabilities of the audio bot are continuously developed by Nadja Verena Marcin and a team of changing transnational writers. In doing so, #SOPHYGRAY creates counter-narratives to thwart gendered attributions and stereotypes embedded in today’s technologies. #SOPHYGRAYchallenges assumptions about so called virtual assistants and their feminine-sounding voices that often reinforce stereotypical gender roles, and power hierarchies reflecting the patriarchal culture that developed them. She places female philosophers of the 20th and 21st centuries at the center of the exhibition in order to provide constructive suggestions for living together in our society.

#SOPHYGRAY’s Feminist-Write-A-Thon Workshop by Nadja Verena Marcin

Saturday 27.1.24 // 13:00-16:00 with Coffee & Snacks free of charge registration until 25.1.24: mail@alpha-nova-kulturwerkstatt.de

In this Feminist Write-A-Thon workshop with Nadja Verena Marcin, the artist will give a content-related and technical introduction to the audio bot #SOPHYGRAY that she has trained. Participants will learn how to create their own entries for the chat bot, which will become a permanent part of #SOPHYGRAY‘s knowledge base and can then be experienced in the exhibition. Named after the South African artist and architect Sophy Gray (1814-71), the audio bot has a constantly growing library of feminist literature. Participants are invited to train it with very different strands of knowledge. In addition to creative-free contributions, excerpts from recently published texts such as “Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto” (2020) by activist, curator and author Legacy Russell or “Why we matter: The End of Oppression” (2021) by political scientist, activist and expert on intersectionality Emilia Roig can also be read.

Performance #SOPHYGRAY - A Feminist Voice Bot 03.02.2024 // 18:00

In the performance, artist Nadja Verena Marcin takes up feminist conversations between #SOPHYGRAY and the exhibition visitors and brings them back into the space in a playful live performance. Alternating with the discursive speech, two dancers – Lena Strützke and Yumi Kuwabara, accompanied by selected music from the film Metropolis (1927) – traverse the exhibition space as new embodiments of the two Metropolis figures. The audience is confronted with the juxtaposition of feminist values and physically armored female bodies in full dance flow, which take over the space and invite us on a journey.

Nadja Verena Marcin is a Berlin and New York-based visual artist, filmmaker, researcher and lecturer who explores gender, history, morality, psychology and human behavior through an intersectional analysis of feminism. By transforming source material from literature, philosophy, art and pop culture into thought-provoking encounters, she addresses ecological and human rights concerns. Her work subverts representations of women in contemporary and historical contexts to reveal ideological systems of power and psychological effects in their creation. Her work has been presented worldwide at SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen, Gropius Bau (Berlin), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Museum Ludwig (Cologne), Onassi Stegi (Athens), Ars Electronica (Linz), Berkeley Art Museum and ICA Philadelphia. Marcin has received awards from Ars Electronica (Linz), Stiftung Kunstfonds (Bonn), Fulbright and DAAD and is a guest lecturer at the University of Potsdam. Her work has been featured in VICE, HuffPost and Artnet News.

Thus far, #SOPHYGRAY has resided at the Ars Electronica in Linz, at the Kunstverein Ruhr in Essen, at the WRO Biennale in Wroclaw, at the Digitalvilla in Potsdam and will also be presented at KUNSTRAUM and Space776 in New York in January 2024. The project was recently awarded the European Union Prize for Citizen Science Honorary Mention by Ars Electronica in September 2023.

We are indebted to our sponsors: #SOPHYGRAY is made possible by the EMAP residency at Onassis Stegi, co-funded by Creative Europe program of the European Union, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, the Ministry of Culture North Rhine-Westphalia, NEUSTART KULTUR by the German Federal Culture Commissioner, Stiftung Kunstfonds in Bonn as well as sponsored by IT company Novatec. The artwork is fiscally sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts.

alpha nova & galerie futura Am Flutgraben 3 12435 Berlin

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