Vorspiel 2023

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



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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.


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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.


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.


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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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Fri, 20.01.
18:00, silent green Installation

18:00, silent green Exhibition, Installation, Vernissage

18:00, Bäumchen wechsle Dich - Change the tree Installation

18:00, silent green Exhibition, Performance, Vernissage

18:30, silent green Installation

18:30, silent green Vernissage

21:30, Panke e.V.


Sat, 21.01.
17:00, DZIALDOV x I'M DADDY Exhibition

17:00, Halfsister Installation

19:00, Anagram Space

20:00, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin Concert


/rosa Exhibition, Installation

Alte Münze Berlin Exhibition, Performance, Installation, Vernissage



Sun, 22.01.
13:00, DZIALDOV x I'M DADDY Exhibition

14:00 Exhibition, Lecture

15:00, Halfsister Installation

18:00, Anagram Space

Mon, 23.01.
19:00, Field Conspiracy w/ Etikett Radio Workshop

Tue, 24.01.
18:30, The Lighthouse of Digital Art Installation

19:00, Anagram Space

Wed, 25.01.
14:00, Re:mise Performance, Workshop

15:00, RawCC Exhibition, Performance, Installation, Vernissage, Finissage


20:30 Concert, Performance

Thu, 26.01.
16:00, SóLaura Studio Performance, Workshop


19:00, ZK/U - Center for Art and Urbanistics Exhibition, Installation

19:00, Vilém Flusser Archive Performance


Urban Spree Concert, Performance

Fri, 27.01.
06:00, Lobe Block Exhibition, Concert

17:00, DZIALDOV x I'M DADDY Exhibition




19:00, Alte Münze Berlin Concert, Performance, Installation

20:00, Art Laboratory Berlin Exhibition

SoundsAbout Exhibition, Performance, Installation

Sat, 28.01.

13:00, DZIALDOV x I'M DADDY Exhibition

14:00, Art Laboratory Berlin Exhibition

19:00, Hošek Contemporary Concert, Performance


Sun, 29.01.
13:00, DZIALDOV x I'M DADDY Exhibition

14:00, Art Laboratory Berlin Exhibition



Tue, 31.01.
12:00, Archipel Stations / Radio Otherwise Hybrid Event




Wed, 01.02.
19:00, einBuch.haus Installation

19:00, Anagram Space

19:00, Vierte Welt Exhibition, Installation

19:00, alpha nova & galerie futura Performance, Online Event, Lecture

20:00, Vierte Welt Exhibition, Installation

AL.Berlin Exhibition, Performance, DJ set, Installation

Thu, 02.02.

16:00 Exhibition, Concert, Vernissage

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

18:00, synthesis gallery Vernissage


18:30 Concert, Vernissage

19:00, Vierte Welt Exhibition, Installation

19:30, Haus der Indonesischen Kulturen Performance

20:00, Vierte Welt Exhibition, Installation

20:00, Ballhaus Prinzenallee Performance

synthesis gallery Exhibition


Fri, 03.02.


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

18:30 Concert, Vernissage

19:00, Anagram Space

19:00, Vierte Welt Exhibition, Installation

20:00, Vierte Welt Exhibition, Installation

Society for Nontrivial Pursuits Exhibition, Concert, Performance, Installation


Liebig12 Exhibition, Performance, Installation, Hybrid Event, Lecture

CTRL.XX.TENSION @SO36 Concert, Performance, DJ set

Sat, 04.02.
13:00 Exhibition, Concert, Vernissage

14:00, Field Conspiracy w/ Etikett Radio Performance


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

17:00, einBuch.haus Performance

19:00, Insola Berlin Performance, Installation


Mensch Meier // club and culture house Exhibition, Performance, DJ set, Hybrid Event

Sun, 05.02.
13:00 Exhibition, Concert, Vernissage

14:00, synthesis gallery Finissage

Tue, 07.02.
13:00 Exhibition, Concert, Vernissage

Wed, 08.02.
13:00 Exhibition, Concert, Vernissage

Thu, 09.02.
13:00 Exhibition, Concert, Vernissage

Fri, 10.02.
13:00 Exhibition, Concert, Vernissage


Sat, 11.02.
16:00 Exhibition, Concert, Vernissage

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Our Data Bodies/ a show & program put together by Annika Haas & Petja Ivanova


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Halfsister

Works by Luise Dieckmann Daeun Joo Marlon Nicolaisen Juyeong Park Rebekka Jamila aka Rakita Lisa Rein Yujin Song Kuba Stępień Mahsa Zarifi far Marina Zauzolkova

and contributions by Sarah Ci on Lukas Graf Kri of Trakal

and the colle ively created ASTRAL GLITCH KIN ALTAR

A show & program put together by Annika Haas + Petja Ivanova

Human bodies are data bodies. Everything they do gets tracked and monetized in the age of surveillance capitalism. Even AFK our bodies produce data, feeding the profiles of our attributed information avatars. This is hard, exhausting labour 24/7. It’s exploiting our communication, behavior, and feelings. We are let behind empty and numb. Departing from there, we set off to explore the astral within and beyond our data bodies and to meet our ancient cyberfeminist sisters, and glitchy kins: We refuse, fabulate, and read cosmic dust.

Friday, Jan 27, 2023 6 PM — 9 PM opening 8 PM li ening session with Rebekka Jamila aka Rakita

DI9IT4L FRAC7RE3

A sound-guided mediation of emotional empowerment focusing on voices that are scarcely audible in data translation and need to be heard, culminating in an exhilaration of atmospherics with trancey sequences.

Saturday, Jan 28, 2023 1 PM — 7 PM show open 2 — 5 PM Workshop with Sarah Ci on

Interse ional Data Bodies Zine-Making Collaboratory

What are the entangled roles of data and embodiment in refusing and reimagining AI systems? In this zine-making workshop, we will talk about the impact of AI on our data bodies and will explore possibilities for accessible, tangible tools to impact back. Max. number of participants: 12.

Sunday, Jan 29, 2023 5 PM — 9 PM show open 6.30 PM screening night

A few problems (self-portrait) by Lukas Graf (2022)

One’s own identity is o en con ru ed in dialogue with others. Hence, can one speak for oneself about oneself? This video creates a portrait that emerges solely from messages of others, which have been captured as screenshots over the course of the last few years by myself: An incomplete mashup of chats on Grindr & advices on Co-Star.

5 min, in English with English subtitles.

Vorbereitungen (Preparations) by Kri of Trakal (2019)

Vorbereitungen (Preparations) is a browser fi lm. A cursor leads the viewer through the internet presence of a group of tutorial makers from Berlin – their websites, their home videos and social media profiles.

For their survival video channel they document themselves for an experiment – how to leave the surveilled ace of post-sociali society. A make-be-lieve game as preparation for resistance. As they occupy a gated former GDR military area they try to involve a cyber a ivi who was part of a leftist terror cell in the 1990s but this causes complications.

84 min, in German with English subtitles. Followed by a Q&A with the fi lm makers (hybrid).

Halfsister Torgauer Straße 1 ground floor, right 10829 Berlin

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