Vorspiel 2022

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.


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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).


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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


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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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, 21.01.
17:00, silent green Installation

17:00, silent green Vernissage

17:00, silent green Installation, Hybrid Event

18:00, Zönoteka Performance, Vernissage

19:00, panke.gallery Exhibition

19:00, panke.gallery Exhibition, Performance, Installation

20:00, silent green Installation


Gelegenheiten Exhibition


designtransfer, Universität der Künste Berlin Exhibition, Online Event

silent green Concert, Performance, Installation, Vernissage

SoundsAbout Exhibition, Concert, Performance, Workshop, Installation


Sat, 22.01.

NoVilla Exhibition, Performance, Installation


Sun, 23.01.
12:00, Art Laboratory Berlin Online Event

14:00, Vierte Welt Exhibition, Installation, Hybrid Event

18:00, spektral-raumohr Performance, Vernissage

19:00, spektral-raumohr Performance

Mon, 24.01.
14:00, Vierte Welt Exhibition, Installation, Hybrid Event


spektral-raumohr Exhibition

Tue, 25.01.
14:00, Vierte Welt Exhibition, Installation, Hybrid Event

18:00, FEM*_MUSIC*_ Online Event

Wed, 26.01.
14:00, Vierte Welt Exhibition, Installation, Hybrid Event



Thu, 27.01.
14:00, VOOV H4MM Exhibition, Installation

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

20:00, roam project space Concert, Performance, Online Event, Hybrid Event

synthesis gallery Exhibition, Performance, Installation, Online Event, Hybrid Event

Fri, 28.01.
14:00, VOOV H4MM Exhibition, Installation

19:30, GhostRaum Performance

20:00, Galerie Zeitzone Concert, Installation

Rainbow Unicorn Installation, Hybrid Event

Sat, 29.01.
12:30, TOP Transdisciplinary project space Workshop

14:00, VOOV H4MM Exhibition, Installation


Sun, 30.01.
14:00, Field Conspiracy w/ Etikett Radio Performance

14:00, VOOV H4MM Exhibition, Installation

16:00, Liebig12 Performance, Installation, Online Event


Thu, 03.02.
18:00, Solaris Vernissage

20:00, Vierte Welt Performance, Installation

Salon Oblique @ 8MM Bar Concert, Hybrid Event

Fri, 04.02.
12:00, Solaris Exhibition

19:00, Solaris Performance

20:00, Vierte Welt Performance, Installation


Sat, 05.02.
12:00, Solaris Exhibition

14:00, Noise from the Matrix Performance, Installation

16:00, Solaris Hybrid Event, Lecture


20:00, Vierte Welt Performance, Installation

Sun, 06.02.
12:00, Solaris Exhibition

16:00, Solaris Hybrid Event, Lecture

19:00 Finissage, Online Event

20:00, Vierte Welt Performance, Installation

Tue, 08.02.

VOOV H4MM Exhibition, Installation

Thu, 10.02.
18:00, Vilém Flusser Archive Performance

Sat, 12.03.
19:30, PITCH SHIFTING series at Kühlspot Social Club Concert, Performance

Mon, 31.01.
VOOV H4MM Exhibition, Installation

Liebig12 Performance, Installation, Online Event

Wed, 02.02.
TOP Transdisciplinary project space Exhibition

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Postcards from the Metaverse


19:00 –
Solaris

A live presentation of postcards from recent trips with quality refreshments.

Each postcard in the series Postcards from the Metaverse is a record of what the artist saw and wrote down on one of her regular trips to the metaverse. Postcards in the year 2021 are smiled upon as a sweet medium of nostalgia. This medium however has always been about showcasing the new; new buildings, new products, new destinations, new infrastructure. Personal reports of new places sent to inform the people back home.

The metaverse as an idea is not new, just newly mainstream since Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement of Meta. Writing in 2021, we can only speculate how exactly the metaverse will shift and obscure the borders of our reality. How issues of privacy, misinformation and harassment will spread through this expanding territory. But if we were to stand still for a moment and look, we can also see a place where clouds drift across the sky, people stand and stare at things and the bar has an ugly carpet.

The first works in the series Postcards from the Metaverse are set in Decentraland.

Theresa Reimann-Dubbers (1992) investigates technological systems to find out where they come from and how they shape our society. Using digital collage and spoken word to re-arrange and piece together the evidence she collects, Reimann-Dubbers creates new metaphors to expose alternative perspectives on how we know and how we see the world. Reimann-Dubbers lives in Berlin. Previously she studied at the Berlin University of the Arts, the Royal College of Art London and Keio University in Tokyo. Reimann-Dubbers' work has been shown internationally at museums and festivals including Ars Electronica, NeurIPS, Science Gallery Dublin, Lodz Design Festival, ECCV, Focus Inside Festival, transmediale and CTM Vorspiel, East of Elsewhere, Today Art Museum, Studio Giardini and the 2020 Daejeon Biennale.

Solaris Urbanstr. 127 10967 Berlin

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