Vorspiel 2024

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




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.


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).


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

























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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Events Concert

Synesthesia - in the spirit of the avant-garde

20:00 –
Collegium Hungaricum Berlin

The intersection of music, light and digital painting creates an experiment providing an exciting insight into the current affairs of the Hungarian electronic music and media art scene. Evening with the duo Rozi & Bori Mákó, ANEZ and SZENDE in the spirit of the avant-garde. Free entry.


Admission from 19:00 20:00 SZENDE 21:00 ANEZ 22:00 Rozi Mákó – Bori Mákó: FALLING 23:00 NYXA (DJ)

The site-specific video installation CLOSE DISTANCE accompanying the performances can be visited at CHB from January 21th to February 3rd, 2023.

Additional show: Bori and Rozi Mákó will also present their SOURCE – audiovisual performance at Silent Green on January 20th at the opening of Vorspiel 2023 (transmediale & CTM ) from 18:00. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/503775538406730

More context about the Hungarian avant-garde and current events: https://culture.hu/de/berlin/all-about-magyar-modern

Partner: Vorspiel (transmediale & CTM), Let it Be! art agency Funded by NKA – Hungarian National Cultural Fund


The works of the composer Rozi Mákó and the media artist Bori Mákó invite you into a meta-world of meditative and sacred calm. FALLING's fictional landscapes and sound fields, intertwined through shared musical and visual dynamics, transport us into realms of deep stillness and delicate sounds. A triptych of digital paintings and an audiovisual composition built from fragments of a live sound world evoke the memory of a slow fall outside of space and time.


ANEZ is an experimental electronic music project by Anesz Szalai and Zoltán Demeter. This evening they make their debut with an improvisation show developed together with the software engineer Zsolt Török, which presents the synaesthetic synchronicity of music and light.

SZENDE opens the evening with the premiere of their live performance, which harmonises with gentle ambient dream images. After the concerts, NYXA plays a melodic DJ set.


Bori MÁKÓ: media artist, animation designer. In 2017 she graduated from Budapest's Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design with a Masters in Animation. Her visual language represents various genres of digital painting and her exhibition portfolio includes large format prints, video installations and print publications. Her imagery and digital landscapes are reminiscent of David Hockney's painted atmosphere. In addition to her artistic work, she is involved in television productions and animated film projects. She has been teaching digital painting since 2019.

Rozi MÁKÓ: musician, sound designer. She studied classical piano and jazz piano, at the same time she was always open to different currents of electronic music, which she later studied in the Netherlands at the sonological faculty of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Her live performances offer slowly unfolding musical experiences that are both gently harmonic and disturbingly loud. The sounds of the musical structures designed by her invite the listener on a journey, to a meditative immersion in continuous renewal.

ANEZ is a duo formed in 2011 by Anesz Szalai and Zoltán Demeter. Both artists have backgrounds in music theory, classical, jazz and electronic music. In their work, they developed a specific musical language system in which they explore the connection points between the musicality of sound design atmospheres and the mysteries of the soul. During their live performances, they create unique, dialogue-based improvisational compositions every time. Recorder Magazine called them as pioneers of the Hungarian intellectual electronic music scene.

SZENDE is the stage name of Natalie Szende, who, in addition to her musicology studies, is also studying electronic music production and performance art at the Catalyst Institute Berlin. In her ambient music compositions, she strives for synthesis of various inspirations in the broadest sense, manifesting itself as cinematic dreamscapes in her live performances.

Bori Mákó https://borimako.com/ Rozi Mákó https://soundcloud.com/rozi_mako ANEZ https://www.facebook.com/ANEZmusic/ SZENDE https://soundcloud.com/szndy

Collegium Hungaricum Berlin Dorotheenstraße 12 10117 Berlin

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