Vorspiel 2024

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



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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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Collection


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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The Masochist

einBuch.haus

"Sufferance—not to say suffering as in suffering artists—is the curatorial directive. You don’t have to suffer (but probably you will). What ‘The Masochist’ is about is attempting to break away from the bourgeois artist paradigm, yet another credentialed professional and factotum and misery drag." David Rimanelli, Curator, NYC.

David Rimanelli, curator and writer in NYC, invited me to create work for solo exhibits in New York and Berlin. His invitation follows my participation in the zine series he edited, “The Masochist”, launched at MoMA PS1 and purchased by the Whitney Museum in 2019. This exhibition at einBuch.haus, Berlin, shares its name with my first collaboration with David.

'The Masochist' is a call to action through a feminist lens, taking the shape of an artist's book, video installation and performance. The book chronicles an endurance performance that lasted over four days and nights in New York City, pushing the limits of my physical and psychological being to subvert power relations between 'the haves' and the 'have-nots' and to reveal failed systems where the most vulnerable fall through the cracks. The book distills a much longer (and louder) performance exploring themes of gender, class, sexual orientation and illness. The Masochist indulges difficult and uncomfortable feelings inherent in the title itself. Pain and pleasure exist here, not so much in a sexual way as in a psychological or moral one, as a way to unsettle cultural, psychological and societal assumptions.

'The Masochist' manifests the anxiety and repercussions of socioeconomic injustice existing in every big city all of the time and those exacerbated, most recently, by a global pandemic. The work evokes images of crisis, trauma, care, and resilience: a derelict apartment becomes a metaphor for affliction and pain; the abject calls to mind the theatre of Antonin Artaud. Neurosis and anxiety tell a need for restitution and intervention. The book distills a performance that is more Sisyphean than Nightingale: radical, subversive, benevolent, and mad. Delirious times demand delirious measures. Are we post-pandemic yet?

'The Masochist' expands my work from environmental crisis to social trauma; it develops my alter ego as a tragicomic figure and manifestation of the absurd whose Sisyphean battle shifts from fighting industrial agriculture in Ontario to abject poverty in NYC. Costume performance furthers the absurd; it speaks to notions of class and gender: Does one ever become a woman, or is being a woman a mode of becoming without end? (Butler).

'The Masochist' explores the tragedy of the human situation, uncovering our capacity for care, destruction, and desire for human connection, raising the question: How can we live with tenderness in a harsh world? Book, video and performance ignites existential questions to disrupt complacency and awaken consciousness. If the book we are reading does not wake us up like a blow to the head, goes the quote from Kafka: what are we reading it for?

The artist's book was created during my artist residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. Film stills of the NYC performance are paired with the poetry by David Rimanelli to create a cinematographic presentation in book form.

Text: Patricia Coates

Patricia Coates is a multi-media artist working in performance, video installation and conceptual publishing (the artist's book). Coates pursues global investigations exploring our entangled relationship within the living world while examining the inextricable link between socioeconomic hardship and climate crises. Based in Southern Ontario, Canada, she works to transform 60-acres of rural land from industrial agriculture to habitat, growing and planting trees and restoring Carolinian forests and wetlands. This earthwork, spanning over 25 years, is integral to her art practice, shaping her film, performance and installation work. Propelled by degradation and inspired by the land's fecundity and beauty, she remains fully aware her resistance against Global conglomerates may be no more than a Sisyphean gesture. In residence at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, she grew seedlings from seeds she had collected from sites of trauma, then planted these across the city in a series of guerrilla performances.

Performance plays out through Coates's alter-ego, a larger-than-life flawed figure taking on environmental and, more recently, social sickness. A tragicomic figure, she is a manifestation of the absurd. Performances are subversive, compulsive, seemingly benevolent and mad. Her persona is the common thread throughout her work, taking on the status quo while raising existential questions. Ultimately, she investigates the human condition and asks: is there any real possibility for change? Like Sisyphus, she carries on.

Coates's work is shown internationally, in exhibitions and film festivals across the globe, winning awards at The John F. Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, NYC, Toronto, Tokyo, Rome, Paris and other major centres. Recent solo exhibits include Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin and Tanzfabrik, Berlin, and upcoming solo shows in New York City. Her work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

David Rimaneli David Rimanelli is a renowned art critic, curator and writer. He began writing about art in 1988 and has chronicled developments in the New York art world for over two decades. From 1993 to 1999, he was an editor and writer for the New Yorker and, since 1997, has been a contributing editor at Artforum, writing also for Gagosian Quarterly, Bookforum, Tate Interview, Vogue Paris, frieze, Parkett, New YorkTimes, Flash Art and 4Columns. David Rimanelli has been a guest lecturer on several occasions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; lectures and has taught art courses and Contemporary Art Seminars at New York University, Yale University, Pasadena Art Center and Otis College of Art and Design. Mr. Rimanelli is a graduate of Yale (1985); Magna cum laude with Distinction in the English major.

einBuch.haus Florastraße 61 13187 Berlin

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