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 Vernissage

Vorspiel Opening

18:30 –
silent green

Featuring live performances, screenings, installations, and many other artistic interventions, this opening event gives a taste of what to expect for the Vorspiel 2023 program. The opening night spans multiple locations within silent green including Kuppelhalle, the transmediale studio, other Ateliers, and the venue’s beautiful garden. To open the CTM and transmediale festivals, Vorspiel regroups initiatives, collectives, and venues into a city-wide event series: two weeks of exhibitions, performances, interventions, and artist talks that explore artistic intersections of digital culture and society.

Doors open: 18:00, programme starts 18:30, programme ends 21:30 Afterparty at Panke: Doors open 21:30, programme starts 22:00 Free event - we will collect donations for Plus1–refugees welcome.

As the venue's spaces have a limited capacity, access cannot always be guaranteed. We suggest you arrive on time to avoid disappointment and be prepared to spend some time outdoors enjoying a hot drink by the bar.

Please note that the Ateliers and transmediale studio are not wheelchair accessible.


  • hyper berlin presents:・゚ /人 ◕ ‿‿ ◕ 人\:・゚ QT CHAOS
  • “공백空白: Composition of rest“ Shooyong-Zihern Lee by Vilém Flusser Archive
  • Rozi MÁKÓ – Bori MÁKÓ: SOURCE AV performance presented by Collegium Hungaricum Berlin
  • RUSNAM feat. Lynda by ctrl.xx.tension
  • The Künstlaa * inn presents Steve, performing “that’s classic Steve” for 15 minutes. Classic Steve, for 15 minutes.


  • router.gallery x Alice Yuan Zhang: Reconnecting… By All Means

transmediale studio

  • Children Have The Right To Noise by Eldar Tagi
  • Closed Loop / Scrying Mirror by Felix Ansmann and Maurice Wald
  • emotions of the possibilities by Yelta Köm
  • FINALLY!!! Found the lost dimple! (˶‾᷄ ⁻̫ ‾᷅˵) How I felt after 5 days of feelify.
  • Flipping the Coin presents recent Dubplate-Editions by Marja Marlene Lechner & Joram Schön, Robert Lippok & Zora Kreuzer, Ed Davenport & Mischa Leinkauf and Moritz Stumm
  • TAMASHA by Sohrab Samsam
  • Site Specific Installation: “Artificial Follies” ft. Bailey Keogh, Kani Lent, Lauriane Daphne Carl, and Lyndsey Walsh by I’m Daddy
  • The Astral Glitch Kin Altar: Portal to the Data Feeling event at Halfsister by Annika Haas, Petja Ivanova, and students of
  • HAW Design Hamburg and UDK Berlin.
  • Esben Holk: Content Swarm
  • Archipel Stations - Radio Otherwise
  • Vacuum Conversation by Haesoo Eshu Jung


  • "Bäumchen wechsle dich“/„Change the trees“ An artistic research in school in collaboration with Carl-Humann-Grundschule, mentoring by Rubén González Escudero, Eunice Martins, Ibrahim Quraishi, Alexander Weiss. A project funded by Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung.
  • Cẩm-Anh Lương, Edoardo Micheli /neue nachbarschaft Moabit
  • KAMERA SERIES by Labor Neunzehn & AVARIE
  • Preview – Present Im/possibilities by New Media Class at designtransfer, UdK Berlin
  • "Spaced Out in Outer Space" by Behrang Karimi & Paul Wiersbinski (Lacuna Lab)
  • Temporal World presented by Chloé Lee & OKK. Made in collaboration with Matters of Activity
  • Trailer: Angst Installation by Vierte Welt
  • ABA On Film curated by Tatiana Bogacheva “Nothing inhuman is alien to me”

Afterparty at Panke, Gerichtstr. 23 Hof V

silent green Gerichtstr. 35 13347 Berlin

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