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).


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!


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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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Your Touch Makes The Place

silent green

It doesn’t take much to transform a place. A few years and a crematorium is a ‘Kulturquartier’. A few rearrangements and a rooftop is an aural gazebo, a silent lawn turns into a site for listening and coming together. A few compositions and this place becomes a portal to the histories of what surrounds it as well as other dimensions and realities: Suddenly, the the guardians of the dead are evoked, stories about those in the ether, that were never even alive. Connections drawn from tiny mutterings of hidden corners to their resonance across the city. The present is summoned by its links to past and future, a vessel for memory and foreshadowing, an instrument to be activated by our voice and touch. As part of the exhibition ‘Your Touch Makes The Waves’ by Cashmere Radio, the minimalist octagonal structure ‘monoment’ (Sara Lehn / Eric Windel) on the lawn in front of Silent Green hosts a public listening session of its recent sound art contributions. ‘Your Touch Makes the Place’ (Sound Studies and Sonic Arts / UdK) puts hands on and presents a transmediale and CTM Vorspiel special.

Daily from 3-6pm

With pieces by: Diana Fonseca – Tremulous Membranes Kirstine Elisa Kjeldsen – Stacked Descent Udo Koloska – Media Ghosts Genesis Victoria – Inverted Vessel Andreas Sommer – Repurpose / Replace Arni Valur – Vökukonan í Wedding Sibi Abhimanue – SMSHAANA at Silent Green

DIANA FONSECA – ‘Tremulous Membranes’ Like a stethoscope, the contact microphones epitomise the contact between doctor and patient’s body. Vibrating windows, sizzling heating pipes, tinkling light bulbs… Silent Green becomes a palpitating instrument, revealing its inner aural enigmas. Sonorous hyper reality out of context, re-signified through digital processing.

KIRSTINE ELISA KJELDSEN – ‘Stacked Descent’ Minimalist impact of repeated and compressed vocals – recorded on the concrete ramp at Silent Green.

UDO KOLOSKA – ‘Media Ghosts’ I live with persons and stories I have only heard about. Interview passages and fieldrecordings from the Silent Green site.

GENESIS VICTORIA – ‘Inverted Vessel’ Falling dust, descending in transformation. Repetition. Exhaustion. Coexisting in dissonant movements. What do we do with the little pieces? We consent to the ritualism of presence. Nothing else, nothing more.

ANDREAS SOMMER – ‘Repurpose / Replace’ Impulse Response based feedback composition, connecting mutual resonances of two cultural locations across Berlin. Between histories of Silent Green and a precarious 'Zukunft am Ostkreuz'

ÁRNI VALUR – ‘Vökukonan í Wedding’ “Without decay and forever awake I shall greet & guard the ones that enter the gate.”

SIBI ABHIMANUE – ‘SMSHAANA at Silent Green’ A graveyard, SMSHAANA. SMSH/shava ("corpse"), while shana refers to shanya ("bed”). An attempt to bridge the in-betweeness of MATTER AND SPIRIT endogenously/exogenically experienced in the process of leaving. The duality of life and death, of past and present meet in the “NOWNESS of the BREATH” and breath is Air/PRAANA…

silent green Gerichtstr. 35 13347 Berlin

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