Vorspiel

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Vorspiel

transmediale and CTM's Vorspiel is a program of distributed partner events in the field of digital art and culture and experimental sound and music, where a variety of partner venues invite local and international audiences to a series of exhibition openings, performances, interventions, artist talks and special events across the city of Berlin.

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

Image Credit: Andrés Nieto Porras

Events

26.01.21 00:00 to
31.03.21 23:45
Snapshot
Format: artistPresentation
Nuño de la Serna present a series of film interviews that reflect a momentary snapshot in the life of Lacuna Lab and its members. These interviews take a record of the artworks presented by the member...
8.02.21 00:00 to
28.03.21 00:00
ABA Air Salon with Rhona Mühlebach
Format: artistPresentation
ABA AIR SALON WITH RHONA MÜHLEBACH -------------------------- WE ARE GLAD TO MAKE THE AUDIO WORK AVAILABLE AGAIN DURING VORSPIEL 2021 VIA THE ABA WEBSITE: https://airberlinalexanderplatz.de/event/Nptt...
9.02.21 00:00 to
28.03.21 00:00
ABA Air Salon with Andrés Villa Torres
Format: artistPresentation
ABA AIR SALON WITH ANDRÉS VILLA TORRES ------------------------ WE ARE GLAD TO MAKE THE AUDIO WORK AVAILABLE AGAIN ONLINE DURING VORSPIEL 2021 VIA THE ABA WEBSITE: https://airberlinalexanderplatz.de/e...
5.03.21 20:00 to
6.03.21 01:00
HiP.inside Online Konzert
Format: onlineEvent
Wir gehen Online am 5.3. um 20 Uhr mit Dj Reaf und "Deutschrapsliebling" ! Live: S.I.A.D Juno030 (EP Release!) Unoo Indoor Stan L I V E S T R E A M : https://www.twitch.tv/pankeberlin Spenden bitte an...
6.03.21 20:00 to
7.03.21 01:00
exponence
Format: onlineEvent
This week we are happy to have Radio Masive gang back to Panke! The old school junglists among you may remember the name from the mid-90's, where "Radio Massive" became Germany's first regular FM broa...
7.03.21 20:00 to
7.03.21 20:45
human-plant-glitch
Format: screening
OKTA Collective’s second event, human-plant-glitch, will feature films by Alisi Telengut, Dovile Aleksaite, and Evan Meaney, with a Q and A moderated by Lucy Kerr. The event is about 45 minutes long i...
9.03.21 18:00 to
9.03.21 19:30
Panel Discussion: What is the nature of psychiatric auditory experience?
Format: panel
“Listening to the world is not an innate, universal capacity, the logical result of ears encountering sound waves. Rather, it is something we learn how to do, and we learn how to listen in an environm...
12.03.21 18:30 to
12.03.21 19:30
Chung Tat Sham & Hou Lam Wu: "Robots", an online collective decision making sound experience
Format: performance
Are we capable of driving the democracy vehicle? Robots is an online sound experience, in which discussions and decision-making among participants shall influence the course of the experience. We shal...
30.03.21 18:00 to
30.03.21 19:30
MELT (Loren Britton & Isabel Paehr): Heating Matters / Change Flux // Video Screening & Writing Workshop
Format: onlineEvent
///// The participation is free. Please register via mail@alpha-nova-kulturwerkstatt.de to receive the zoom link /////// Heating Matters/Change Flux is a video work that unlocks metaphors of melting i...

Exhibitions

15.01.21 00:00 to
31.03.21 23:45
Scattered Partners
Format: exhibition
In the midst of the global pandemic caused by covid-19, and due to the lockdown conditions, Lacuna Lab proposes an entirely digital program. ////// Artists: Nuño de la Serna, Nayeli Vega Vargas, Sarah...
15.01.21 16:30 to
21.03.21 01:00
Liebig12 Covid19 Diaries: window interface #8 & itinerant interlude #8
Format: exhibition
window interface#8 is the 8th window intervention presented at Liebig12 since the start of the lockdown in march 2020. Jana Linke presents REPETITIVE DIFFERENTIAL a site specific and in progress insta...
16.01.21 16:00 to
31.03.21 23:30
router.gallery: Advance - Stay put / idle, works by Lauren Lee McCarthy
Format: exhibition
The artworks are distributed by the router through its local network with no Internet connection, accessible at the local site around and in front of panke.gallery only. The exhibition will continue u...
22.01.21 00:00 to
21.03.21 21:00
Open Sesame - A Photophobic Experiment
Format: exhibition
»Open Sesame: A Photophobic Experiment« invites six artists - all of whom of BIPOC, queer and/or trans* experience - to display mixed-media installations that intrinsically and critically react to the...
28.02.21 16:00 to
26.03.21 18:00
Cluster#14: I miei ricordi sono più duri delle rocce / Alessandro Massobrio and Valentina Besegher audiovideo / solo exhibition
Format: exhibition
Alessandro Massobrio is a new music composer, electronic musician and guitarist. Valentina Besegher is an avant-garde filmmaker, live video performer and visual artist. They collaborate since 2002, ha...
6.03.21 00:00 to
13.04.21 00:00
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Format: exhibition
A collection of graphic design damaged by future climate change impacts by Visual Communication students at the UdK Berlin in the designtransfer outside showcase, UdK, Einsteinufer43. Between photogra...

Locations

FEELINGS

15.01.21 00:00 to
28.02.21 00:00
Format: exhibition
synthesis gallery
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https://hubs.mozilla.com/TqygwLx/feelings/
synthesis gallery presents FEELINGS, a digital exhibition of works by six artists. Curated by Jeffrey Grunthaner and George Vitale, the exhibition is now on Mozilla Hubs and will run through February 21, 2021. The prospect of a collective digital space has often been synonymous with new realms of freedom and opportunities for community. In the wake of the ongoing global pandemic, however, digital spaces seem more and more filled out with apps that preserve social distance while tethering us to a reductive image of collectivity. This has impacted how our emotions are registered and communicated. In the teeth of all this, FEELINGS brings together digital works by aaajiao, Matthew Gantt, Claudia Hart, LaJuné McMillian, Martina Menegon and Kathi Schulz. Designedly filling out the bodiless space of the virtual, the artists featured create new models of interaction between language and object, self and other. Metaphors, euphemisms, irony can only half-exist on a virtual plane. In a digital world, the overflowing of visuality makes the distance between sign and signifier, the gap where literary procedures take on meaning, collapse into sheer perception. But virtuality can also create a space for the potential. In LaJune McMillian's VR piece Clarity, the body is liberated from gravity and floats in an ether of forested space. Slowing bodies in motion down to a rhythmic sequence of gestural choreography mirrors what it feels like to reach toward a higher self. Throughout FEELINGS, viewers are constantly shunted around, transported from one zone of experience to another, from one attitude to the next. Kathi Schulz's immersive VR piece Fear Of Disappearing gracefully extends from this. Applying techniques derived from abstract painting, she omits significant details to suggest an unfinished narrative, by which viewers come to question the continuity of consciousness and perception. Martina Menegon’s when you are close to me I shiver reflects how we identify ourselves and connect with each other across different realities. Projecting a dystopian future where multitudes of humans, out of sheer desperation, gather in masses on the last remaining island of land, Menegon’s work virtually looks out onto a surreal landscape that is all-too-real. Matthew Gantt’s synaesthetic soundscape forms the centrepiece of the exhibition. As the architect of the show, his contribution hinges on a liminal sensation where centeredness becomes destabilized. Different planes of abstraction seem to emerge from a sonorous mist, giving the illusion of space dissolving in a rush of speed. Claudia Hart's piece A Doll’s House radiates brightly-colored, algorithmic flickerings. Distributed throughout, personalized aphorisms enframed by pulsing electronic signage and digital noise animations combine with logos and graphical icons derived from tech giants and other corporations. aaajiao’s URL is Love emphasizes the evolution of identity in digital space and the potentials this has generated. Focusing on how the all-too-familiar address underlying hyperlinks (“URL”) has made communication beyond physical space possible, aaajiao transitions viewers from our current 3D web to an older 2D interface monogrammed by unpredictable algorithms. 1. URL is love, 2020 (website) - aajiao 2. A Doll's House XR, 2020 (GDL model, jpegs as UV animation, mp4 movie) - Claudia Hart 3. Clarity, 2019 (VR) - LaJune McMillian 4. Fear of Disappearing, 2020 (VR) - Kathi Schulz 5. when you are close to me, I shiver, 2020 (Live simulation, video) - Martina Menegon 6. Construction (919), 2020 (digital sculpture) - Matthew Gantt