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



27.03.21 00:00 to
25.06.21 00:00
Format: exhibition
synthesis gallery and Pylon Lab present RECOLLECTING FUTURES: a digital exhibition of works by three artists. The exhibition will go live on Mozilla Hubs March 27, 2021 and run through June 25, 2021. ...


Hyewon Suk: Waterside

21.02.21 18:30 to
21.02.21 19:30
Format: performance
"The lake is a large tranquil eye. The lake takes all of light and makes a world out of it. Through it, the world is already contemplated, already represented." – Gaston Bachelard "Waterside" is a live performance influenced by the French philosopher Gaston Bacherlard. In his works Bacherlard proposed diverse poetic material images of water arising from the matter itself rather than from the form as a way of formal imagination. As one of the four classical elements, water has an image of intimacy, flux, birth, and death, etc. "Waterside" responds to Gaston's poetic approach by using real water as a main material of visual accompaniment. Experimenting with the relationship between audio and visual, "Waterside" focuses on the physicality of the sound. The visual composition is created by the physical effect of the sound and the water enables us to see this connected relationship. The audience will see the world reshaped or reconstructed by the sound, specifically through the lens of water. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, "Waterside" will be restricted to an online live streamed performance. This event will be live-streamed from SoundsAbout on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/udkberlin_sounds