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. ...


K(not) a Conversation – Communication through knots and AI systems

25.02.21 19:00 to
28.02.21 23:00
Format: hybridEvent
Lacuna Lab
K(not) a Conversation is an installation exploring the concepts of artificial intelligence, creativity and labour. Inspired by ancient indigenous communication systems of Quipu knots, it instigates a communication and reflection process through the use of knots and AI systems. For transmediale / Vorspiel & CTM artists Nayeli Vega Vargas, Thomas Heidtmann, Ambika Joshi present the second version of the project. It completes the original concept developed during the CoLab Fellowship by introducing an enhanced digital version and by showcasing a first physical sculpture prototype. Visit knotaconversation.art to find out more about the project. ////// The event is part of Lacuna Lab's event series: Transmediale Vorspiel 2021 | Scattered Partners ////// Access to OpenAI’s GPT-3 kindly supported by Dara, a global community for change-makers & cultural professionals. Join the network here: https://www.dara.network/ / Special thanks to Hasan S. and Anushka Trivedi for additional help with the GPT-3 implementation. / Nayeli Vega Vargas is supported by Elsa Neumann Scholarship of the State of Berlin. / Thomas Heidtmann wird gefördert durch die Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin.