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

3P'Group: Air Opera – a breathing dystopia

26.02.21 18:30 to
26.02.21 19:30
Format: screening
SoundsAbout
A breathing dystopia or the sonification of social distancing Masks have been present in our species history since a long time ago. First as an aesthetic symbol that inflicts respect and fear, evolving into different motifs that announced peculiar messages. These conventions changed in the XVII century, when these artefacts started to be used with medical purposes. In our days, a mask is a charged symbol during the pandemic, referencing the different ways that an item of prophylaxis can be politicised in the face of an airborne pathogen. The mask distorts the voice and is an item of human synthesis, that is to say, it is a technological device that changes the expressions of the wearer. Here, we have connected four masks through electronic-analogue amplification systems by sending the outputs from a microphone situated inside each mask to a speaker system mounted outside of a different mask. One microphone to a mask linked in series, in a daisy chain. When a source of output is exposed to its own input, a feedback loop is created, which focuses and amplifies resonant signals. The voice, which comes out of the face of an individual who is wearing a mask in this particular technological inter-connexion, is the sound of the person in the matrix to their immediate right hand side. The amplified voice can be silenced, magnified, distorted and exaggerated into feedback. That is, the proximity of the sound can be made more or less, closer or further away, more or less intimate. The feedback analogy reverberates with our current circumstances, in which our survival is linked to our adjacency and the alteration of the contemporary human relationships: to stay separated, in order to prevail and avoid Covid-19 feedbacks. This event will be live-streamed from SoundsAbout on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/udkberlin_sounds