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


26.01.21 00:00 to
31.03.21 23:45
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
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
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
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...


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...


Panel Discussion: What is the nature of psychiatric auditory experience?

9.03.21 18:00 to
9.03.21 19:30
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 environment that is already shaped by and coursing with power.” - J. Martin Daughtry, 2015 A sound’s salience and emotional charge depends upon the life histories of the people who hear it, and upon the comparative backdrop against which they listen to the sounds that are emplaced in a particular time and location. As starting point of an attempt to find new vocabularies, new theoretical models and new arguments about listening in general as well as about psychiatric institutions, Kim Wichera will be asking a range of panelists who work in psychiatric institutions or who have been users of these services: • How they have been identifying sounds, interpreting their significance, and mapping them onto their knowledge of the institution • Who influences the act of listening in the psychiatric system? • Who is responsible for sounding in the psychiatric system? • How is the environment designed and built to affect sound? • Which objects mediate sound for listeners? _____Registration link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpdumrpjgrGdIRbjF99XWqzdNOs4cc7xUU . ______ This online panel will be moderated by Kim Wichera: a sound artist and activist based in Berlin, Germany. Kim works at the runaway house "Villa Stöckle", an anti-psychiatric institution and are co-editor of books on psychiatric critique. The discussion will feature the following panelists: Karin Jervert (She/Her) something-wonderful.net Labeled Bipolar at 21, Jervert identifies as a psychiatric survivor. She is an artist and author working on a memoir exploring the medicalization of suffering and the parallel loss of language around emotional pain. Her work focuses on the transformation of trauma, normalization of suffering and empowerment through art-making. Jervert currently works for Mad in America. Dr Tom Rice is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Exeter in the UK. His special interest is in sound. Tom's monograph, Hearing and the Hospital, is an ethnographic study of the auditory culture of a London hospital and he has since written about the sound cultures of other institutions such as prisons and, most recently, zoos. He also makes documentaries about sound for radio Dr. Kristina Eichel is a researcher, systemic psychotherapist in training and sex counsellor in Berlin. Kris’ research topics include critical perspectives on meditation, mindfulness, and empathy. In February, Kris finished a one year internship in the acute inpatient ward. Kris is working on a graphic novel about pelvic pain and engaging in feminist and antiracist climate/ecojustice activism. Kristel Jax works in music as Brigitte Bardon’t, a multifaceted sound project including Drone Therapy, where drone music tracks comedic, sincere explorations of mental illness in a podcast and live, where Jax plays “drone therapist.” Kristel runs Instagram mental health meme account @dyingbutfine, crowdfunds her therapy via Patreon, and lives in Toronto with her mini pug, Lana. _____ This event is part of SoundsAbout's first season for 2021, 'OTIUM' as well as CTM/Transmediale's Vorspiel Festival. Find out more about OTIUM and see the full schedule here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1287902378247344/ ?