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...


Spaces of Faux Intimacies: Act One

12.02.21 13:00 to
27.02.21 18:00
Format: exhibition
Artists: Jasmina Al-Qaisi, Marija Bozinovska Jones, Lou Drago, Farah Hazim, Jessika Khazrik, Claire Tolan, Visiting hours: Thursday - Friday from 2 to 6pm, Saturday & Sunday from 12 to 4pm Reuterstr. 7, 12053 Berlin http://fauxintimacies.online/ . In “The faux intimacy of capitalism” an article which dates back to 2006, David Beer, Professor of Sociology at the University of York, highlights how capitalism has infiltrated the affective registers of our social life. It’s the year 2021 and the capitalist forces that we were trying to abstain from 15 years ago seem to have grown smarter and stronger as our dependency on Internet technology grows. Screened semblances of intimacy are promised to us within only a few swipes away. The user as a flâneur browses through a vast collection of online profiles to find their next better match or even their longing for a new meaningful connection. Against the backdrop of today’s neoliberal, hyper-connected society, relationships are treated more like transactions, and speed profile viewing has come to replace our desire for physical and emotional connections. This social transformation seems to be part of a larger shift in contemporary culture; hauntingly similar to online shopping, the user is promised the fantasy of emotional abundance: by being reduced to commodity value, individuals can be seen as easily upgradeable, replaceable entities in an endless network of trade outs. At the same time, online policing and mass surveillance has rapidly taken a darker turn. It is indeed poignantly true that we voluntarily produce an overwhelming amount of highly sensitive information which in turn, and under zero cost is granted to the Internet and tech monopolies. Our most intimate disclosures are surrendered to algorithms that are subtly operating in the background, turning our profiles, preferences, demographics, and conversations into ciphers which are then being forwarded to advertisers and corporate conglomerates to “customize” and improve our next intimate experiences. As the pandemic and the accompanying social distancing measures are driving us even further apart, and amid the already existing environmental, economic, social, and political turbulence around the world, how can we work together to produce new channels of care, social resilience, and affective solidarity? How can we refocus our attention and reappropriate the use of technology to resist the increasing individualization, commodification, and subjugation of ourselves and others in a more truthful-to-our-emotional-complexities way? And, lastly, how can we actively practice and engage in true intimacy instead of accepting a given, faux, capitalistic, intimate “pretense”, as David Beer in his closing remarks tellingly points out? Spaces of faux intimacies then brings together artists from various disciplines to reflect and contribute to the discussion with a commissioned auditory work. By using the spatial layering of the facade of Centrum as a mediator of the interior and exterior space, the auditory pieces will be broadcasted in a loop. In addition to in situ or passerby visits, the exhibition will also be presented online at the following domain http://fauxintimacies.online/ so that the audience can listen to the auditory pieces from everywhere in the world.