Vorspiel 2022

A citywide program of events before and during the transmediale and CTM festivals



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The Vorspiel Collection brings together artworks, films, photo-essays, texts, graphs, images, podcasts, sound experiments, and more.


Image Gallery

Find some impressions of the 2022 opening here.


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Our famous interview Staffette has returned! Watch this year's edition featuring a few of the participating spaces of Vorspiel / transmediale & CTM. The 2022 edition marks the 11th anniversary of our initiative and aim to showcase the richness and diversity of Berlin's independent project spaces and artist initiatives.


A look behind the Shared Frame streamed event for Vorspiel 2021 (pandemic edition).


Essay

How we got there and how important it was for Panke.


Essay Artwork

Postcards from the Metaverse speculates on the value of the popular 20th century medium – the postcard – in providing accessible and underrepresented perspectives on a newly- hyped infrastructure


Essay

Former transmediale artistic director Kristoffer Gansing applies a bit of home-grown numerology to reminisce about the secrets of Vorspiel!


Essay

The reSource network has been an extremely valuable resource in the process of establishing and running SPEKTRUM Berlin. It allowed us to connect with like-minded people in the city, to start up new collaborations, and to learn from those facing similar issues in running project spaces.


Essay

The essay summarizes the Czech-Brazilian cultural theorist and media philosopher Vilém Flusser’s ideas on the apparatus, codes, and programmed and manipulated society. He ends his texts by highlighting the importance of artists who might be able to play with and against the apparatus and challenge mass media and their preprogrammed functions.


Essay

From 2011 to 2014, Tatiana Bazzichelli and a team of others designed a sprawling event program called “reSource transmedial culture Berlin,” which picked up on transmediale-related projects and flung them far further.


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Since 2013 designtransfer – the gallery and communicates interface of the Faculty of Design, Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin) and the public – participates yearly at Vorspiel to present various projects as exhibitions, installations, and talks related to their New Media & Design courses.


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Watch a digital interview Staffette with some of the participating spaces of Vorspiel / transmediale & CTM. The 2021 edition marks the 10th anniversary of our initiative and aim to showcase the richness and diversity of Berlin's independent project spaces and artist initiatives in collaboration with transmediale.


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Fri, 21.01.
17:00, silent green Installation

17:00, silent green Vernissage

17:00, silent green Installation, Hybrid Event

18:00, Zönoteka Performance, Vernissage

19:00, panke.gallery Exhibition

19:00, panke.gallery Exhibition, Performance, Installation

20:00, silent green Installation


Gelegenheiten Exhibition


designtransfer, Universität der Künste Berlin Exhibition, Online Event

silent green Concert, Performance, Installation, Vernissage

SoundsAbout Exhibition, Concert, Performance, Workshop, Installation


Sat, 22.01.

NoVilla Exhibition, Performance, Installation


Sun, 23.01.
12:00, Art Laboratory Berlin Online Event

14:00, Vierte Welt Exhibition, Installation, Hybrid Event

18:00, spektral-raumohr Performance, Vernissage

19:00, spektral-raumohr Performance

Mon, 24.01.
14:00, Vierte Welt Exhibition, Installation, Hybrid Event


spektral-raumohr Exhibition

Tue, 25.01.
14:00, Vierte Welt Exhibition, Installation, Hybrid Event

18:00, FEM*_MUSIC*_ Online Event

Wed, 26.01.
14:00, Vierte Welt Exhibition, Installation, Hybrid Event



Thu, 27.01.
14:00, VOOV H4MM Exhibition, Installation

19:00, ZK/U - Center for Art and Urbanistics Exhibition

20:00, roam project space Concert, Performance, Online Event, Hybrid Event

synthesis gallery Exhibition, Performance, Installation, Online Event, Hybrid Event

Fri, 28.01.
14:00, VOOV H4MM Exhibition, Installation

19:30, GhostRaum Performance

20:00, Galerie Zeitzone Concert, Installation

Rainbow Unicorn Installation, Hybrid Event

Sat, 29.01.
12:30, TOP Transdisciplinary project space Workshop

14:00, VOOV H4MM Exhibition, Installation


Sun, 30.01.
14:00, Field Conspiracy w/ Etikett Radio Performance

14:00, VOOV H4MM Exhibition, Installation

16:00, Liebig12 Performance, Installation, Online Event


Thu, 03.02.
18:00, Solaris Vernissage

20:00, Vierte Welt Performance, Installation

Salon Oblique @ 8MM Bar Concert, Hybrid Event

Fri, 04.02.
12:00, Solaris Exhibition

19:00, Solaris Performance

20:00, Vierte Welt Performance, Installation


Sat, 05.02.
12:00, Solaris Exhibition

14:00, Noise from the Matrix Performance, Installation

16:00, Solaris Hybrid Event, Lecture


20:00, Vierte Welt Performance, Installation

Sun, 06.02.
12:00, Solaris Exhibition

16:00, Solaris Hybrid Event, Lecture

19:00 Finissage, Online Event

20:00, Vierte Welt Performance, Installation

Tue, 08.02.

VOOV H4MM Exhibition, Installation

Thu, 10.02.
18:00, Vilém Flusser Archive Performance

Sat, 12.03.
19:30, PITCH SHIFTING series at Kühlspot Social Club Concert, Performance

Mon, 31.01.
VOOV H4MM Exhibition, Installation

Liebig12 Performance, Installation, Online Event

Wed, 02.02.
TOP Transdisciplinary project space Exhibition

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Extramentale Arles

Extramentale is a programming platform, founded in Arles in 2016 by Julia Marchand. It focuses on an understanding of reality and contemporary creation through the prism of adolescence, a terrain of extremes and primamerism, of deformity and equivocal peer/father relationships.

"The Very Scary Forest" is the name given to the video game created by the artist Saradibiza. It was first proposed in free access and designed especially for the Chapelle de la Charité, in Arles.

Invited by Extramentale for the festival Octobre Numérique - Faire Monde, this project marks the first exhibition of the French-Moroccan artist born in 1993.

After studying at the Beaux-Arts de Paris and the Villa Arson, Saradibiza decided to devote herself entirely to 3D production. Her mastery of this technique soon enabled her to collaborate with other artists, such as the musician Oklou. It is also for her a highly personal approach because this technique fits perfectly with the expression of her sensitivity. As her creations, posted with modesty on her Instagram account, 3D modelling becomes the vector of an automatic writing that becomes more complex with the game "The Very Scary Forest", conceived in response to the baroque elements of the Chapel of Charity.

Nevertheless, the symbolism that emerges there goes beyond the field of his intimacy or the religious question. Whether it be family ties, embodied by the main character of the father fox, salvation "at work" or ecological sacrifice, these themes are treated with derision.

Part diary, part film, part installation and part video game, "TVSF, The Very ScaryForest" was also the result of a team effort by his circle of friends. Naia Combary and Gil Gharbi (co-writing), Oklou (music), Lucien Krampf (sound design), JulietteGelli ~ and Aleksandr Kontini (scenography), Amal Guichard (digital drawing), Sébastien Rabaste (3D sculpture), Ana Madjison (translation), Géraldine Baux (voice recording), Ana Madjison,Christopher Soetan, Casey MQ, Gil Gharbi (character voices).