Vorspiel 2024

A citywide program by spaces and initiatives around 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.


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


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


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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


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


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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.


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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.


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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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PITCH SHIFTING series at Kühlspot Social Club Lehderstraße 74 13086 Berlin

LIVE: PITCH SHIFTING GROUP

Starting on Sunday, Feb 6th / 7:30 pm in a collaboration with Vorspiel / transmediale & CTM, 2022

Happy to start our monthly series with the last day of Vorspiel transmediale with our first event + live AV performance.

RIEKO OKUDA - (piano, electronics) GRGUR SAVIC - (reeds, objects, electronics) SAMUEL HALL - (drums, objects, preparations) SANJA STAR - (visuals)

/ interdisciplinary / electro acoustic / contemporary

PITCH SHIFTING, also known as PITCH SHIFTING LAB (duo) & PITCH SHIFTING GROUP (from trio formations), is a collaborative audio-visual performance project founded by musician Grgur Savic and visual artist Sanja Star that was conceived in 2019 by Grgur Savic. Savic’s approach to sound research and saxophone practice, and Star’s experience with graphic design and 3D art created the space for further exploration. Pitch Shifting work with audio-visual compositions and improvised visual & music performance pieces to create unique and immersive environments which are built to challenge and inspire the viewer. Pitch Shifting are also known for collaborating with other artists, mostly musicians with experimental approach.

https://pitchshifting.live https://youtu.be/cJBmFXButW0

Entrance: ticket at the doors Doors: 7:30PM Performance: 8:30PM

Please note: The event will be held in accordance with the 2G+ regulation (recovered/vaccinated + negative test result, not older than 24 hours) and FFP2 masks (subject to change to comply with current Senate regulations).

Kühlspot Social Club Lehderstraße 74-79 13086 Berlin - Weißensee