Now in its fourth year, Vorspiel takes place as a city-wide programme where over 30 Berlin-based initiatives and venues invite the public to a series of exhibition openings, performances, interventions, artist talks, and special events.
An initiative piloted in 2010, each year’s Vorspiel series invites participating partners to develop programmes reflecting on CTM and transmediale festival themes. The 2016 festival themes New Geographies (CTM) and Conversation Piece (transmediale) were announced in the fall of 2015 along with an open call through which this year's Vorspiel partners have been selected. Each partner elaborates a project or initiative representing their own individual or networked perspective of the themes. Connecting a wide array of cultural institutions, independent spaces, and art venues, Vorspiel 2016 highlights the diversity of Berlin’s lively and multifaceted cultural life.
Opening Night Programme
Intro by ACUD MACHT NEU, Jan Rohlf (CTM) und Kristoffer Gansing (transmediale)
Opening Words by Tim Renner, Berlin Secretary of State for Culture
"The New Hybridity. A Conversation on Digital Culture, Art and Cultural Politics".Panel featuring Lieke Ploeger (SPEKTRUM | art science community), Tatiana Bazzichelli (Disruption Network Lab), Daniela Seitz (3hd), Jan Rohlf (CTM) and Kristoffer Gansing (transmediale) moderated by Ela Kagel (Supermarkt)
Interview Marathon with representatives of Berlin projects spaces, moderated by Oliver Baurhenn (CTM)
Installations — "Passion is Chaos" (Julia Holzberger) presented by American Whirlpools; "The Seconds Machine (accelerated)" (Jurgen Ostarhild) presented by L40 Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz; "Marshalling Inc. (Technologie und das Unheimliche)" presented by ZÖNOTÉKA; "Studio School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe"
"Cereal Conversations" presented by School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe
"Preliminary Material for 2022" (Maximilian Schmoetzer) presented by Ashley Berlin; "Behavioural pattern 45" (Valentina Besegher) presented by Labor Neunzehn; "Hypernatural Sounds #2: Unheard" presented by SomoS & Pedro Lopes; "Urban Media Interventions" presented by Public Art Lab; "Sit Behind My Eyes (autoscopie)" presented by Apartment Project Berlin e.V.
Artist Talk with Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand (CTM / ENCAC Network Artists in Residence)
Video Lecture for the publication The Audiovisual Breakthrough by Ana Carvalho, Cornelia Lund, Eva-Maria Offermann
"Vermisst (Sesperisi)" presented by Apartment Project Berlin e.V.
DJ Set by Mobiletti Giradischi
"Doron Sadja" presented by SPEKTRUM | art science community
DJ Set by O-Tannenbaum / Mobiletti Giradischi
DJ Set by Cobeia