anora[k]araoke Ep. 2

w/ Zeynep Toraman

process showing followed by karaoke party 

Saturday, 16 March 2024

Doors 7.30pm | presentation 8pm

Entry on donation basis

This is a fundraising event to sustain anorak’s space and programme

anorak // Gottlieb-Dunkel-Straße 43/44 (8th floor) // 12099 Berlin


The second iteration of anora[k]araoke will open with a presentation of work in progress by composer Zeynep Toraman featuring excerpts of an unreleased film by Burak Çevik.

anora[k]araoke is a series of events curated by Judith Hamann and Jules Reidy, exploring community DIY karaoke as a collective performance practice.

Each anora[k]araoke session begins with an artistic response to a broader umbrella of ideas encompassing: poetics of memory, dedicated amateurism, entanglement with failure, utopian horizons, and how we might build communities, solidarity, resistance and connection via the party.

Come sing your hearts and hurts out with us.


Zeynep Toraman is a composer and scholar from Istanbul, Turkey. Her practice-based research explores the ways in which texts (in the broadest sense of this word) can interact with one another within the larger framework of musical compositions, by way of thinking of her own library as an archive, and enfolding autobiography, poetry, fiction and history within her works.

Burak Çevik is a filmmaker, founder of the Fol Cinema Society and curator of experimental and arthouse film screenings. His video works and films have been screened at various festivals such Berlinale Forum, Locarno Film Festival, FIDMarseille, Toronto Film Festival and New York Film Festival. In 2022 he was a film fellow at the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program.


Judith Hamann is a composer/performer born in Narrm/Melbourne, and currently based in Berlin. Their work encompasses performance, electro-acoustic composition, site specific generative work, and micro-tonal systems in a process based creative practice.

Jules Reidy is a musician based in Berlin. As a soloist, they make weird songs for guitar(s) and electronics. They otherwise play in Sun Kit, the Pitch, Oren Ambarchi’s “Carpe Diem”, as well as in duo projects with Sam Dunscombe, Andrea Belfi and Morten Joh, and lots of other stuff.

* anora[k]araoke is a solidarity fundraiser. Since the conservative-led coalition took over the Berlin senate in April 2023, Berlin’s independent art scene has been facing de-platforming and drastic funding cuts that are acutely threatening the existence of independent initiatives and spaces such as anorak. All earnings on the night will be used to pay for artistic and cultural labour, and help to maintain the anorak space and activities. If you are interested in supporting anorak long-term, consider becoming a member (yearly contributions start at 35EUR). More info here *