anora[k]araoke Ep. 3

w/ Bully Fae Collins

Performance followed by karaoke party 

Saturday, 20 April 2024

Doors 8pm | Performance 8.30pm

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 third iteration of anora[k]araoke will open with a performance by artist Bully Fae Collins.

Collin’s piece inverts the idea of karaoke as a gateway medium for non-performers to access a form of physical self-expression that he describes as a ‘civic, horizontal expression of pop-sentiment’. In contrast to our beloved jukebox classics, Collins’ karaoke text is derived from the internet’s notorious comment sections: rants and words that were never meant to see the light of day – never to arrive in a living body.

What unfolds is not a sing-along but a psychodrama of hosting a multiplicity of voices within one body backed by a musical potpourri/rotten pot of genres such as pop, horror movie soundtracks, R&B, reality show background music, Bluegrass country, and hip-hop.

 

Bully Fae Collins is an artist from California stranded in Berlin. He creates music, dance, and theatre about the heightened anxiety of the Information Age and the politicisation of bodies under neoliberalism. As a trickster who toils in the refuse of pop culture and history, he weaves the personal, the fictional, and the historical into troublesome queer satires.

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 want to support anorak long-term, consider becoming a member (yearly contributions start at EUR 35). More info here *