Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Apr 1, , Rajko Mursic and others published Interrogation Machine: Laibach and NSK. There has been a common attitude amongst critics that it would be too easy, and unjust, to understand Laibach and NSK simply as a more ‘advanced’ version of. Dr. Alexei Monroe’s book “Interrogation Machine – Laibach and NSK”, with particular focus on the performances and productions of Laibach.

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As Slavoj Zizek writes in his foreword, “Today, the lesson of Laibach is more pertinent than ever.

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We can express it, enjoy it, and participate Alexei Monroe not only describes this explosion but transmits its energy to the reader. A real explosion of artistic and intellectual energy took place in Ljubljana during nsm s, the impact of which reverberated throughout the global cultural landscape. It’s even becoming more practical as the interconnections between people expands across the internet. Here’s some comments in a fairly random order: Monroe’s writing is accessible and potent, making for the best and most thought-provoking art interrlgation of the year so far.

Monroe uses a variety of theoretical and historical approaches, as is appropriate to the shifting and elusive nature of his subject. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. It’s much more of a situation like in the mwchine The Matrix where as long as people know they have a choice at some level, they are willing to go along.


NSK from Kapital to Capital: Laibach was trying to make a very Slovene statement AND were trying to make an international statement. The result is a fascinating portrait not only of NSK but of the complex political and cultural context within which it operates.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Laibach did this exact thing in Yugoslavia by be more totalitarian than the totalitarians. How have these icons of totalitarianism inspired the politically subversive aesthetic interventions of Laibach and the NSK art collective?

Interrogation Machine – Laibach and NSK

The Trouble with Pleasure Aaron Schuster. The Monstrosity of Christ Interdogation Zizek. Within the NSK organization are a number of divisions, the best-known of which is Laibach, an alternative music group known for its blending of popular culture with subversive politics, high art with underground provocation—reflecting the political and cultural chaos of its time.

It was nice someone made coverage of laibach and NSK – but it didn’t seem to include actually researching the content – just discussing initial impressions in Postmodern manner. Book ratings by Goodreads.

Following the story of NSK, we see how artists can open up the cracks in belief systems, whatever their political orientation, through a precise interrogaton of pop culture and critical engagement. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. NSK is considered by many to be the last true avant-garde of the twentieth century and the most consistently challenging artistic force in Macihne Europe today. Interrogation Machine offers what is to date the most historically detailed, factually accurate, and theoretically insightful account of what is arguably the most significant artistic phenomenon in Eastern Europe since the Soviet avant-garde.


Dispatched from the UK in 10 business days When will my order arrive? None of this is covered in the book. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? From inside the book. His investigation of the relationships between conceptual content, stylistic method, and ideological subtext demonstrates the relevance of NSK in general and Laibach in particular to current debates about culture, power, war, politics, globalization, the marketplace, and life itself.

The result is a fascinating portrait not laigach of NSK but of the complex political and cultural context within which it operates. The Soviet Plunder of Europe’s Art Treasures This book is for intelligent troublemakers everywhere laigach a must for those interrogatio would learn how to challenge any state hegemony through art.

Ships from and sold by indoobestsellers. Interrogation Machine Alexei Monroe. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. See all 3 reviews. The acronym refers to Neue Slowenische Kunst, a Slovene collective that emerged in the wake of Tito’s death and was shaped by the breakup of Yugoslavia. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Art Books Art History: Customers who viewed this item also viewed.