The remnants of a movement that once thought of itself as expressing a form of individual freedom, expose themselves as of by now truly as heavily conformist.
Me on the left in the early 80ies with a former acqaintant/peer.
I have an ambiguous relation to having been a harcore oriented hippy-punk-“punk” from about 1982 until 1985. Still some Impulses that I picked up and some of my own ponderings that time, and last but not least Farangis’ reception in arts about punk and feminism, are something that still create a foundation of a present sentiment and some viewpoints about animal rights, critical queerness and the dissapearance and/or hardships of critical punk within the punk-movement for me today.
This is what we put online about our reception of parts of the 80ies punk movement … :
Punk as a search for female autonomy, https://farangis.de/punk/
Punk, what next? https://simorgh.de/biografie/punk-as-a-search/
Two more pics of me as a punk and me as a mixture between a hippy punk / goth / new romantic https://simorgh.de/biografie/photos-15-september-2021/ (I have never been keen on being photographed as a teen!)
Poem, Punks on the King’s Road, https://simorgh.de/biografie/poem-punks-on-the-kings-road/
An Interview with Andy Martin (Unit) former ‘The Apostels’, https://simorgh.de/about/an-interview-with-andy-martin/
Critical creativity; Andy has never been a ‘punk’ yet what was this about the Centro Iberico and Anarcho Punks, https://simorgh.de/biografie/critical-creativity/
In German (and bits and pieces in English):
Anarcho-Punk und Tierrechte, https://simorgh.de/biografie/anarcho-punk-und-tierrechte/
Listen > two quick recommendations to listen to:
Exit-stance – the voiceless now have a voice, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC9c_ltYUSI
Flux of Pink Indians – Tube Disasters, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwr9qWjdUS8
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Antibiologistische Tiersoziologie features: https://baumgemeinschaften.wordpress.com/
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