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Behind Walls
2008

Behind Walls

Jane Stravs

80'S (Yugoslavia, 1982)

After the death of Marshall Tito in 1980 the cultural climate in Yugoslavia became freer. That opened up the way for underground artists who experimented with video, theatre and music. Jane Stravs, then seventeen, was impressed by the vitality and rebellious attitude of this movement in his homeland of Slovenia, which was then still a part of the Yugoslav federation. From his enthusiasm he recorded the underground scene, without realising he was producing iconic images. For instance, he recorded the first performances of the post-punk band Laibach in 1982, at that time still banned because of its flirtation with fascist symbols. Singer Tomaz Hostnik, the personification of the artistic explosion in Slovenia, took his own life later the same year.

  • 80'S (Yugoslavia, 1982)

    After the death of Marshall Tito in 1980 the cultural climate in Yugoslavia became freer. That opened up the way for underground artists who experimented with video, theatre and music. Jane Stravs, then seventeen, was impressed by the vitality and rebellious attitude of this movement in his homeland of Slovenia, which was then still a part of the Yugoslav federation. From his enthusiasm he recorded the underground scene, without realising he was producing iconic images. For instance, he recorded the first performances of the post-punk band Laibach in 1982, at that time still banned because of its flirtation with fascist symbols. Singer Tomaz Hostnik, the personification of the artistic explosion in Slovenia, took his own life later the same year.

  • 80'S (Yugoslavia, 1982)

  • 80'S (Yugoslavia, 1982)

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