Punk is and always was more than just a music style or a passing fashion. Within the last three decades, the Punk culture has established itself as a decisive component within the contemporary culture, with big influences on fashion, art, advertising and literature. But what exactly is Punk, where are its roots, which meaning did it have in its various places of origin and and to which point has it developed itself until today?
It`s high time that theoreticians, experts, pioneers and activists on Punk come together in one place to exchange their points of view and their experiences.
As this should not end up in a bloodless, pop historical discussion we also want to have a look at today`s Punk.
Well-known Punk protagonists like Legs Mc Neil (Punk Magazine, ≥Please kill me≤), Sex Pistols` manager Malcolm Mc Laren, Mark Perry (Alternative TV, Sniffin` Glue Fanzine), Marty Thau (Red Star Label, Real Kids and Suicide) or Igor Basin (Slovenia) will talk and discuss about development, philosophy and substance of Punk, its traces in the mainstream culture and its current influences.
Rocket From The Tombs (pre-Pere Ubu, pre Dead Boys), the Pagans, Alternative TV and some more valuable live acts from home and abroad will provide a wide spectrum of entertainment.
Current, rare and legendary Punk films, exhibitions and a small fair will round off the first international Punk! Kongress.