SATAN PANONSKI: DOKUMENTARAC and ZINE RELEASE
Dir. Milroad Milinkovic, 1990.
Yugoslavia, 34 min.
In Croatian with English subtitles
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 – 8:00 PM
A release of a new fanzine about Croatian punk Satan Panonski, who lived a life of violence and poetry before being killed in the outset of the Balkan wars in 1992. The event will feature a newly translated documentary, clips from performances, and readings from a biography by A.M. Gittlitz, newly translated poetry and lyrics by Nikolina Lazetic, and an essay on the relationship between nationalism and punk in Yugoslavia by Patrick Offenheiser.
SATAN PANONSKI: DOKUMENTARAC is a Serbian student film featuring the best footage of Panonski’s “Hard Blood Shock” Body Art performance, which mixes self-mutilation, chaotic punk rock, and spoken word. Also captured are a radio interview where he outlines his dreams of creating a communal “rock n’ roll state”, and his return to the mental asylum where he spent the better part of the 80s for murder. Self-identifying as “Punk by nationality, friend by profession” we see his full tragic range of emotions that lead to comparisons with both Marina Abramovic and GG Allin. If Panonski was Yugoslavia’s GG, then this is their HATED. Like his albums and the myths of Panonski’s life and death, it has up until now only circulated underground on VHS tapes traded at flea markets across Eastern Europe, and has likely never before been screened in the United States.