UK cinema release date - 23rd of May 2012
UK DVD release date - 28th of May 2012
The university server currently hosting 'The Unofficial Laibach Site' will soon be shut down therefore the site will need to find a new base elsewhere. I'm hoping to continue the Laibach site in some form or another and currently looking at some options. Meanwhile I'll be very interested to hear any advice or suggestions.
April '13 - Laibach will feature at the exhibition Materiality which will take place at the KIBLA Portal, Valvasorjeva 40 (2nd storey), Maribor, Slovenia.
Laibach's installation is INSTRUMENTALITY OF THE STATE MACHINE.
It opens on Friday the 19th of April 2013, at 19:00. The exhibition will be open until 15 September 2013, from Tuesdays to Saturdays between 11:00 and 19:00. Admission is free. More info
March '13 -
Presentations of the German edition of Alexei Monroe’s INTERROGATION MACHINE “LAIBACH & NSK: Die Inquisitionsmaschine im Kreuzverhör” and premiere of the documentary film “1st NSK Citizens’ Congress, Berlin” by Irwin in collaboration with Igor Zupe will take place at the exhibition space Kulturny Dom B31 - Bornaische Str. 31 - Leipzig/Germany.
Thursday, March 14th – 8pm: Kulturny Dom B31 – Bornaische Str. 31 (backyard; former Eigen+Art gallery) in Leipzig-Connewitz (including film screening)
Friday, March 15th – 9 pm: Kulturzentrum Die Villa – Lessingstr. 9 (including film screening)
Saturday, March 16th – 4pm: Absintherie Sixtina – Katharinenstr. 11 (across the street from the museum of fine arts)
February '13 -
The Ausstellung Laibach Kunst Catalogue is now available in PDF / E-book format. It can be downloaded directly from Laibach's WTC site for 4.5 Euros.
More details: wtc.laibach.org/lk-catalogue-e-book/
The early Laibach video 'Mi kujemo bodocnost! (We are Forging the Future!) was filmed by Richard Heslop, a member of 23 Skidoo. Recorded at Ljubljana's legendary FV club in 1983, inspired by two of Laibach's early posters from 1982 - 'The Death of Ideology' and 'Ausstellung Laibach Kunst - PM' from 1983.
Laibach have created a video for the revisited version of Die Liebe. It should be part of the long awaited Laibach Revisited album.
January '13 -
Laibach will feature in the 2nd Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The central object of the Biennial is “Facility D-0, Tito’s Atomic War Command” located in Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina. A number of other artists will feature including Autopsia.
More details www.bijenale.ba
An extended edition of Iron Sky is due for release on DVD soon. It is expected to include an extra 25 minutes of material. Meanwhile Mute Records are looking into the idea of an limited edition vinyl double LP of the soundtrack.
Video by Philip Bussmann using Laibach's cover of Blind Lemon Jefferson's Blind Lemon Jefferson can be seen on YouTube. The track was used in the 'Die Macht der Finsternis' theatre production in Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus.
The revised and expanded German translation of Interrogation Machine by Alexei Monroe will be published by Ventil Verlag this Spring. It contains much new material on the activities of NSK groups and citizens in the last decade as well as exclusive new photos.
December '12 -
Laibach features in the exhibition, titled: YUGOSLAVIA : FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END.
Museum of Yugoslav History / Museum May 25, Boticeva 6, Belgrade, Serbia. The exhibition opened on 1st December and will run till March 3rd 2013. Web link www.mij.rs
November '12 -
Laibach is contributing the music for Die Macht der Finsternis (The Power of Darkness) by Leo Tolstoi, the new theatre production in Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus.
Premiere is on 24th November, 2012
More details -
A.D. KNEZ - Time Exposures
The solo exhibition of Dejan Knez's artwork at the Delavski Dom in Trbovlje, Slovenia.
23rd November - 7th December 2012
Update - Photos from the opening night
The exhibition 'Red, White and Blue: Pop | Punk | Politics | Place' at CHELSEA space features work by Laibach along with a number of other artists.
Exhibition Runs: 7th November – 8th December 2012
CHELSEA space, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
KOHLE IST BROT, the first two concerts have sold out so there will be an additional concert at 22:30h on Friday 19 October 2012
KOHLE IST BROT (Coal is Bread) - INDUSTRIAL SUITE
19th October 2012
Laibach will hold two special concerts (at 18:30h and 20:30h) in the Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia in Velenje. Both concerts will last approximately 35 minutes, performed 200 metres underground.
Ticket prices are 35 and 45 EUR. The number of tickets is limited to 400 spectators (200 per show). For more information or to reserve tickets call +386 3 5870-997 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At this unique event Laibach will play a selection of their industrial songs from the early 80s. In the waiting hall of the Coal Mining Museum a film about Laibach, Victory Under the Sun (1988) will be playing and in the exhibition space the installation LAIBACH KUNST GLÜCK AUF! can be seen. After both concerts the Velenje Coal Mining Brass Orchestra will perform Laibach-related music at the entrance to the mines.
September '12 - The Graz show in Helmut List Halle on October 18th has been rescheduled to April next year.
"Time for a New State?" NSK seminar and art exhibition Public event By Helen Darby
Manchester Metropolitan University, Department of History, Politics and Philosophy (Politics section) present a seminar on the aesthetic and political issues around NSK, accompanied by an exhibition of Folk Art.
Speakers: Alexei Monroe, Stevphen Shukaitis, Ian Parker, Michael Goddard
Seminar in Lecture Theatre 5
Folk Art Exhibition in Geoffrey Manton atrium.
Please arrive early to view art and receive passport authentication or temporary papers.
This event is free, open to all and does not require pre-registration.
Wednesday, 14 November 2012. 15:00 until 17:00
Laibach are currently on the second leg of the 'We Come in Peace' tour where they have been showcasing a new song 'See That My Grave Is Kept Clean' a cover of the original song by Blind Lemon Jefferson.
Audience live clip of the song from Tilburg, Holland 16/09/12.
Live performance of 300,000VK at Channel Zero, Metelkova mesto, Ljubljana on September 6th.
August '12 - AUSSTELLUNG LAIBACH KUNST: GLÜCK AUF!
As part of the Maribor 2012 - European Capital of Culture events Laibach presents AUSSTELLUNG LAIBACH KUNST: GLÜCK AUF!
Laibach Kunst installation will take place in the Velenje Coal Mining Museum, Koroška cesta – Old Pit (Stari jašek) Velenje.
September 6th until November 18th 2012.
Laibach are currently planning a special concert at Velenje Coal Mines, 300 metres underground. Expected to be around mid October. More information
Love on the Beat recorded at the Tate Modern, London promoting the second leg of the 'We Come in Peace' tour.
A short film clip promoting the forthcoming compilation album 'An Introduction To… Laibach / Reproduction Prohibited'.
July '12 - John Peel’s Record Collection. L is for Laibach
Laibach have been added to the John Peel online project. John Peel's wife Sheila Ravenscroft introduces Laibach who had recorded two Peel sessions. In the short film Ivan Novak recalls working with John and explains how their Slovenian origins (then part of the former Yugoslavia) helped create their industrial sound.
The official video for 'Under the Iron Sky', taken from the soundtrack of the film.
300,000VK performs Dark Side of Europe at Klub Ljutomer, Slovenia on 19th July 2012.
Laibach will release An Introduction To… Laibach / Reproduction Prohibited, on the 3rd of September 2012.
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED TRACKLISTING
01 - WARME LEDERHAUT – cover of The Normal’s Warm Leatherette
02 - BALLAD OF A THIN MAN – cover of Bob Dylan
03 - GERMANIA – Version of German national anthem, from the album Volk
04 - ANGLIA – Version of British national anthem, from the album Volk
05 - MAMA LEONE – originally recorded by schlager legend Drafi Deutscher, made famous by Bino
06 - B MASHINA – remixed version featured on Iron Sky OST, written by Tomi Meglic (Siddharta)
07 - BRUDERSCHAFT – Laibach composition, from Trans Slovenia Express Vol. 2
08 - GOD IS GOD – by Juno Reactor, originally inspired by Life Is Life, from Jesus Christ Superstars
09 - FINAL COUNTDOWN – classic Laibach cover, originally recorded by Europe
10 - ALLE GEGEN ALLE – originally recorded by labelmates DAF
11 - ACROSS THE UNIVERSE – originally recorded by The Beatles
12 - GET BACK – originally recorded by The Beatles
13 - LEBEN HEISST LEBEN – cover of Opus’ Live Is Life, from Opus Dei
14 - GEBURT EINER NATION – cover of Queen’s One Vision, from Opus Dei 1987
15 - OPUS DEI – cover of Opus’ Live is Life
The trailer for the Youth Day 1987 documentary
June '12 - More dates have been added to the next European 'We Come in Peace' tour, see the Live section.
300,000VK performs Dark Side of Europe at Mocvara Galerija, Zagreb on 13th June 2012.
May '12 - Some dates have now started to materialise for the next European 'We Come in Peace' tour, see the Live section. More dates will be announced soon.
There is a two-page feature of Laibach at Tate Modern in the popular UK music magazine Q, July 2012 issue.
Iron Sky will be released on DVD in the UK on the 28th of May 2012.
The UK release date for Iron Sky is May 23rd and possibly just for one day only. The filmmakers are unhappy about this and are trying to extend the run however without success so far.
More details at Iron Sky.net
Tate Modern's video report of the Laibach concert
Laibach Monumental Retro-Avant-Garde at Tate Modern was recorded by Abbey Road Live and will soon be available from liveherenow.com Update - It's now available, the sound quality is excellent and is nicely presented with artwork and photos from the concert.
April '12 - Monumental Retro-avant-garde concert in London - Saturday 14th April 2012
The start time for the Laibach concert at Tate Modern has been brought forward to 21.30
Those attending the Tate Modern concert will have the opportunity to buy a double CD recording of the live performance.
The official IRON SKY soundtrack release date has now been moved to 30th April however the digital format is still set for 9th April.
A second Laibach release by Mute is set for May 2012, An Introduction To... Laibach / Reproduction Prohibited. The album is a collection of cover versions made by Laibach and will be including a cover of The Normal's 'Warm Leatherette' and a version of Dylan's 'Ballad Of A Thin Man'.
Laibach Revisited was due on April 1st but is expected to be released very soon.
March '12 - Neue Slowenische Kunst (1984–1992): A Historical Perspective
Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium
Saturday 14 April 2012, 10.30 – 22.00
Tickets: £18 - Booking link Note that this is a separate ticket from the Laibach concert
The special London concert at Tate Modern on the 14th of April is now sold out. They are now looking into the possibility of an additional date on the 15th. Update - There will be no additional show as the Tate Modern is unavailable for that date.
IRWIN – Time For A New State / NSK Folk Art
4 April – 24 June 2012
Calvert 22, Shoreditch
TIME FOR A NEW STATE will be the first UK retrospective of IRWIN, the visual arts component of NSK, founded in Ljubljana (Slovenia) in 1983. This ambitious exhibition will feature seminal projects from the past twenty years.
NSK - FOLK ART, the downstairs exhibition space of Calvert 22 will present a selection of NSK Folk art; a diverse collection of intriguing artefacts created by the citizens of the NSK State in Time.
Both are part of a London wide presentation in cooperation with Tate, who will be hosting a Symposium and which will also comprise of a music performance at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, an exhibition of archival material at Chelsea Space (Chelsea College of Art) and a seminar at UCL.
Due to technical reasons Laibach's Copenhagen show is unfortunately postponed till later this year.
MONUMENTAL RETRO-AVANT-GARDE CONCERT IN LONDON
Laibach will be presenting an unique show at the prestigious Tate Modern Turbine Hall on 14 April 2012, with an overview of their history, from 1980 to the future, along with music from the forthcoming Iron Sky soundtrack.
The 1st part of the concert will be focusing on their works between 1980 – 1983, recreating moments from the historical shows like the notorious Music Biennial Zagreb 83 concert which led to Laibach's ban from the ex-Yugoslavian Federation, leading to the Occupied Europe tour 83', ending with a reminder of their first London show.
The 2nd part will relate to Laibach between 1983 – 87, with music from the Laibach, Nova Akropola and Opus Dei albums.
The 3rd part will be associated with their IRON SKY film soundtrack, with tracks composed for the movie and music from the film teasers while the 4th part will deal with the WAT album and newer works.
Iron Sky: The Original Film Soundtrack - We Come in Peace
This title will be released on April 9th 2012 and can now be pre-ordered from Amazon.co.uk and Play.com
Update - The CD format release date has been moved to 30th April.
Laibach: Monumental Retro-avant-garde - concert at the Turbine Hall - Tate Modern UK
Saturday 14 April 2012
Start time: 21.30
Laibach presents a multimedia show, with partial reconstruction of the early 82', 83' shows and an overview of songs spanning through the entire 30 years period of the group's existence (including the 1984 - 1992 period).
The event is part of a series of performances, talks, screenings and conversations, investigating the complexity of Neue Slowenische Kunst (New Slovenian Art). This event series is a component in Tate Modern's unique three-part presentation in co-operation with Calvert 22 and CHELSEA Space.
Beyond Occupied Images
Laibach will be participating at a group exhibition, titled BEYOND OCCUPIED IMAGES at the SKUC Gallery in Ljubljana.
OPENING: Thursday, March 1st, 2012
Galerija ŠKUC at 8 pm Website
February '12 - Laibach's London concert at Tate Modern is now confirmed and the tickets are on sale.
Tickets can be purchased through Tate Modern's ticketing line on 020 7887 8888. Tickets are priced at £18, concession £15 www.tate.org.uk/
The CHELSEA space focus on NSK archive material will be complemented by a survey of publications and films at Calvert 22 whilst Tate Modern will host a symposium and a Turbine Hall concert by Laibach. Neue Sloweninsche Kunst 1984-1992 is curated by Michele Draseck who has been working for the Laibach and Irwin archives in Ljubljana, the exhibition provides a fascinating insight into the complexities of one of the most important artistic movements to emerge from Eastern Europe and its connections with the UK.
Drawing on material sourced from various archives covering the period 1984 – 1992, including the Laibach Kunst, IRWIN, and New Collectivism archives in Ljubljana, as well as the archive of David Gothard in London, this show will feature photographs, posters, catalogues, and video documentation, alongside numerous articles published in the UK that relate to exhibitions, performances and concerts by Neue Slowenische Kunst.
This will include documentation from the London performances of Laibach with Michael Clark in his No Fire Escape in Hell show in 1986; photos from 1986 Baptism performance of The Theatre of Sisters, Scipion Nasica, directed by Dragan Živadinov, and posters from the IRWIN exhibition The Maginot Line at Riverside Studios in 1988.
April 5th, Irwin/Folk Art show opens at Calvert 22, Shoreditch, London.
Unfortunately Laibach's Glasgow concert has been cancelled, the venue was double booked and attempts to find an alternative failed.
Iron Sky Press Conference at Berlinale
More dates have been added to the tour including two date in Finland as part
of the Iron Sky Premiere.
Iron Sky premieres at the Berlinale on 11.2.2012 and will be released on the 4th of April 2012. The soundtrack album will be released later this year by Mute.
January '12 - More dates have been added to the European 'We Come In Peace' tour. A
concert in London is expected but is still to be finalised.
26.03.12 Tampere Pakkahuana (TBC) Finland Iron Sky Permiere
27.03.12 Helsinki Nosturi (TBC) Finland Iron Sky Permiere
29.03.12 Gothenburg Brewhouse, Sweden
30.03.12 Copenhagen Film Festival, Denmark(TBC)
01.04.12 Dresden Strasse E Germany
03.04.12 Berlin Heimathafen, Germany
04.04.12 Lodz Wytwomia, Poland
05.04.12 Prague Palac Akropolis, Czech Republic
07.04.12 Lausanne Docks, Switzerland
08.04.12 Paris La Machine Du Mouline Rouge, France
10.04.12 Glasgow Classic Grand, UK Update - Cancelled
11.04.12 Birmingham HMV Institute UK
12.04.12 Manchester Manchester Academy UK
14.04.12 London, UK (TBC)
20.04.12 Ljubljana Kino Siska, Slovenia (TBC)
Iron Sky will be premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on 11.2.2012
More details at www.ironsky.net