Alexei Monroe - Interrogation Machine> Laibach and NSK
NSK (Neue Slowenische Kunst) was an art collective that emerged in the wake of Tito’s death and was shaped by the breakup of Yugoslavia. Its complex and disturbing work — in fields including experimental music and theater, painting, philosophy, writing, performance, and design — had an international following but a powerful and specific cultural context. In ‘Interrogation Machine’, Alexei Monroe offers the first critical appraisal of the entire NSK phenomenon, from its elaborate organizational structure and its internal logics to its controversial public actions. The result is a fascinating portrait not only of NSK but of the complex political and cultural context within which it operates.