Marie Arleth Skov
Marie Arleth Skov is the chair of PSN Germany and Denmark; she is a Danish art historian and curator living in Berlin. She works at the crossroads of art, sexuality, and music, with a main historical focus on surrealism and the punk movement of the 1970s-1980s. Marie studied Philosophy, Communication Science and Art History at the Freie Universität Berlin and received her PhD in a binational co-tutelle procedure at the University of Leipzig and the University of Copenhagen. In 2021, she co-curated the exhibition Claudia Skoda. Dressed to Thrill at Kulturforum, Berlin. She has written several articles, among others for Punk & Post-Punk, for the RIHA Journal and Spunkt Art Now, as well as book chapters on punk x art, among others in the edited collections Radical Dreams: Surrealism, Counterculture, Resistance (Penn State University Press, 2022) and A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1975 and After (Brill, 2022). In spring 2023, her book Punk Art History: Artworks from the European No Future Generation will be published by Intellect Books in collaboration with the Punk Scholars Network.
Aneta Panek is a Berlin based film maker and performance artist, working in the fields of performance, opera, and film. Recurrent themes include alchemy, transmutation, subversion and rebellion as means of self-discovery. Her work, based on other knowledge and performative research, is about the necessity of visualization and associative speculation in formulating and deconstructing theories and questioning reality.
Aneta completed studies in art history and archeology at the Sorbonne in Paris with MA and DEA diplomas. She earned her doctoral degree (Dr. Phil.), summa cum laude, at the University of Arts Berlin, with a practice-based thesis entitled “Alchemy of Punk”. Her research is concerned with transgression, subversion, and poetry in the punk avant-gardes. While her practice culminates in experimental film, she also stages live performances and operas to challenge the existing norms of performing knowledge.
Photo: Pawel Sokolowski
Philipp was born in Western Germany in the Ruhr area, known for its rougher punk scene. In the 1990s, he got in touch with punk by popular bands like Die Toten Hosen and Die Ärzte and soon dived deeper into ‘Deutschpunk’. Always more a bystander (because he refused to drink), but also interested in the active DIY-culture of punk, he sometimes organizes shows and has been a regular contributor to the Plastic Bomb fanzine since 2010. Philipp studied Social Science in Bochum.
He was never interested in the academics of punk, until a friend asked him to co-edit the anthology Punk in Deutschland. Sozial- und kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven (with Martin Seeliger, transcript Verlag, 2013). Philipp is the author of Homopunk History. Von den Sechzigern bis in die Gegenwart, a book about LGBTIQ+ in the international punk- and hardcore scenes (Ventil Verlag, 2018).
Philipp lives in Berlin and works on his PhD-thesis about right-wing tendencies in German punk.
Photo: Marius Krebber