Karpo Godina : “Pupilias Ferkeverk Brain Au Gratain”

by Red Cell via Melissa Sweat of The Lexie Mountain Boys

The Gratinated Brains of Pupilia Ferkeverk (1970), Karpo Godina’s banned short film featuring the Slovenian poets of the collective Pupilia Ferkeverk.

On why this film was banned: “The characters all conclude that the universal solution is to take LSD. The depiction of drug use, of course, got the movie banned. Too bad, because the movies real subversion is not a mention of a drug, but the depiction of civilization reduced to a cartoon level of unoriginal people standing around in the water mimicking one another and following the pointless commands of advertisers and politicians. The imagery is hilarious.” – YouTube user, “koxlc”

Filmmaker Karpo Godina could not remember who had performed/written the background music to this film when recently asked about it at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. It is Rory Gallagher in the band Taste performing the tune, “On the Boards” (1970). Check it out below:

One Comments

  1. Jan says:

    There was a retrospective of Pupilia Ferkeverk’s work last year in Ljubljana which I missed completely. It’s good to see their work online!

    I must say this piece doesn’t seem particularly subversive, but I can see why it would have been treated as such in the political climate of the time. I wonder – were there similar movements in the West at the time?

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