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Michael Boehlke

From Unearthing The Music

Photo: Michael Boehlke aka Pankow with his band Planlos, playing the first GDR punk festival at Martin-Luther-Kirche, Halle/Saale, 1983 pic: Christiane Eisler / www.transit.de

Michael "Pankow" Boehlke, born 1964 in East Berlin, was 1980 - 1983 singer of Planlos, one of the first punk bands in the GDR. Today he works as physiotherapist. In 2005 he initiated an exhibition in Berlin on the East German punk scene with the title "ostPUNK!: Too Much Future" with Henryk Gericke. An exhibition catalogue and a documentary of the same title followed, for which he worked as co-director and script writer, and the exhibition later got reinstalled in expanded versions in Dresden and Halle too. Based on these researches he founded the GDR punk archive SUBstitut.


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