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Leif Elggren

Born 1950 in Linköping, Sweden. Lives and works in Stockholm.

Leif Elggren studied at the Royal College of Art in Stockholm. He frequently collaborates with other artists, both in producing exhibitions and as a musician and he also publishes books. His solo exhibition ‘Flown Over By An Old King’, was shown at Färgfabriken in Stockholm and in Gothenburg at the Municipal art Gallery in 2000-2002. Leif Elggren is one of the founders of the Kingdom of Elgaland-Vargaland, KREV.

Active since the late 1970s, Leif Elggren has become one of the most constantly surprising conceptual artists to work in the combined worlds of audio and visual. A writer, visual artist, stage performer and composer, he has many albums to his credits, solo and with the Sons of God, on labels such as Ash International, Touch, Radium and his own Firework Edition. His music, often conceived as the soundtrack to a visual installation or experimental stage performance, usually presents carefully selected sound sources over a long stretch of time and can range from mesmerizingly quiet electronics to harsh noise. His wide-ranging and prolific body of art often involves dreams and subtle absurdities, social hierarchies turned upside-down, hidden actions and events taking on the quality of icons.

2 WORKS IN CATALOGUE

KREV - Konungarikena Elgaland-Vargaland

Elggren & von Hausswolff & Racana: Leif Elggren & Carl Michael Hausswolff, von & Marcelo Racana

1998, 00:21:00

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Elggren & Tankred: Leif Elggren & Kent Tankred

2003, 00:07:00

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