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KREV - Konungarikena Elgaland-Vargaland
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Elggren & von Hausswolff & Racana:
Leif Elggren & Carl Michael Hausswolff, von & Marcelo Racana

October 1998. Two Kings take us on an extraordinary trip through a land without borders and with endless means of communication. Distance is nothing. Stockholm, New York, Tokyo, London and Kaliningrad. Time and places merge together on the threshold to a world in this universe where everything is possible. Where all thoughts and ideals are free and anyone can be King or Queen. Meet the artists Leif Elggren and CM von Hausswolff in a documentary made by six students at Stockholm Filmschool about the initiation of a new country and a work of art. About taking water over one’s head. About overcoming limitations and borders, physical as well as mental. Welcome to KREV, the Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland.

English title KREV: The Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland
Keywords Characters
Aspect ratio 1,33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic film
Duration 00:21:00
Language Swedish
Color Color
Year 1998
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About the artists

Leif Elggren

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.

Carl Michael Hausswolff, von

Born in 1956 in Linköping, Sweden. Lives and works in Stockholm, Stockholm.

Since the end of the 1970s, Carl Michael von Hausswolff has worked as a composer using the tape recorder as his main instrument and as a conceptual visual artist working with performance art, light- and sound installations and photography. Previous years solo exhibitions include andquestionmark, Stockholm, Martin Bryder Gallery, Lund, freq_out 12, Vienna, and Museum of Fine Arts, Split among others.

Marcelo Racana

Born in 1952 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Marcelo Vicente Racana was educated as a film director at the Dramatic Institute in Stockholm. Since then he has worked as a director for over 25 years (TV series, short films, TV featurettes and documentaries). Active also as a scriptwriter. He has taught directing and film at Berghs School of Communication, Kalix Folkhögskola, Kulturama and Folkuniversitetet. Racana is currently Principal and Artistic Director at Stockholm Film School.

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