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Makten är din
Leif Elggren & Kent Tankred

With this film, we want to re-establish the fundamental rights of every human being to life and equality. The film short-circuits the hegemony of the Pope and bypasses the power of the Catholic church – indeed, of institutionalized religion altogether. We want to reconnect with the Creator of all things, while challenging all religions of the world. We have no organized structure, no rules. Our only mission is to return what rightfully belongs to each individual on this earth. Through this film, we offer a direct connection to that which has been withheld for thousands of years. Help yourselves!

The Power is Yours is part of the short film project The Magnificent Six, produced by Filmform with support from Foundation Culture of the Future, Swedish Film Institute and SVT – Swedish Television Documentary, Short Film.

English title The Power is Your’s
Keywords Documentary
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format
Duration 00:07:00
Language English & Swedish
Year 2003
Latest screening Sep 8, 2017
Feb 28, 2012
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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.

Kent Tankred

Kent Tankred

Born in Stockholm, Sweden. Kent Tankred studied painting in the early 70s and then attended EMS (Institute for Electro-Acoustic Music in Sweden) in Stockholm. Kent Tankred is interested in musical encounters with other art forms, particularly pictorial art. He seeks to strengthen the ties between music, movement and image and to avoid conventional forms of expression.

His works have been exhibited at numerous venues in Sweden and Europe. Tankred was president of Fylkingen, a noted Swedish association for experimental music and performance art, between 1993-98.