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Brothers to Sisters: Välimiehet Performing “Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves”
Nils Agdler & Timo Menke

Brothers to Sisters is an ongoing series of choir works, initially produced in collaboration with the Porin Mies-Laulu male choirs in Pori, Finland. A male choir version of Annie Lennox’s and D. A. Stewart’s Sisters Are Doin’ it for Themselves (1985) is performed by the Välimiehet choir: the younger male generation reflects changes in gender roles and masculinity, insofar as the paragon of masculinity has been the role of the man as the family’s breadwinner.

English title Brothers to Sisters: Välimiehet Performing “Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves”
Keywords Music, Performance
Aspect ratio 1,78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format
Duration 00:03:45
Language English
Color Color
Year 2018
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About the artists

Nils Agdler

Born 1969 in Östersund, Sweden. Lives in Stockholm.

Nils is working as an artist and photographer in Stockholm. He has studied at the University College of Arts Crafts and Design and Valand School of Fine Arts and is interested in social phenomena such as mental and physical boundaries, electricity and mass tourism. Recently Agdler collaborated with Timo Menke on a film project about men and masculinity. The results have been screened at several international filmfestivals during 2018, including screening at 64th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany, with Filmform and Timo Menke.

Timo Menke

Timo Menke

Timo Menke was born in Germany, and lives and works in Sweden since 1988. He received a Master of Fine Arts from Konstfack, the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm in 1999. Between 2004 and 2014 he has been teaching as Senior lecturer at the department of art at Konstfack, Stockholm. He is also engaged at the Filmform foundation, the Art Film and Video Archive, in Stockholm, dealing with archiving and distribution of film and video art.