A collection of original poems Leif Elggren wrote between 1970 and 2013 and translated for the first time into French. With illustrations by the author.
Limited edition of 450 numbered copies.
A series dedicated to sound arts
, based on a cultural, musical and literary long term project, “Rip on/off
” is directed by Christian Indermuhle and Thibault Walter, published by Van Dieren editions.
Active since the late 1970s, Leif Elggren is one of the most constantly surprising and mysterious conceptual
artists to work in the combined fields of audio
. A writer, visual artist, stage performer and composer
, he has numerous audio releases to his credit,
working individually and also with the Sons of God (along with Kent Tankred). His
music, often conceived as the soundtrack to visual installations or experimental stage
performances, 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
investigative body of work consistently involves dreams and mysterious narratives, often
inverting social hierarchies to ultimately subvert the real with poetical matter.