The Third Power (Swe)


Performance artists Marja-Leena Sillanpää, Pär Thörn, and Leif Elggren explore the aesthetic implications of breakfast chats, printing ink, and mishearings. They lay bare the divide between the fragmentary orchestra pit of music, the heroic features of everyday life, and the emptiness of mass media. This performative work is realized through cut-up-technique, voice, improvisation and movement.

The show will mainly take place at neighboring Gallery Myymälä2 on Uudenmaankatu 23.


Marja-leena Sillanpää, born in Finland lives and works in Stockholm.“ I use to say that I am working with death” .Her works starts in the form of text which are taking on the form of ex books, films, sound or installations. In the performance she starts with texts from her book,” Alla lever alla dör” often together with sounds.



Per Thörn , is a concept/performance artist and a writer, based in Malmö. He has done about a hundred stage appearances, for instance at Arvikafestivalen, Lunds Konsthall, Stockholm artfair, in Polen, Denmark and in England. In January this year the book Inventeringar på OEI was publihed on editör. It is a poetic-conceptual work dealing with different forms of lists enumerations and descriptions.



Leif Elggren lives and works in Stockholm. He is active in areas such as conceptual electronic music, book publishing, performance activities and visual arts. He has released a number of books and records on Firework edition and Firework edition records. Up-to-date releases are the book Genealogy and the CD: Is there a smell on the other side. Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland) (The Sons of God) (Firework Edition) (Firework Edition Records) (Bananafish interview) (Dusted Magazine interview) (Perfect Sound interview)