The cobblestone is the weapon of the proletariat
No.1: 3´02´´, No.2: 4´04´´, No.3: 3´28´´, No.4: 3´03´´, No.5: 6´11´´No.6: 25´59´´, No.7: 3´59´´, No.8: 2´05´´, No.9: 6´34´´, No.10: 6´00´´No.11: The North Is Protected (11´24´´), No.12: End Song (1´45´´),No.13: ES (0´06´´). Total length: 78´13´´
The title refers to a bronze sculpture by the Russian artist Ivan Shadr(1887-1941)called The Cobblestone Is The Weapon Of The Proletariat (1927).
No.1 was released 2002 as a track on the CD Geologists and ProfessionalTourists, N&B Research Digest, Russia.
No.3 was released 2002 as a track on the CD Friends of the Bumblebee,Håll Tjäften, Sweden (dedicated to Åke Hodell).
No.5 was released 2003 as a track on the CD Das DreidimensionaleMöbiusband, Flying Swimming, Japan.
No.8 was released 2003 as a track on the 7´´ Untitled, Die Stadt,Germany.
No.11. This text was written by LE for and first published in thecatalogue for the Nordic Pavilion, la Biennale di Venezia,June 10 - November 4, 2001. The North Is Protected was the name of thiscollaborative exhibition by CM von Hausswolff,Anders Tomren, Tommi Grönlund, Petteri Nisunen and LE.
In the booklet: a part of a conversation between Jim Haynes and LeifElggren in relation to the Activating the Medium at SFMOMA, SanFrancisco February 2003.