Sheffield Fringe

Timo Menke & Nils Agdler

Timo Menke and Nils Agdler have been engaged in several long-term collaborative projects. In their artistic practice they share a common interest in contemporary social phenomena, storytelling and history with film works on electrical hypersensitivity (Fugitives from the Fields, 2005), and anonymous sperm donation (Made in Denmark, 2013; Gifted Men, 2015).

Timo Menke lives and works in Sweden since 1988. 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 and is currently working as a visual artist and freelance film producer. His work is represented at Moderna Museum, Stockholm, and distributed by Filmform. Exhibited in numerous exhibitions and festival screenings, including Kalmar Konstmuseum and Galleri Verkligheten Umeå (2015), Konsthall C Hökarängen (2008), Moscow Biennale (2013/2015), Manifesta St. Petersburg (2014), Stuttgarter Filmwinter (2001/2011).

Nils Agdler works as an artist, photographer and filmmaker in Stockholm, Sweden. He is interested in exploring various social phenomena and trying to stretch the limits of photography and film, both technically and perceptually. During the last ten years, Nils has worked with issues concerning men and masculinities, both individually and in collaboration with other artists. He received a Masters in Fine Arts from Konstfack, the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm in 1999 and studied two years at Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg. He has exhibited in numerous exhibitions and festival screenings, including Kalmar Konstmuseum and Galleri Verkligheten, Umeå (2015), Moscow Biennale (2013), Konsthall C, Hökarängen, Stockholm (2008), Fotografins hus/Panoptikon, Stockholm (2006).
Fugitives from the Fields

Fugitives from the Fields | Sweden 2005 | 16mm  to  digital | 16 min

Electricity is a natural, but invisible, component in modern life. The controversial phenomena of electro-hypersensitivity, concerning oversensitivity to electro-magnetic fields from mobile technologies, power lines a.s.o, drastically throws light upon our dependence on electricity. What if an increasing number of people become oversensitive? Fugitives from the Fields conciders life without electricity.

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