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In The Archives you follow a searching through an analogue archives, where the references just leads on until you’re back on the starting-point. There is a contrast between the amount of information and this searching which doesn’t lead anywhere. There seems to be a missing person, both in reality and in the archives. In the end of the film, the archives comes alive and the drawers starts to move in and out, as if the archives deliberately withholds the information.
Debora Elgeholm (1976, Sweden) received her MA from School of Photography and Film in Gothenburg, followed by further studies at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm.
In her documentary and essayistic films Debora Elgeholm often investigate the connection between different societies and different religious persuasions, as well as relationship between individuals and social, political, and religious groups. The films are often based on quotes and interviews, where the personal story is connected to wider contexts, but Elgeholm also examines the lingering memories of places, times, and events.
Through using archive material as photos, books, films and music Elgeholm put together works that becomes a documentation over tendencies i society, as the fear for invasion from the east during the Cold War, or the heritage of colonialism in missionary work. Debora Elgeholm, b 1976, lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums as Bonniers konsthall, and at festivals such as Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen and IFFR Rotterdam. During the winter 2018/19 she has had a studio residency at Iaspis in Stockholm.