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Bägaren är rågad
Debora Elgeholm

The film deals with the feeling of being chosen, and the responsibility that comes with being the Virgin Mary’s messenger. Using archive material, both image, and text, a narrative is created from children’s experiences of various apparitions in Fatima, Garabandal, and Medjugorje.

English title The Cup Is Already Filling Up
Aspect ratio 1,78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format Generic HD-video
Duration 00:08:16
Language English & Swedish
Color Color
Year 2018
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About the artist

Debora Elgeholm

Born in 1976. Works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Graduated from School of Photography at Gothenburg University in 2006. Elgeholm mainly works with video, where she uses different kinds of narratives, from video essay and documentary to animations and staged situations with actors. The video pieces are sometimes complemented by photographs and drawings. The viewer is involved with her own ideas and notions, and Elgeholm often alludes intertextually to our common frames of references within film, music, literature and everyday situations.

During the last few years, Elgeholm has mainly dealt with religious questions. For example, interpretations of the Bible and the belief in ‘the end of days’, or how religious thinking is created through mythogenesis and conspiracies. Elgeholm also examines our tendency to believe in fantastic coincidences outside of what we traditionally call religion.