Filmform (est. 1950) is dedicated to preservation, promotion and worldwide distribution of experimental film and video art. Constantly expanding, the distribution catalogue spans from 1924 to the present, including works by Sweden’s most prominent artists and filmmakers, available to rent for public screenings and exhibitions as well as for educational purposes.
In 1946 a rock formation appeared after a mine explosion in the small town Kristineberg, in Northern Sweden. The formation was interpreted as being an image of Christ. Two mine guides share their stories about the occurrence, as well as a personal story about a wedding trip to the mine, and these experiences are linked to a vision of the Virgin Mary outside Stockholm in 2012. The connection between these stories is the photography that was taken as proof that the revelations really happened. At the same time, it is clear how essentially personal these experiences are.
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.