we shape our world view based on what parents and other authorities
tell us. Conseptions become truths which in turn become own
experiences, and even though one endeavours to, it can be difficult to
change an entire system of thought as an adult. Elgeholm / Holtskog
carries an awareness of another way to interpret the world and all that
happens in society around them, whilst no longer believing what they
learned as children.
This Is What I Learned presents a culture where religious apocalyptic
faith remains strong in Scandinavia. At the same time it shows how such
beliefs can be expressed in an everyday way. The conversations take
place in homes where interpretation of the evidence is mixed with tea
drinking and apple cake baking. Time signs, sky longing and fear of
being left behind when Jesus appears in the cloud to bring back his
own, are among the topics when Elgeholm/ Holtskog interview their
believing relatives in Norway and Sweden.