Bøygen

2016, Kristian Pedersen, Norway, 5 min.

An abstract interpretation of the battle between Peer Gynt and the Boyg (a serpent-like troll) in Norse mythology, this compelling study in form, pattern and rhythm immerses the viewer in an alien world that is at once both foreign and familiar. There are things we recognize, or think we recognize, as the abstract shapes constantly shift and reform, yet they remain elusive. Mesmerizing and highly suggestive, this masterful experimental work challenges us to meet it on its own terms.