endurvakning | project
Endurvakning (“rebirth” in Icelandic) deals with the journey of Father Assis, a Franciscan priest, to Iceland in 1477, where he hopes to find the answers to his crisis of faith in the monastery of Videy. There he is assaulted by four men, four of the seven Norse deities who were doomed to survive the Twilight of the Gods. The gods are seemingly at a crossroads, unable to understand their fate as described in the Edda – the oral tradition of pagan Vikings, as written by Christian monks – and they blame God for their predicament. According to an omen from one of the surviving deities, Assis is the key to the salvation of the Norse gods, but he can’t even begin to imagine how.