Ingrid Torvund's film trilogy moves based on her interest in nature, folk beliefs and science fiction.
In lingering images, we witness a mythological game without dialogue, but with mysterious rituals, grief, time travel, hope and resurrection. The films have no ordinary narrative nor main character. You alternately follow different characters while performing their chores. Alien mysteries about life, death and rebirth unfold through interconnected scenes, performed by Torvund and enhanced by handmade costumes, scenery and lo-fi special effects. In these works, Torvund creates a personal mythology, rooted in nature and the landscape in Telemark. The combination of Christian and pre-Christian mysticism draws parallels to magic and folk beliefs, but fuses these influences together into a unique and unique vision. The films are made in collaboration with Jonas Mailand, who is responsible for the filming and development of ideas. The music in the three films is composed by Jan Erik Mikalsen, Martin Langlie and Jonas Mailand.
Ingrid Torvund was born in 1985 in Kviteseid in Telemark. She lives and works in Oslo. Torvund graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo (KHiO) in 2012. She works with mythologizing, superstition, science fiction and nature, primarily through film. Since 2009, she has made the films "Magic Blood Machine" (2012), "When I Go Out I Bleed Magic" (2015) and the last part of the trilogy: "I Found You Under Earth, Under Blood", which was completed in 2019. Torvund has exhibited in a number of places in Norway and abroad, the most recent solo exhibitions were "Under Earth" at Kunsthall Oslo and "Protection against an evil friend" at SOFT gallery in Oslo. In 2020, Torvund will also exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki, Finland, the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt am Main and the Felleshuset the Nordic embassies in Berlin.