Using the context of a hypothetical museum exhibition featuring artefacts from the Viking era, this project explores the belief system surrounding the North men, with a strong focus on the importance of storytelling and character development. This project is particularly influenced by ‘The Fishing of Jormundgundr”, which tells the tale of the Norse God, Thor, and his rivalry with the Midgard Serpent who is destined to destroy him. Whilst Thor would be viewed as a brute by modern audiences, his arrogance and impulsive nature were characteristics which the Viking people would idolise, with him often being depicted as using his strength to seek battle so as to prove his heroism and valour.
Through various development techniques, Chloe Walsingham has explored the characters of both Thor and Jormundgundr, so as to be able to use them across a variety of outlets which each hold their own purpose. For example, the most notable outcomes include a wall tapestry which depicts the final conflict of “The Fishing of Jormundgundr”, as well as advertisements for the exhibition, and an interactive activity for guests during the event.