A remake of THE SCREAM painting by Edvard Munch. The movie title “A” transforms into a yell accompanied with suggestive snaps of a glowing A letter. Then, the A letter transforms into a railway track. On the rail, a screaming head is lying. The scream drowns in the rumble of the train. The scene with the head on the rail transforms into a picture of blue skies with a cloud floating in there. The cloud transforms into ASCII code: A! Finally, the ASCII code fills the whole screen, and the sky turns into a monotonous cobweb of As. Then, the sky cobweb is torn down, and, followed with a scream, falls back to the track. THE END title is accompanied with the fading out rumble of the leaving train.
The video is a reflection on the modernist utopia. If consider Muhch's expressionism as a utopian attempt to return to the art of existential identity, then what we endeavor to do is a melancholy to the inviability of this project within the framework of the modern media culture concept. The Scream by Munch was a manifesto to the rehabilitation of the archaic signal language lacking alphabet, syntax, expressiveness, but still being a direct emotional response to the existential feeling. The medialization of culture defeats this manifesto. The emotional artistic expression has now lost the connection with the source; now, it is just a sign without significance, a letter without a sound, a scream without a voice. A scream is no more an existential expression; now, it’s just an interjection comprising infinite A letters.
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