This collective experiment unleashing the most primitive and urgent has started in 2014. The project proposes to engage directly with our right to scream as a means of negotiating between madness and sanity; to let ourselves take refuge in screams and capture the cathartic interruption in time with/in an audio/visual artistic formulation. It intends to bring a new insight to creative and positive aspects of a/the Scream.
Having already captured dozens of screams, I was struck by the range and intensity of emotions expressed by participants and elicited in the audience – rage, fear, sadness, but also seemingly joy. What does a scream signify? Is it a taboo, often repressed? Does one scream trigger another, like laughter? Is it possible to capture a collective cathartic experience both for the screamer and the viewer?
Regardless of age, gender, culture, and race, a scream is universal and cannot be easily ignored. This subject matter triggers in all of us a direct response to negotiations of internal/external struggles.
One scream says more than a 1,000 words.
Special thanks to:
filmpro studios 2014, Hysteria Collective 2015, Anatomy Multi-Arts 2016, The Crypt Gallery 2017, Barbican Residency 2017, D_Lectricity Detroit and Saha Dernegi 2017