The Scream from Nature, 2013

is project initiated by Norwegian artist Lise Wulff. It was part of the official celebration of Edvard Munch’s 150 anniversary. (In collaboration with Bellona and PureCSR. Photos: Tommaso Bonaventura)

land art (with about 4000 people screaming), 70 x 50 m

production: The Scream from Nature and Norway cup, Norway

The Scream from Nature is an environmental art project which aims to raise consciousness about the relationship between humans and nature. The project is a contemporary interpretation of Munch’s masterpiece The Scream, in which the iconic anxiety-ridden face is recreated outdoors in large format. Edvard Munch wrote several texts about The Scream motif, the most poignant among these being: “I was walking along the road with two friends. The sun was setting. Suddenly the sky turned blood red and I felt a huge unending scream course through nature”

Now, over 100 years later, we hear another “scream” from nature: droughts, forest fires, floods, earth slides, extreme weather, melting glaciers, rising ocean levels and massive extinctions of animal and plant species are just some of the huge challenges the world faces today.

Measuring 70 x 50 meters, and with the sound of approximately 4.000 people actually screaming, the Scream from Nature was both large and loud!

Everybody is invited to create his/her own scream and share it with the world. You can find instructions here:

This is my version: