After my last post, where I have shared a pretty cool and fun video of my art (inter)action “An infinite scream passing through the Namib“ (Click on the title to be taken to that post if you have missed it), I had a request to post some of the photographs which I took from the participants.
So here is a selection of some of my favorites: (to view the full image, please click on the thumbnail picture)
Makafa Screams by ImkeRust(c)
George Screams (c)ImkeRust
JanDaniel and Niece Scream (c)ImkeRust
Helia Screams (c)ImkeRust
Britta Screams (c)ImkeRust
Isabel Screams (c)ImkeRust
Burkart Screams (c)ImkeRust
Jasoni Screams (c)ImkeRust
Postcard with several ‘screams’ Help Save Our Environment! (c)ImkeRust
During the one hour before sunset we managed to get 18 people (all complete strangers except for my dad) to scream for us, even though they were all ‘silent’ screams.
Don’t these photographs make you feel like joining in the fun and scream?
For the first time I will share one of my art videos on my blog. I still must get around to update my webpage with pics and info about my latest solo exhibition for you, but till I get to do that, I thought of sharing the video “An infinite scream passing through the Namib” with you. The 4min video is a short documentation of an art action which I have done in Swakopmund in April 2012. It was publicly shown for the first time at my exhibition in December 2012 in Swakopmund. Guests of the exhibition loved this fun video so much, that I decided to share it with everybody on my blog too.
Me re-enacting the Scream by Edvard Munch on the Swakopmund Jetty.
Here a short info what the whole art action is about:
In order to raise the local and global awareness about the dangers of the exploitation and destruction of the Namib desert and coastal area through mining and other proposed industrial developments, I initiated this public art action based on Munch’s painting “The Scream”. During the hour before sunset I asked passersby to re-enact the scene of the original painting to show their concern for our Namibian environment and have photographed their ‘screams’, while the whole action has been captured on film by Steffen Holzkamp of Onexa A+V.
In 2011 I have painted my own version of the Scream (you can see it here). Munch’s “Scream” painting has always reminded me of the jetty in Swakopmund where I grew up, and slowly the idea developed for this art action. The title came from what Munch has said about his inspiration for the painting.
“I was walking along a path with two friends—the sun was setting — suddenly the sky turned blood red — I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence —there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city — my friends walked on,and I stood there trembling with anxiety — and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.” Edvard Munch (1863-1944) about his work “The Scream (of Nature)