Moderne Munch

Moderne Munch

In 2013 it was officially 150 years since the birth of the norwegian impressionist painter, Edvard Munch. His most famous painting “Scream” has become a symbol, together with Da Vincis “Mona Lisa”. He was troubled man, and his state of mind could clearly be seen in his works. “I was walking along a path with two friends, the sun was setting. Suddenly the sky turned blood red, I paused. Feeling exhausted, I leaned on the fence. There was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city. My friends walked on. I stood there trembling with anxiety and sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.”

According to these words, the figure is not screaming, but reacting with despair to a scream passing through nature. That is probably why the main character is putting his fingers in his ears. He does not want to be overcome by a terrifying cry, while his two friends continue their walk as if nothing had happened. For the Kulquinox festival 2013 I wanted to give a digital reinterpretation of Munch, but focus more on the text behind scream, than the painting itself.

Thanks to Bærum Kommune for financial support, as well as Display Systems for technical support. Audio by Rumpistol.

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