I have taken the painting by Munch (“The Scream 1893”) a few steps forward to the present, a world of screens and narcissism.
The object contains a new adaptation to a famous eye-cutting scene from the movie of Luis Bunuel “Un Chien Andalou”-1929, (which I think is relevant nowadays more than ever).
Another thing, inside the work, I adapted a YouTube video of people screaming, the video parts are screened in a loop on tablets behind a mirror and within a shape which is a physical replica of the skull of Munch painting.
The idea behind the object:
This is the cutting-edge “scream”, standing out from the excess of images that inundate and detach us.
In the top video, the eyes are overwhelmed with images, and can no longer really see or observe.
The screams (from the bottom video) are ineffective and even ludicrous.
Additionally, when the viewer gazes upon the object his face is reflected off it, so that he must further scrutinize this enfeebling sight.