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Check out this 3 minutes video, explaining the Scream from Nature project and summing up the first year!

 

 

At the Partnership for Change conference in Oslo the 15th of May 2014, the 300 participants made a Scream with solar lamps from BR!GHT ProductsThe solar lamp called SunTurtle recently received the RedDot Design Award. When used to replace kerosene lamps in rural areas without electricity, it will save the family fuel expenses, reduce indoor air pollution, improve safety and make studies and entrepreneurial activities easier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

300 SunTurtles were donated by The Pangea Foundation, a foundation which supports projects spreading information about the environment and how to reduce the ecological footprint. The funding is based on the credit card Pangea Ecocard, where 1% of the payments is directed towards positive environmental actions.

At the conference, a SunTurtle Scream was made with the help of all the participants. After the event, the solar lamps will be brought by Partnership for Change to Myanmar. Follow our Facebook-page for updates on the SunTurtles’ way to Myanmar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In november 2013, a competition to make Norway’s best Scream from Nature was launched. This resulted in 110 different Screams from all over the country, and 3 winners were invited to the Partnership for Change conference in Oslo in May 2014 to present their contributions.

The jury considered both the environmental effect of the Scream and the artistic look of it. In the jury: Elsebet Kjerschow from the National Museum of Norway and project leader of Munch150, Olaf Brastad from the environmental NGO Bellona, photo journalist Fatima Elkadi and the artist behind the Scream from Nature; Lise Wulff.

 

THE WINNERS:

Velledalen Montessoriskole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The jury’s statement: This is a strong Scream, both visually and environmentally. The photo is beautiful, with the nature in the back ground and a scream in soft colors in the front. The reuse of material is an important contribution to the environment. Historically, reuse was much more common in Norway. The pupils have learnt about this perspecitve, and is giving us a Scream that reminds us about reusing our resources instead of throwing them away.

 

Drøbak Montessori Ungdomsskole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The jury’s statement: This is a real SCREAM! The pupils have managed to point at a problem close to every one of us: That too much food is thrown away. The Scream is visually interesting; first impression is a clear drawing and strong colors. But when you look closer, an uneasy feeling arise.

 

 

Marienlyst skole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The jury’s statement: The garbage Scream shows a real clean up around the school. The pupils have been out in the streets picking up garbage. The Scream gives a picture of what we throw away, and makes us more conscious about throwing less, and especially not in the streets! The pupils have chosen a good title – Garbage Head, and the photo is full of life and energy!

All contributions to the competition can be seen here >>>

90% of the fishingboats along the Iloilo province in the Phillippines were destroyed after the typhoon Haiyan. The nature really did scream, and The Scream from Nature project has supported the great initiative of Martine Kveim to rebuild some of the boats.

ung@miljø is an annual youth conference discussing environmental issues. During the 2014 conference, the youth made one big Scream together and several smaller ones in groups. Further, they planned for follow-up activities back at their schools.

The conference took place at Valle VGS and was arranged by Energiråd Innlandet.

Click here to see the video – even a horse took part! >>>

 

 

Stilftelsen Pangeas Miljøfond is a Norwegian foundation that supports projects spreading information about the environment and how to reduce the ecological footprint. The funding is based on the credit card Pangea Ecocard, where 1% of the payments is directed towards positive environmental actions.

Head of the board of the Pangea Foundation, Ingrid Stange, gives the prize to Lise Wulff, founder of The Scream from Nature

 

The financial support will be used in the Scream from Nature’s works towards the school system. A film and a description for teachers will be developed, to make it easy for schools to use the project; either to learn about the environment or to learn about Edvard Munch – or both. Further, the schools will be invited to join the competition of making Norway’s Best Scream from Nature.

All schools in Norway are invited to compete in making Norway’s Best Scream from Nature. The jury will look at both the environmental effect of the Scream, and the artistic look of it. 3 winners will receive a prize of 5.000 NOK to be spent on an outdoor activity of their choice.
Further, they will be invited to the Partnership for Change conference in Oslo in May 2014 to present their contributions.

In the jury: Elsebet Kjerschow from the National Museum of Norway and project leader of Munch150, Olaf Brastad from the environmental NGO Bellona, photo journalist Fatima Elkadi and the artist behind the Scream from Nature; Lise Wulff.

In collaboration with 8th-10th grade at Drøbak Montessori Ungdomsskole, we have developed a suggested way to use the Scream from Nature project in the school system. Both with an introductory movie, suggested tasks, places to find information about the environment and recycling issues, and links to videos about Edvard Munch (Norwegian).

Here is an inspirational video showing the Scream Day at Drøbak Montessori Ungdomsskole >>>

Deadline for participation is the 10th of April 2014. More info to be found here (Norwegian).

All contributions will be posted here >>>

 

 

 

 

From the 2nd of June to the 13th of October 2013, the National Gallery was showing the impressive exhibition Munch150 in collaboration with the Munch Museum. At the same time, the Scream from Nature was allowed to show a video of the project, in the same room where a documentary about Edvard Munch’s the Scream was shown.  

The Scream from Nature invites every one to make a Scream from Nature and share on social media, like on www.facebook.com/thescreamfromnature or at Instagram #thescreamfromnature. These contributions were gathered in a video and shown at the National Museum. Throughout the exhibition period, new entries were added to the video. Here you can see the final version of the screen show  >>>

The Global Scream Campaign is a collaboration between UNEP and the Scream from Nature, aiming to draw attention to positive action for the environment. Every month 3 screams are featured. The jury has now selected the best Screams of September.

 

 

The jury says: These Screams are real contributions to the environment. The tires will be reused to build a fence, and the other two are clean ups in nature. Congratulations!

In the jury:

From UNEP: Mr. Wonwosen Asnake

From Munch150: Mrs. Elsebet Kjerschow

From The Scream from Nature: Mrs. Lise Wulff

We are happy to announce our collaboration with Den Naturlige Skolesekken, and the financial support from Miljødirektoratet, to reach out to schools in Norway.

The Scream from Nature at Naturfagsenteret's conference for teachers

 

Den naturlige skolesekken is working within the Norwegian school system to enhance the pupil’s knowledge about the environmental challenges and possible solutions.

The Norwegian Environment Agency’s primary tasks is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, manage Norwegian nature and prevent pollution. We play a key role in shaping Norwegian environmental policy.

 

Some 50.000 persons joined the popular Oslo-event “Elvelangs”, walking along the riverside, watching art, performance, dance and other events – like the electric Scream from Nature.

In collaboration with the environmental NGO Bellona, a Scream from Nature was made out of light bulbs. We also had a collection station for old mobile phones and e-waste, and spread information about the importance of recycling the e-waste.

All the pro-teams of the Vuelta, ASO, Norwegian artist Lise Wulff and the Grand Tours Project took part in the global eco art campaign The Scream from Nature on the last days of La Vuelta a España.

Spanish TVE news covered the event. See the news here >>> (go to 41:42 min)

Grand Tours Project

Australian Keith Tuffley (48) is the first amateur to cycle all three Grand Tours in one season, solo. He rides every stage and every kilometre of the Giro, the Tour and now the Vuelta, only hours before the professionals. He is doing this for his love of cycling, but also for his passion for the environment. The attention gained from this world-first-attempt has been used to raise awareness for environmental sustainability, with various initiatives along the way; «63 days on a bike and 63 environmental inspirations.»

 

The Scream for Nature

As Keith Tuffley’s 63-day adventure was coming to an end, and as part of the 63 inspirations, a huge Scream-formation was created out of cycling jerseys on the three last days of the Vuelta. The last stage in Madrid, the Scream from Nature was placed close to the finishing line, on Plaza de Cibeles. All teams gave two jerseys signed by all the riders and ASO gave the red, polka dot, green and white jerseys.

The reason why the scream is a symbol, is because the famous artist Edvard Munch heard «a Scream in the Nature» which was his inspiration to paint this iconic painting. Now, over 100 years later (its Munch´s 150th anniversary this year), we hear another scream from the nature – increasing intensity of droughts and floods, unprecedented loss of biodiversity, and mass-extinction of animal and plant species. But we tend to ignore it. With this project the cycling-world are making an effort and want to inspire others to make their own Scream at Facebook.com/thescreamfromnature.

Founded by Norwegian artist Lise Wulff, and developed in collaboration with amongst others the environment NGO Bellona, Pure CSR and Serbian artist Branislav Nikolic, The Scream from Nature is included in the official celebration of Edvard Munch’s 150 years anniversary; Munch 150, and the United Nations Environment Programme is a collaborating partner.

 

The cyclists participated

Cycling is the most environmental-friendly mode of transportation, and the bicycle is a perfect symbol for the environmental movement. The worldwide cycling community can play an important leadership role to inspire people to take care of our only planet. On the start of stage 19, the riders took part in making the Scream from Nature. As one of them stated: “Normally we compete, but we are in this together for the environment”.

 


PS: Keith heard the “scream from nature” for 63 days, through the snow-capped Dolomites, along the rocky coastline of Corsica, and through the deserted, rugged landscapes of Western Spain. Here is a short video of his journey: http://vimeo.com/69334576

The Global Scream Campaign is a collaboration between UNEP and the Scream from Nature, aiming to draw attention to positive action for the environment. Every month 3 screams are featured. The jury has now selected the best Screams of August.

 

Congratulations!

In the jury:

From UNEP: Mr. Wonwosen Asnake

From Munch150: Mrs. Elsebet Kjerschow

From The Scream from Nature: Mrs. Lise Wulff

A Scream from Nature was made out of recyclable paper cups as the participants took part by putting their own, used cups in the Scream.

People from NGOs and the business world got the opportunity to listen to four interesting speaches after a nice outdoor breakfast.

The Global Scream Campaign is a collaboration between UNEP and the Scream from Nature, aiming to draw attention to positive action for the environment. Every month 3 screams are featured. The jury has now selected the best Screams of July.

 

Congratulations!

In the jury:

From UNEP: Mr. Wonwosen Asnake

From Munch150: Mrs. Elsebet Kjerschow

From The Scream from Nature: Mrs. Lise Wulff

Every year the Governor of Svalbard arranges a beach cleaning in the prestine areas of the island. In 2013, the participants contributed to several Screams from Nature.

The beach cleaning is a popular event, and the volunteers win a place in the event through a lottery. They go to areas in the north of Spisbergen, where people normally have no access. Still, there is an enormous amount of plastics floating ashore that is gathered and removed from the area.

   

 

Norway’s Minister of Environment, Bård Vegar Solhjell, took part in making an e-waste-scream duringArendalsuka in the beginning of August. So did many others, and the Scream was filled up with old mobile phones, TVs, PCs, cables, remote controls, chargers, voice recorders, video recorders, DVD-players, electronic toys, etc, etc. Agder Renovasjon collected the scream and delivered it for recycling.

Further, the Scream made for the music festival Hovefestivalen, was reused and more than 100 new signatures were collected for the environment.

At night time, the e-waste-scream was lit up and screens were showing information and films about e-waste issues. People stopped by, to watch and to sign for the environment.

The two screams were made outside the offices of GRID Arendal, our collaboration partner for the event. Beforehand, Arendal Kino showed this movie to let people know they could deliver old electronics in the Scream, for recycling.

See the making of the screams here >>

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 27th of July, during the opening of the world’s largest youth football tournament Norway Cup, some 4.000 youths from all over the World gathered in the shape of the Scream – as large as a football field.

See the TV2 news here>>>

NORWAY CUP

Norway Cup is an international youth football tournament, established in 1972. It gathers more than 40.000 participants from more than 50 countries a year. Placed at Ekebergsletta, Oslo, Norway, the area is in the axis of Munch’s Scream – Ekeberg and the Oslofjord.


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

General Secretary of Norway Cup, Frode Kyvåg, states: “Norway Cup has always been based on a value platform where the fight against racism and drugs has been important. The last years, the environmental issues have become an increasingly important part of our value platform. Therefore, we were happy to include the Scream from Nature project in this year’s football tournament.”

 



MUNCH150

Munch 150 is a celebration of Edvard Munchs’s work and significance. In 2013, a number of cultural events will take place during the year. Munch150 is a collaboration between The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, and the Munch Museum. The Scream from Nature is included in the official program of Munch150.

Project leader of Munch150, Elsebet Kjerschow, states: “Edvard Munchs image The Scream is an iconic symbol of human anxiety on an individual level. The Scream from Nature project expresses anxiety about environmental challenges for the human race. Let the opening event of Norway Cup and all the various Scream interpretations be visual reminders for politicians, decision makers on environmental matters and for every one of us!”

 

The environmental challenges has been a concern for Norway Cup for many years. This is visualized through The Scream from Nature project. Before the tournament, the teams could have a little “warm up” session and make their own Scream from Nature:

The Global Scream Campaign is a collaboration between UNEP and the Scream from Nature, aiming to draw attention to positive action for the environment. Every month 3 screams are featured. The jury has now selected the best Screams of June.

The jury says: All three Screams points at areas where we all can contribute; recycling metal, save electricity and reduce food waste. Congratulations!

In the jury:

From UNEP: Mr. Wonwosen Asnake

From Munch150: Mrs. Elsebet Kjerschow

From The Scream from Nature: Mrs. Lise Wulff

At the Norwegian music festival – Hovefestivalen – a huge scream was to be found in the forest. Artists and music lovers signed the Scream to support the environment.

At the music festival Hovefestivalen, artist Lise Wulff created a large Scream in the forest together with the Hove team. Old building material was reused to make the Scream. The aim was to draw attention to the environmental challenges, and the positive actions Hovefestivalen is taking in this regard.

Artists and participants signed their name on the scream to make a statement for the environment:

"With love" - Artist Cee Lo Green

 

Artist Sandra Kolstad

 

Norway's Minister of Culture Hadia Tajik joins in

 

Collaborating for the tallest signature!

 

 

 

Participants at Tankeranglingsfestivalen wrote messages on stones, and build a Scream from Nature, in the lovely surroundings of Edvard Munch’s house in Åsgårdstrand. Tankeranglingsfestivalen is based on the ecological philosophy by Arne Næss.

Edvard Munch's house in Åsgårdstrand

The finished Scream from Nature

 

Work in progress

Some of the messages from the participants

Lise Wulff, the artist behind the Scream from Nature, was invited to Norwegian TV2 to talk about the project. Also collaborating partner Stine Lise Hattestad Bratsberg from Pure CSR and Olaf Brastad from the eco NGO Bellona took part. Reaching out to hundred thousands of viewers, a range of new Screams from Nature were posted on www.facebook.com/thescreamfromnature, or instagrammed with the #thescreamfromnature.

Olaf Brastad, Lise Wulff and Stine Lise Hattestad Bratsberg on the roof top terrace where the TV show was shot

 

During the program, the TV journalist made his own Scream with plastic lids.

Here is a link to the TV show>>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 18th of June, more than 50 persons gathered to make a balloon scream. The Scream was sent to the sky from Oslo’s old airport Fornebu. Se the event here >>

 

Valuable support is given to The Scream from Nature by the Municipality of Oslo. Amongst other, the financial support will help carry through the huge event in connection with Norway Cup football tournament.

 

The Municipality of Oslo is stimulating culture and art through financial support. The aim is to reach a broad audience and contribute to a great variety of cultural experiences for the inhabitants of Oslo. A special focus is to reach out to children and youth. Oslo is the capital of Norway, and with about 600 000 inhabitants it is also by far the largest city in the country.

We are happy to announce that the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment has decided to support The Scream from Nature. The Norwegian Ministry of the Environment has a particular responsibility

for carrying out the environmental policies. The top priorities are the protection of natural diversity, conservation of cultural heritage and cultural environments, climate change mitigation, maps and geodata, and improved urban planning. The support makes it possible to carry through some important events in order to create attention and positive environmental action.

 

 

 

Today, on World Environment Day 2013, The Scream from Nature is launching the Global Climate Scream Movement in collaboration with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Contributions will be shown on our web gallery, as well as in Norway’s National Gallery, at the same time as the Munch150 exhibition. This will be a screen show – new entires will be added regularily until the end of the exhibition the 13th of October 2013. Every month, three Screams will be featured in social media – will it be yours?

In the jury:

From UNEP: Mr. Wonwosen Asnake

From Munch150: Mrs. Elsebet Kjerschow

From The Scream from Nature: Mrs. Lise Wulff

 

See the invitation video here >>>

“Looking forward to seing you as part of The Global Climate Scream Movement!”

The Scream from Nature is an environment art project – a contemporary interpretation of Munch’s masterpiece The Scream, in which the iconic anxiety-ridden face is recreated in a variety of materials all over the world. Munch himself felt a scream through nature and painted The Scream. Now, more than 100 years later, we hear another “scream” from nature: extreme weather, melting glaciers, droughts, floods, and massive extinctions of animal and plant species are just some of the huge challenges the world faces today.

 

How can you contribute?

1)Make your own Scream and share on Instagram #thescreamfromnature and facebook.com/

thescreamfromnature (by submitting your photo, you allow the project to use it freely)

2)   Follow the project on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (adresses below)

3)   Commit to living more sustainably, and to recycle – every little action counts!

We are happy to announce our collaboration with GRID-Arendal. GRID is a centre collaborating whit the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Established in 1989 by the Government of Norway as a Norwegian Foundation, GRID’s mission is to communicate environmental information to policy-makers and facilitate environmental decision-making for change. 

Lise Wulff, the artist behind the Scream from Nature, made contact with representatives from GRID through the UNEP system. One of the upcoming collaborative efforts will be in connection with Arendalsuka.

The Scream from Nature is happy to take part in UN Evnironment Programme’s activities on World Environment Day, the 5th of June. We challenge you to take part as well, read on and see how!

Our collaborating partner United Nations Environment Programme is preparing for World Environment Day the 5th of June. As stated by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon: “Although individual decisions may seem small in the face of global threats and trends, when billions of people join forces in common purpose, we can make a tremendous difference.”

Through decades of WED celebrations, hundreds of thousands of people from countries all over the world have been mobilized for environmental action. You can join in! If you want to make a Scream from Nature, or you want to participate with other actions, you are welcome to register your activity here.

 

Our aim is to gahter Screams from all over the world, in all kind of materials and shapes.Your contribution will be part of our web gallery. Further, there will be a screen exhibition at Norway’s National Gallery this summer. As the National Gallery and the Munch Museum is showing the world’s largest Edvard Munch exhibition ever, the Scream from Nature project will be shown on screen in the reception area – many people will see your contribution. And new contributions will be added regularly during the Munch150 exhibition, which lasts until th 13th of October 2013.

 

As a yearly session, the MFA of Norway gathers the culture attaches and collaborators to a conference. In 2013, Lise Wulff was invited to speak about her art in general, and her eco art project The Scream from Nature in special. During the session, a Scream was made with mobile phones, to create awareness about the importance of recycling old phones and e-waste.

April through July 2013, Scandinavia House in New York showed the exhibition “MUNCH / WARHOL and the Multiple Image”. At the same time, The Scream from Nature was allowed to show a selection of Screams form all over the world, in the library of Scandinavia House

24th of April 2013, Lise Wulff was one of the speakers at the Masters of Change conference in Gamle Logen in Oslo. The conference addressed topics within the society, health, technology and culture. Lise spoke about art and the environment, using The Scream from Nature as an example.

 

A lovely spring day, pupils in the 7th grade at Nesøya spent the whole day learning about the challenges related to the plastic garbage in our oceans, and making their own Screams from Nature outdoors. The lively group got very silent and serious watching the film Midway by Chris Jordan. But as they got to move outdoors to make their own Screams, the positivity and creativity took over!

Here is a video from the “Scream Day” >>>. The first 6 minutes is from the class room session in Norwegian. It shows artist Lise Wulff explaining the project, and is useful for teachers who would like to make use of the project. From 6 minutes and onwards, the making of a range of different Screams is shown.

The 9th of April, Norway hosted a high level meeting on energy and the post 2015 development agenda. The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs invited The Scream from Nature as part of the program. The role of energy in the post-2015 Development Agenda was discussed by a broad range of stakeholders, including ministers, representatives of international organizations, the public and private sectors, financial institutions, civil society and academia. More info about the meeting here>>

The conference participants were invited to take part in making a Scream from Nature with plastic bags filled with water – a symbolic choice of material, water being an important renewable energy resource, and plastic being a major challenge for our oceans. HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway took part, as well as Mr. Heikki Holmås minister of International Development.

Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairsperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – Nobel Peace Prize winner 2007 together with Al Gore – was one of the persons who contributed in making the Scream.

Water being an important sustainable energy resource, the participants will make a Scream from Nature with water. The water will be filled in plastic bags – visually fascinating, but also a relevant reminder not to litter our rivers, lakes and oceans with plastics.

The Scream from Nature is invited by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to participate at Tuesday 9th of April high level meeting on Energy, in Oslo. The role of energy in the post-2015 Development Agenda will be discussed by a broad range of stakeholders including ministers, representatives of international organizations, the public and private sectors, financial institutions, civil society and academia. More info at http://www.energypost2015oslo.org/

The Gathering (TG) is one of the largest computer parties in the world. This year’s session opened with a huge Scream!

 

The Gathering is held annually in Vikingskipet Olympic Arena in Hamar, Norway, and lasts for five consecutive days (starting on the Wednesday in Easter each year). Arranged every year since 1992, The Gathering now attracts more than 5200 (mostly young) people. The Gathering is festival catering to artists, gamers, techies and just plain nerds of all sorts that share a common goal of convening together to show off and see what other people with the same or related interests do.

The Scream from Nature collaborates with The Gathering to put focus on the environment. Making the world’s largest reproduction of Edvard Munch’s famous Scream, gives attention to the Scream from Nature project and the message of what each of us can do to contribute for the nature, like recycling and sustainable consumption. Norwegian news channel NRK Dagsnytt had this report from the event >>

The Scream of 94 m2 is made by a rasterbation technique, and is also a tribute to the Munch celebration this year.

 

 

 

Vendla Kindergarden in Asker, Norway are joining The Scream from Nature project. They started out this week, making a fascinating Scream out of ice cubes. A very symbolic choice of material, as the ice cubes will melt like the glaciers are melting.

You can see a video of the children and the scream in the forest here >>>

The founder of The Scream from Nature-project features as Today’s Expert at United Nations Environment Programme’s web pages. The topic is using the arts to visualize and conveying a message.

The UNEP Division of Communication and Public Information invited Lise Wulff to participate in this session, to recognize her work with the Scream from Nature project, amongst other, related to the UNEP Governing Council in February 2013. To see the questions and answers, please consult the UNEP web pages Ask an Expert, and select Lise Wulff.

Norwegian artist Lise Wulff was invited to UNEP’s governing council in Nairobi. She herself, invited the UNEP delegates to participate in making a Scream from Nature with paper lanterns. A feel good event to celebrate nature.

During the UN Evironment Programme’s Governing Council 2013, artist Lise Wulff did several installations of her ecological art project The Scream from Nature. One of the installations was made with the collaboration of the UNEP delegates, placing a paper lantern in the shape of the Scream. Following the link below, you can see the making of the paper lantern scream, with the UNEP HQ in the back ground. You can also hear the comments of Mr. Nick Nuttall, UNEP spokesperson and Head of Communication.

The Scream from Nature at UNEP\’s Governing Council 2013 >>>

A Scream from Nature made by UNEP delegates to the governing council in Nairobi, February 2013. Photo: Lise Wulff

The Scream from Nature project is a contemporary interpretation of Edvard Munch’s masterpiece The Scream, in which the iconic anxiety ridden face is recreated outdoors. Action is an important aim of the Scream from Nature project. Every one who feels the scream from nature are invited to act on this feeling, both by making their own screams from nature and share it in social media, and through effective initiatives such as recycling and sustainable consumption.

 

“We are delighted that this inspiring campaign will assist in focusing attention on UNEP’s work”         Nick Nuttall, UNEP Spokesperson

 

 

The 18th-22nd of February 2013, the United Nations Environment Programme’s Governing Council took place. The Scream from Nature was invited to participate.


Being UNEP’s first universal Governing Council, 130 countires were represented and 60 Ministers of the Environment from all over the world were present in Nairobi, Kenya. The artist behind the Scream from Nature project, Lise Wulff, made a Scream with seedlings, representing new life and hope. It was placed at the roundabout by the main entrance of the UNEP head quarter, visible for all UNEP delegates and visitors. “I would like to thank all helping hands making this event possible”, says Wulff, “including the staff at the UNEP communication department, the Norwegain Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other Norwegian representatives, as well as the project team and all helping hands on site”.

See the making of the seedling scream and more impressions from Nairobi here >>>

 

 

 

The Scream from Nature and The Gathering have agreed to join forces in 2013, to celebrate Edvard Munch’s 150th anniversary. The celebration will consist of making a huge reproduction of the Scream with a rasterbation technique.

The Gathering (TG) is one of the largest computer parties in the world. It is held annually in Vikingskipet Olympic Arena in Hamar, Norway, and lasts for five consecutive days (starting on the Wednesday in Easter each year). Arranged every year since 1992, TG now attracts more than 5200 (mostly young) people. TG is festival catering to artists, gamers, techies and just plain nerds of all sorts that share a common goal of convening together to show off and see what other people with the same or related interests do. The Gathering currently also holds the World Record for fastest temporary Internet connection at 200 Gbits per second.

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to support The Scream from Nature, amongst other to realize the plans in collaboration with United Nations Environment Programme. Artist behind the project, Lise Wulff, has been invited to come to UNEP’s Governing Council in Nairobi with The Scream from Nature.

 

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs works to promote peace and security, an international legal system, an economically
just world order and sustainable development. Finding a solution to issues of this kind is in Norway’s interests too, while at the same time efforts in these areas are an expression of international solidarity.

We are proud to join the Partnership for Change network. Partnership for Change is a foundation that seeks to connect, inspire and act for social innovation.

By  supporting social entrepreneurs with competence, network and funding, Partnership for Change aims for social, financial and environmental sustainability. PfC works to promote cross-sector partnership and social innovation, amongst other through the annual PfC conference, which brings together business leaders, change makers and philanthropists from around the globe to discuss key issues, share experiences and form new collaborations.

 

 

 

 

Through Salaby, the Scream from Nature will feature as one of the recommended activities for schools during the celebration year of Edvard Munch’s 150th anniversary, 2013.

 

Salaby is a popular website used in the Norwegian schools. For Munch’s 150th anniversary, they have made special web pages where pupils can experience Munch in four newly produced films and use interactive assignments and games to learn more about his life and work. The Munch pages have been developed with the assistance of the Munch Museum.

On the very birthday of Edvard Munch, the 12th of December, Sparebankstiftelsen DNB announced that it will support The Scream from Nature financially. This is an important contribution to make the project move forward.

A helping hand for good forces!

Sparebankstiftelsen DNB (the DNB Savings Bank Foundation) is a Norwegian foundation. The objective of the foundation is to contribute to charitable causes. Most of our contributions are made to cultural and activity projects in Norway, ranging from small local projects to large national ones. Sparebankstiftelsen DNB support projects that generate long-term assets, engage many people, involve volunteers and create activities in local communities.

We are proud to announce that United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has decided to work with the Scream from Nature-project. Mr. Nick Nuttall, UNEP Spokesperson and Head of Communication sees the project as a way to encourage positive environmental action. 

Mr Nick Nuttall, UNEP Spokesperson and Head of Communication

Mr. Nick Nuttall writes:

“The Scream from nature initiative, harnessing the iconic image of Munch’s painting, is an excellent way of raising national and global awareness of the challenges facing humanity. It can also serve to bring forward the inordinate opportunities for a transition to a low carbon, resource efficient inclusive Green Economy – we are delighted that this inspiring campaign will assist in focusing attention on UNEP’s work towards a sustainable world where a scream is transformed into a call for action and a sigh of relief that we have found a fresh, clear and better way forward for seven billion people”.

 

The world’s first “Scream from Nature” was made outside the City Hall of Oslo tonight, with the contribution of Oslo’s Mayor Mr. Fabian Stang. See the project launch here >>>, and the TV news here >>>.

The eco art project “The Scream from Nature” was launched today at Rådhusplassen in Oslo, with 300 torhces that lit up in the dark. The audience participated in this first, of many, “Screams from Nature”.

Here you can se the event and hear the comments of Oslo’s Mayor Fabian Stang, The CEO of the environmental NGO Bellona, Nils Bøhmer, the General Secretary of Norway Cup, Frode Kyvåg, and the artist and founder of the project, Lise Wulff.

 

Did you know that if all Norwegians recycled the empty t-light metal cups, it would equal 30.000 bickes a year? The Scream from Nature” is an evironmental art project that is included in the celebration of Edvard Munch’s 150th anniversary. The Norwegian artis Lise Wulff is the founder of the project, and she collaborates with Munch150, UNEP, Bellona, Pure CSR and PiStudios, as well as Serbian artist Branislav Nikolc. Wulff wishes to inspire to more recycling and a wiser consumption, through linking Edvard Munch’s world famous the Scream and one of our time’s anxiety drivers – the climate challenge.

 

“We wish to contribute to action for the environment”, says artist Lise Wulff 

- A contribution that may seem like a drop in the ocean for one person, but in total it is a big contribution for nature. A few years ago, it was common to throw glass, metal and electronics in the same trashcan. In Norway and in many other countries, this is unthinkable today. Still, the rate of recycling can improve, both in Norway and in other parts of the world.  ”The Scream from Nature” seeks to create an understanding for the importance of this, says Wulff.

“One of the largest environmental challenges we are facing is apathy, that people stop caring”, says Bellona CEO Nils Bøhmer

 

The project is a contemporary interpretation of Munch’s masterpiece the Scream. where the iconic anxitey-ridden face is recreated in large format. Several “Scream from Nature” arrangments are planned in different parts of the world, and the project has  already got international reputation through the fact that UNEP wish to take part.

- Next summer, during the world’s largest youth football tournament, Norway Cup, we will gather youth from the whole world in a large “Scream from Nature”, says Lise Wulff. Wulff hopes to reach out to people in all countries, and especially the younger generations.

- During our arrangements, we focus on making “The Scream from Nature” with either plastic, metall or electronic waste, and recycle it after on. The most imortant, still, is to inspire people all over the world, to express their screams, and share them through Instagram or our Facebook pages. In that way we hope to spread a message to politicians and dicision makers that people want action, for example that the recycling issues are put higher on the agenda in more countries that today, sier Wulff.

Why link the Scream with an environmental project? Munch wrote about his masterpiece that he “felt a huge unending scream course through nature”. Now we hear another “scream” from nature; extreme weather, melting glaciers, extinction of animal and plant species, droughts and floods. Lost resources shall find their way home.

Some snapshots of the preparation for the first “Scream from Nature”. Artist Lise Wulff is marking the area where the participants shall put the torches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Scream from Nature will be launched Saturday 1st of December, at Rådhusplassen in Oslo

- between the City Hall and the fjord of Oslo. People will join in to make the first “Scream from nature”. We are very happy to start out exactly by the fjord of Oslo, as this is the background motive in Edvard Munch’s famous Scream.

The scream formation will be made by torches, that are of course recycled after on.

The Mayor of Oslo, Fabian Stang, will join in to light a torch. So will the leader of Munch150, Elsebet Kjerschow, the general manager of Bellona, Nils Bøhmer, and the secretary-general of Norway Cup, Frode Kyvåg. And of course, the artist Lise Wulff and her close collaborator from Pure CSR, Stine Lise Hattestad Bratsberg.

Want to join in too? Be there at 16.00!

 

We are happy to announce our collaboration with Norway Cup. In the year to come, we will work together to make a huge “scream come true”. During the football tournament in July 2013, several thousands football players from all over the world will form the shape of the scream, and it will all be documented from the air.

Norway Cup is an international youth football tournament, established in 1972. Gathering more than 40.000 participants from more than 50 countries a year, this is one of the world’s largest football tournaments. Norway Cup takes place at Ekebergsletta in Oslo, Norway, and is organized by Bækkelagets Sportsklubb with Frode Kyvåg as its general secretay.

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