Scream the House Down
Published on 12th June 2020
With social distancing still in place and tensions running high, London-based artist Marcus Lyall invites you to ‘Scream The House Down‘ in his new interactive public artwork. Lyall has transformed a soon-to-be-demolished office block on Southwark Street, inviting the public to vocalise their inner frustrations and power a large-scale light installation. Join a Zoom call and watch your outburst illuminate a four storey office building. The louder and longer the outburst, the bigger the response from the building. The building interprets every voice and scream differently, to create a unique response for each guest. The artwork is designed as a safe and constructive excuse for people to release their inner tension. ‘Primal Scream therapy’ has long been investigated as beneficial for psychological issues such as depression and anxiety. While the artist makes no medical claims, a long and loud shout may be a good way to relieve inner tensions. You can participate using any device that supports the Zoom app. Please scream responsibility. You can also submit short films of your scream via email at email@example.com. Screams will be played to the building each night and the results posted the next day on the Scream The House Down Youtube channel. Opening hours for participating 16th June – 4th July Tuesday – Saturday 8.30pm – 12.30am This installation is produced by not-for-profit arts organisation Illuminate Productions, in partnership with New Art Projects and Nursery Theatre.