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‘SCREAM the house down’ by Marcus Lyall


You are invited to vocalise your inner frustrations and power a large-scale light installation. Join a Zoom call and watch your outburst illuminate a four storey office building.

With social distancing still in place and tensions continuing to rise, London-based artist Marcus Lyall has transformed a soon-to-be-demolished office block in London Bridge into an interactive public artwork.

In this new site-specific work, Lyall invites you to join a Zoom call where you can scream, yell, shout or otherwise vocalise your feelings. A monumental light installation instantly illuminates the building in response to your voice.

The louder and longer your outburst, the bigger the response from the building. The building interprets every voice and scream differently, to create a unique response for each guest.

You can participate using any device that supports the Zoom app. 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.

I developed the artwork to provide a cathartic release for people isolating at home, by providing a big colourful object to yell at – Under these extraordinary circumstances, vocal profanity is permitted.

— Marcus Lyall
All calls will be recorded for artistic purposes and may be used by the artist to develop future installations.

Marcus can be heard discussing the project in a broadcast on Resonance FM on Sunday 21st June as part of Bankside Open Spaces Trusts – Great Get Together – this year due to current global situation instead of a live street party, they are bringing everyone together via radio with “The Power of Community” as its theme.

16th June – 4th July 2020

Opening hours for participating
Tuesday – Saturday
8.30pm – 12.30am

Physical Address:
55 Southwark Street
London Bridge

The installation can be viewed from the street between 8.30pm-12.30am Tuesday – Saturday

TGGT On Air will be broadcast on Resonance FM, K2K Radio and SOAS Radio, on Sunday 21 June from Midday to 9pm.

This installation is produced by not-for-profit arts organisation Illuminate Productions, in partnership with New Art Projects and Nursery Theatre. The project has been made possible thanks to individuals, organisations and companies  that have generously given their time, resources and support including; Southwark Square, PRG, Geraghty Taylor and the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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