The Scream from Nature is a collaboration between artists, ecologists, and experts within a range of fields.
Initiated by Norwegian artist Lise Wulff, the Scream from Nature is developed in collaboration with Pure CSR, the environment NGO Bellona, Serbian artist Branislav Nikolic, and with PanStudios as a digital media-partner. The project was included in the official celebration of Edvard Munch’s 150th anniversary (Munch150) in 2013, and collaborates with the United Nations Environment Programme.
For every event, new collaboration partners have joined The Scream from Nature. And thousands of people around the world have contributed in a variety of ways. Join us!
Lise Wulff – Norwegian artist and founder of The Scream from Nature. Wulff connects the realms of art and culture with those of the environment and nature. Her practice employs a variety of media, ranging from painting, sculpture and land art to large scale projects. Lise Wulff seeks to make visible the interconnectedness between humans and nature. Some of her works make explicit the fragility of nature, while others show the force of nature, as her art is left to the dominance of natural processes and the perpetual changes of seasons and time.
Munch150 is a celebration of Edvard Munchs’s work and significance, and a collaboration between The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, and the Munch Museum. In 2013, a number of cultural events took place, and The Scream from Nature was included in the official program.
Pure CSR is a consulting agency whose main task is to implement corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies and make them sustainable and profitable. The company has developed a four-stage model, which in a measurable way ensures that the CSR strategy is implemented, followed through and evaluated at every level of the organization. Pure CSR also has extensive experience in developing and implementing socially beneficial sponsorship strategies between business and sports, cultural, humanitarian and charitable purposes. Pure CSR also take part in creating and supporting idealistic projects.
Branislav Nikolic – Serbian artist and our large scale drawing expert. Nikolic is working with sculptures, installations and video art. He has participated in solo and group shows in a range of countries and is running the Jalovik Art Colony since 2002.
The Bellona Foundation is an international environmental NGO based in Norway. Founded in 1986 as a direct action protest group, Bellona has become a recognised technology and solution-oriented organization with offices in Oslo, Brussels, Washington D.C., St. Petersburg and Murmansk. Altogether, some 75 engineers, ecologists, nuclear physicists, economists, lawyers, political scientists and journalists work at Bellona.
The mission of the United Nations Environment Programme is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
Mr. Nick Nuttall, UNEP Spokesperson and Director of the Division of Communication and Public Information, 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”.
Sparebankstiftelsen DNB (the DNB Savings Bank Foundation) is a Norwegian foundation. The objective of the foundation is to contribute to charitable causes. Most of the 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.
Created in 1988, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is an art museum in Madrid, based on the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection. Since the start, the museum and the foundation that manages it have grown and evolved, expanding the collections and facilities with the addition of the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection as a long-term loan in 2004 and the extension of the Villahermosa Palace, as well as educational programs through EducaThyssen.
The Museum of Human Evolution of Burgos exhibits the findings of the Sierra de Atapuerca excavation site. It is also a research senter and conveys the scientific interpretations of the findings and the theories drawn from them. Within a spectacular and symbolic architecture, the MEH aims at explaining important issues about our past, present and future as species. The museum offers a holistic vision of human presence on the Earth and the new theories about human evolution.
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 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.
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.
The Norwegian Environment Agency’s primary tasks is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, manage Norwegian nature and prevent pollution. It plays a key role in shaping Norwegian environmental policy.
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. The tournament takes place at Ekebergsletta, Oslo, Norway.
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.
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.
MOLTE is a full service content house. The screenification changes the rules and operation of communication, advertising and media. Reaching your audience on screen requires new thinking, new content and a screen ecosystem. MOLTES’s power is the diversity of creative minds combined with content making resources.
Partnership for Change is a foundation that acts as a catalyst for social change by bringing together some of today’s most inspiring social innovators. Together, they put society’s most pressing issues on the agenda, develop an understanding for their urgency and create momentum for action. 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.
GRID-Arendal 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.
Grand Tours Project is a bike ride for sustainability. In 2013, Keith Tuffley rode every stage, and every kilometre of the three Grand Tours (Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España), the same day as the professional riders. It was not just a personal challenge, but also a journey to share the spectacle of the Grand Tours and promote the cause of environmental sustainability through various initiatives along the route.
Un Bosque para el Planeta Tierra (A forest for the planet Earth) is a Spanish environmental NGO aiming at planting trees around the globe, as well as working for cultural exchange between people and nations.
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.
Den naturlige skolesekken is working within the Norwegian school system to enhance the pupil’s knowledge about the environmental challenges and possible solutions.