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I Scream Factory (ISF) is a non-profit web-gallery and collective project showcasing ice cream-inspired work across fashion, photography, film and fine art.

Inspired by a segment of Jim Jarmusch’s Down By Law (1986) in which Bob Benigni, an Italian cellmate, quotes from his “book of English” – “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream”. This line becomes a maniacal recitation. Ice Cream, a fast-melting delicacy, seems to embody various dimensions of life itself. Delicate yet cold, and of ephemeral pleasure… and those who eat it, know it.

Within just four years Alexandra Plesner‘s ice cream-centred MA project for Central Saint Martins has become a site for artistic activity, and an invitation to reconsider banal objects in our everyday surroundings. ISF’s fast-growing audience has enjoyed works from visual artists around the world, whose different interpretations and relationships to ice cream vary from fantasy to phantom memory.

ISF has been recognized by iD Magazine, Design Week, Art Wednesday, Esquire Middle East, Refinery 29, Rooms Magazine, 1883 and more.

A converted railway arch, the Hoxton Gallery, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of London’s exciting East End was location for the latest exhibition of the collective in August 2014. This unique gallery is a high-spec alternative space with original exposed brick and distressed features to accentuate the artworks. The darker introspections of the exhibition are juxtaposed with the fact that there is no more universal symbol for joy and jest than ice cream.

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Exploring life through the metaphor of ice-cream

I Scream Factory is a collaborative art project that gathers the best photographers, artists and illustrators from all over the
world, exploring life through
the metaphor of ice-cream.

The I Scream Factory Platform
Whether we are doing something good and worthwhile with our lives or not, time waits for no one. The ‘throw away’ and ‘always-on’ cultures that have become the norm the past years prompted a reaction where people are seeking to make life simpler.

The collective plays with the desire to put the focus back on the present moment, to take a unique and refreshing perspective on peoples lives and dreams.


Value Proposition - The collaborative collective provides two main benefits for the artists; the first is the chance to showcase their work on the platform and second, the chance to eventually be part of an exhibition or event. 

ISF has been recognized by iD Magazine, Design Week, Art Wednesday, Esquire Middle East, Refinery 29, Rooms Magazine, 1883 and more.

“We were delighted to work with Alexandra and I Scream Factory at Habitat, it was a brilliant experience from start to finish. Their exhibition brought a fantastic excitement, energy and crowd to Habitat’s Platform gallery and our customers and visitors to the store thoroughly enjoyed visiting the exhibition.” – Rachel Barker, Platform Gallery Manager Habitat

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FEATURED Contributors


Eveleigh-Evans

Eveleigh-Evans

Sara Mautone

Sara Mautone

Takeshi Suga

Takeshi Suga

Charlie Kwai

Charlie Kwai

John Gribben

John Gribben

Jon Riche

Jon Riche

 
 
 
Lena Vazhenina

Lena Vazhenina

Alexandra Plesner

Alexandra Plesner

 
 
Shotaro Ishii

Shotaro Ishii

Nuno Oliveira

Nuno Oliveira