Contact Us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

alex.iscreamfactory@gmail.com


London

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.

Website_index.jpg

Exploring life through the metaphor of ice-cream

Scream Factory (ISF) initially started as 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.

ISF 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.

about.jpg

The Core Collective

Alexandra Plesner
Founder and Creative Head

Nuno Oliveira
Business Designer

John Gribben
Curator


Contributors

Sara Mautone
Italian, born 1991

Mautone's work for I Scream Factory conveyed a pop quality with its bright colours. For her new images Sara teamed up with artist Jonathan Tegelaars, working with layers of ice
cream and ink.

Aitor Santomé
Spanish, born 1991

John Gribben
Scottish, 1988


Takeshi Suga
Japanese, born 1982

Suga's main source of inspiration is music and with his photography he re-creates dreams with a rainbow-like light streaming through it. Components of his work are nostalgia, sentimentality, euphoria and loneliness. He seeks comfort and tranquility in his subjects.


Ting Cheng
Taiwan

Cheng can't be bothered
to capture real memories,
but rather constructs surreal encounters in which the
viewer becomes both, participator and spectator. 

Chloe Tun Tun
Swiss, born 1986

"She's ferocious, a mysterious creature living somewhere between Mars and the Moon." Tun Tun about the images from 2014.

Lena Vazhenina
Russian, born 1983

These photos of lips,
for example, are just
a small fraction of the project. The truth is that the whole body of the girl was
covered with ice cream.


Guglielmo Profeti
Italian, born 1992

These images follow Profeti’s instinctive and straightforward style, without any filters. With a nod to Duchamp's ready-mades, the ice cream is removed from its context and has acquired the value of a work of art. As part of a live performance, the model (Giacomo) used his body to manipulate ice cream and the images are a record of that moment.


Maxim Emelyanov
Russian, born 1986

His work is research-driven, with a focus on cultural studies. The idea behind his photographs is not only to show human evolution but to trigger a re-connection with nature and a change for the better.

Katya Sinkovskaya
Sibiria

Sinkovskaya's photographic ideas explore concepts of personal identity and dreams within agonising atmospheric scenarios.