I Scream Factory is predominantly a non-profit web-gallery showcasing ice cream-inspired work across fashion, photography, film and fine art.
Founder Alexandra Plesner was born to a family of ice cream makers, a tradition reaching back as far as 1879. By exploring life through the metaphor of ice cream, the vision is to empower a creative way of life and put the focus back on the present moment.
Since the launch in 2010, we discovered and worked with over 35 photographers and artists from all over the world, to give them a platform to showcase their work in context.
To date, we held six exhibitions and events in London, in collaboration with creative partners such as Kobalt Music, Habitat and the Victoria & Albert Museum.
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.
I Scream Factory has been recognised by Wallpaper*, iD Magazine, Design Week, Art Wednesday, Esquire Middle East, Refinery29, Rooms Magazine, 1883 and more.