Police alerted over artist’s Oslo ‘Scream’ tribute


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The Independent Culture

An attempt to recreate the anguish of Edvard Munch’s The Scream has turned out to be a little too realistic for the citizens of Oslo.

Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic gathered hundreds of people at a park in  the city’s Ekeberg district and instructed them to scream, in tribute to the iconic work of art.

However, such was the noise produced that Oslo police received several phonecalls from worried members of the public.

“We received four or five  reports,” spokeswoman Ola Kroken told Norwegian news website, The Local.