The Voices of Reykjavík (The Screaming Spa)

Photos: Marinó Thorlacius and Jeaneen Lund

The Voices of Reykjavík is a continuation of the project The Black Yoga Screaming Chamber which was setup and premiered in a few places around the center of Reykjavík on Culture Night in August 2013.

The Black Yoga Screaming Chamber was a sound insulated chamber where people could scream in privacy and all the screams where recorded. Around 1200 people gave their scream to the chamber. Now the screams have been mixed together and we have made a surround screaming mantra out of them which is the focal point of The Voices of Reykjavik.

This is a variation on the bath-culture of Icelanders where instead of getting massaged by a Jacuzzi, it will be the sound-waves of screams from the past which will massage your body and soul and possibly follow you to another dimension.


Concept and direction: Erna Ómarsdóttir, Valdimar Jóhannsson & Shalala



When: 23rd August @14:00 - 20:00 (Culture Night) and 27th - 30th August @14:00 - 18:00

Where: Kling & Bang Hverfisgata 42, 101 RVK