As 2021 already seems like too much, there's a hotline that urges people to call in and scream

Diegene wat uitgeput is deur 2021 — en wel, almal van 2020 — kan verligting kry deur 'n hotline te skakel en te skree. Ja, regtig.

Skree net!, 'n hotline geskep deur laerskoolonderwyser Chris Gollmar, aims to reduce tension for those needing an outlet. All you have to do is call the hotline and scream for as loud as you want, and for as long as you wantand then hang up.
I wanted to find a prompt that people would respond to and screaming seemed to be a good fit!” Gollmar told CNN of his creative project, which he came up with in September 2020 and launched just before Election Day in November.
Gollmar, who said he’s been an artist and coder since he was a kid, spends his free time working on participatory art projects that invite people to call a phone number and leave a voicemail for others to hear.
Hierdie keer, he said hethought it would be funny and unique to create a phone line just for screaming.
After people dial in, their calls are recorded and put on the website Gollmar created.
Why should I call you?” the website vra.”To scream! You might be unhappy, terrified, gefrustreerd, or elated. All of these are perfectly good reasons to call and record yourself screaming.
Personal phone numbers are not stored, and all calls go to an answering machineso interacting with a real person isn’t required.
According to the website, there is currently a backlog of over 40,000 screams waiting to upload.
“Sjoe! That’s a lot of screaming!” die webwerf verklaar, noting if people can’t hear their own scream that it may still be processing.
Gollmar said he’s gotten 70,000 recordings since launching the hotline.
Never in my life would I have expected so many people to actually pick up the phone, dial a number and record themselves for the world to hear,” hy het gesê. “But we’re all screaming on the inside right now, so I guess I should have figured.
The hotline will stop accepting calls on January 21. Na dit, Gollmar said he will pick a new project to work on.
I’ve always intended it (the hotline) to be a limited-term projecta reflection of this point in time when, in addition to all the stress of the pandemic, we’re also experiencing political turmoil in the United States,” hy het gesê. “I’ve started thinking about it like a time capsule, in a way.
Moenie bekommerd wees nie, wel: The screams will remain on the project’s website. Happy listening.




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