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Upcoming exhibition of Johan Grimonprez – Dial H.I.S.T.O.R.Y. and No Man’s Land: Politics in the Sky – Skyjackers’ Series

October 28, 2016


Flatland Gallery is proud to present Dial H.I.S.T.O.R.Y, the film by filmmaker and artist Johan Grimonprez (1962) that became his international breakthrough when featured for the first time at DOCUMENTA X in 1997.

The film traces the history of airplane hijackings as portrayed by mainstream television. Grimonprez composed the film of archival footage material as found footage, clips from science fiction films, reportage shots, and airline promotional films. The central narrative is juxtaposed with references to the Cold War and passages from Don DeLillo’s novels Mao II and White Noise.

Partly affiliated with Dial H.I.S.T.O.R.Y. is a collage of portraits of hijackers by Grimonprez that are exhibited in the gallery for the first time, titled No Man’s Land: Politics in the Sky – Skyjackers’ Series.

Dial H.I.S.T.O.R.Y. and No Man’s Land: Politics in the Sky – Skyjackers’ Series will open on Thursday November 17th.

Have the chance to download the Inflight magazine here, an unique publication with a feature on the No Man’s Land: Politics in the Sky – Skyjackers’ Series. If you prefer to purchase a real copy of the magazine, you can order it via our shop.



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