publisher Hatje Cantz
2000. 128 pp., 74 color ills.
21.40 x 27.70 cm
Premiering at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y by director, screenwriter and editor Johan Grimonprez, traces the history of hijackings and terrorism as portrayed by mainstream television media often in spectacular manner.
Inflight Magazine, part of the project, puts a sinister and subversive twist on the banal magazines provided for the passenger’s edification and entertainment.
The Magazine functions as an artistic manual for hijackers, a huge satire ofcourse, to denounce how mainstream media capitalize terror.
“Inflight Magazine” puts a subversive twist on airline safety safety pamphlets and magazines. It seems to function as any other relaxing magazine, yet in truth the magazine reeds as an artistic manual for hijackers, equipped with such essentials as a safety instruction card and a sick bag.