“"Inflight Magazine" puts a subversive twist on airline safety safety pamphlets and magazines. Readers are taken onto a jarring flight through their own experiences, memories and emotions. Almost everyone who ever sat in an aeroplane has looked at them once - the safety instructions or high-gloss magazine of the airline. To calm his or her nerves, perhaps, or to pass some time. The Inflight Magazine offers both distraction and entertainment by means of a special thrill: Formally disguised as a magazine, it functions as an artistic manual for hijackers, equipped with such essentials as a safety instruction card and a sick bag. What may be taken for a shrill, pointed joke, for the Belgian artist Johan Grimonprez serves as an illumination of the "value of the spectacular in our culture of catastrophe". The magazine denounces the media event, it "attempts to reveal the influence of pictures on our feelings, perception and memory." Viewers and readers are taken onto a flight which leads them jarringly through their own experiences, memories and emotions, allowing them to gain critical distance to the media.” (Hatje Cantz)

Inflight Magazine

21,4 x 27,7 cm, 128 pages, English


  1. FORE!
  2. Weapons Gave Me Words : Leila Khaled's Skyjack Journal
  3. The Skyjack Jet Set : First Transantlantic Hijack
  4. Politics in the sky : First Recorded Hijack
  5. The Cuban Joyride : Propellers to the Jetset
  6. These Ears of Crime : The Rise and Fall of the Parajacker Kid
  7. Man in Swimming Trunks : Black Panthers on the Run
  8. Samurai Haijakkui : Skyjackers Captures Telly
  9. Skyjack Sunday : How Four Skyjackings Coincided on the Same Day
  10. Credit Card Capers : By Captain John Testrake
  11. Get Killed : Sana'ah Muheidli: Child Kamikaze
  12. Gravity as a Psychiatric Construct : By Dr. David G. Hubbard
  13. Gladys and George : A Skyjack Love Affair
  14. Hamburger
  15. Interview: Johan Grimonprez Dials History
  16. Panam: Set Your Vacation on 747
  17. Jet Hits Town
  18. Beamed in the USA : From Outerspace to Cyberspace
  19. Hack Reporter : Insert Commercial Here
  20. 'Beep' Theory
  21. Wired for Warfare
  22. Digital Zapatismo
  23. How the Wild Wide Web Was Won : The Story of Etoy versus eToys
  24. Cream and Punishment : The revolution of everyday pies
  • €100,00
  • Grootte130 p.
  • Jaar2000
  • ISBN3775709932
  • Publicatie info
    • Hatje Cantz : Ostfildern-Ruit
  • Kunstenaar(s)
  • Editor(s)
    • Johan Grimonprez