[ISEA98] Artist Statement: Johan Grimonprez – Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y

Artist Statement

This outstanding and highly acclaimed video installation uses archive material and found footage to explore the history of airplane hijackings. More significantly, it reveals the media’s transformation of the ’60’s romantic revolutionary into the ’90’s anonymous bomb terrorist and our apparently insatiable appetite for the gruesome and the absurd.

  • Johan Grimonprez, Belgium