Issue no 1 is based on edited, revised and extended transcripts of talks and discussions during the first Women on Aeroplanes iteration Editing Room November 30 – December 3, 2017, at ifa-Galerie Berlin, which sparked and informed further research, to get prepared for the next take off to Lagos.
Coming to a decision to make a cut, to leave some material in and leave other material out, includes a process of making something visible and something else invisible. However, even though a person, a gesture, a matter, a landscape is present in the picture, in plain sight, we might just not see it. And whatever remains invisible, wether we see what or who is absent or not, is not least a question of knowledge and wether we care or not. The ambitious endeavour to change the grammar of a dominant narrative requires an entire reboot of a (mediated) perception we are all too much used to. How can we edit against the grain?