"Onbekend maakt onbemind", unknown makes unloved, ignoti nulla cupido, unbekannt ungenannt, on n’aime que ce qu’on connaît, etc.
How will our behaviour change once we know what we don’t know yet, and how will we see our fellow humans in this different light? How many things that we do today will we stop doing in the future? Today’s theme is about all the things that we cannot appreciate, love, or understand yet because we are unaware of them.
Each one has their own experiences with life, leading to different perspectives about what this world is. Some will see the world and their lives as broken. Some just can’t stop loving it. Others will see it as a play or even feel confident enough to juggle with it. You can feel connected to others on some occasions. Other times it feels like your worlds couldn’t be further away from one another.
When we started this edition, the war also started. We all dealt with our emotions differently at the time and thought differently about what it meant. It’s a situation that we are all still shocked by. The war in Ukraine gave the concept of war a depth that we youngsters didn’t know yet. An understanding that all the other wars in the last decades weren’t able to give most of us. And still is it only a glimpse of what those on the frontier must experience.
We put these aspects on the cover, filling the background sky with fighter jets. The faces and brain chambers in the front illustrate the different conclusions of our life experiences and also our perspectives on the war. Some faces don’t seem to think about it, rather enjoying the moon, stars or people around them. The depth of the chambers themselves can be seen as the depth of someone’s thinking.
Without further ado, enjoy this edition!