Fool to Cry

Uh-oh. Better watch your back today. Somewhere between a banana peel and a whoopee cushion are the cruel intentions of a snarky friend, an untrustworthy colleague, an evil balding man. A sheen of unreality falls on easy prey – those who are too eager to believe fantasies, to be led into the surreal landscapes of possible outcomes – and all they may get for it is literal egg in the face. April is not what makes us fools, though. It is the most inescapable of conditions, however you look at it. As good old Willy once said, ‘The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.’

Front cover: Judith Kiddo shot by Lauren Lizinde

Editors in chief: Herlinde Raeman & Kasper-Jan Raeman
Magazine editors: Julien Van de Casteele & Isaline Raes
Copy editor: Megan Roberts
Design: Chloe D’hauwe
Advertising & partnerships: Kasper-Jan Raeman
Printer: Drukkerij GEWADRUPO, Arendonk, Belgium

Contributing writers: Gabriela González, Isaline Raes, Julien Van de Casteele, Hannes Rooms, Anais Violet Van Eldere, Laura Ramos, Nicolas Baudoin, Laura-Andréa Callewaert, Eléonore Kenis, Wannes Dewit, Jacob McPherson, Loïs Rijgersberg, Yente Vaneerdewegh, Pieter-Paul Mortier, Mathias Calderon & Noor Al-Bender

Contributing photographers: Sasha Vernaeve, Ines Bodlovic, Herlinde Raeman, Catherine Lemblé, Yaqine Hamzaoui, Miles Fischler & Lauren Lizinde

Contributing artist: Mohamed Toukabri

Partners: Toneelhuis, Reflektor, Beursschouwburg, C12, AB,  de Bijloke, Griessmuehle, Het Bos, KulturA, Go With The Flow, Democrazy, VOLTA, Listen!, VK, In De Ruimte, Purple Panda, Botanique, S.M.A.K., Antwerp Music City, Hotsjumenas x Belly Button Records, Club Wit, Amigo Amigo, Cinematek, Cinema Zuid, KaskCinema, Argos, STUK, MSK, GEWADRUPO, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Vooruit, CC Mechelen, Mu.Zee, De Studio, Handelsbeurs, Bozar, KVS, deSingel, Down The Rabbit Hole & C-Mine

A heartfelt thank you to all our distributors, interns & volunteers.