It has been quite some time since we last met in between the digital pages of the IBCoMagazine. How have you been? Had loads of fun over the summer, I hope. How did you spend the waning days of August, before packing your bags and setting oﬀ from wherever your vacation might have taken you? You and I are both migratory birds of the same ﬂock, converging into our little nests away from home at the onset of autumn. You've changed, yet stayed the same, and so have we. As always, the new academic year bears this change with it - the coming of a new editorial board and of a new magazine team. But behind these unfamiliar faces lie the same dreams, the same driving principles that have propelled our grand collection of creative bits and bobs we so dearly call the IBCoMagazine. To show our artistic vision and our team members' imaginative expressionism, we have laboured to construct a wonderful tableau of feelings and emotions.
As warm, sunny afternoons turn into chilly, early evenings, so do we turn deeper into ourselves, diving "Into the Depth" of our nightly visions, our weaknesses and strengths, our attachments, and our diﬀerences. Dancing to the lyrics of our thoughts, having a dialogue with a dead psychoanalyst, or connecting etymology with emotion are just some of the avenues bravely travelled by our artists. An eclectic assemblage of interpretations awaits as we usher you into a journey down the winding paths of the soul. When you reach into the depths, don't be afraid to see, and touch, and breathe, and feel.
The coldness of winter now dawns on us, but with our inner warmth ignited by the creativity of our members, we are sure to be ﬁne. All that's left is to look ahead to the future and get back to the drawing board, in order to prepare the best there is for none other than yourself :D
On behalf of the editorial board, Victor Mihai Vencsel
but also into the depth of explanation and interpretation on why certain things in the movie are structured like that. Cinema into the depth, guides us beyond the image, the sound or the special eﬀects. It shows the invisible things that our daily life cannot see with our bare eyes. I will introduce the concept of “mise-en-scéne” - which is the concept of arranging certain factors in visual art (speciﬁcally cinema), and why it guides us deeper into the world of motion pictures.
According to National Geographic, over 80% of our oceans have not yet been discovered. When I think about depth, my mind immediately goes to this fact. The depth of our very familiar oceans is so immeasurable that we have had better luck with space exploration. There is something about this that is slightly unnerving. While, yes, this could be seen as a phobia; there is more to it than meets the eye. Oceans are quite vast, but it is their depth that makes it relatively unsafe for the average human to explore. The fear of the unknown in natural phenomenon is a legitimate one, it is a marker of our humanity. Our incapability of exploring something that is so thoroughly deep and unknown has not hindered humanity from ﬁnding other ways to tackle what lies within our seas though. Scientists constantly try to use machines to venture deeper into the ocean. While diﬃcult, the danger of depth is not impenetrable. There is great triumph and beauty in tackling depth; it represents the sheer perseverance of the human spirit in the face of the unknown!
When I heard that the theme of this issue would be “into the depth” a clear dream-like visual started forming in my head: there is a huge ocean in a really foggy location, where everything is warm and relaxing, but also new and lowkey scary. I linked it to the idea of diving into the depths of your own mind to explore yourself: everything is warm and comforting because you are alone on a self-discovery trip, meaning that you get to be your truest self, but at the same time there is a mystery element, a certain thrill of diving deeper into the unknown and unveiling new layers of your mind that lay undiscovered. Once you are here in this Neverland, the only thing left to do is sit back and enjoy the show your mind provides.Designed by Monique van Daalen