Sophia Samantha Sammy Jo (Tracing the Mother Key), 2010

Tracing the Mother Key

Film, Photography

April 9—May 14 2010
City Council
Amsterdam Zuidoost

Supported by
Stadsdeel Zuidoost

From 2007 to 2009 I worked in a studio in the Southeast suburban area of Amsterdam on the ground floor of a typical Bijlmer ‘honey comb’ high-rise building. Witnessing the intricate choreographed game of dealing, I got to know some of the ‘junkies’ who lived in a housing project called ‘Domus’. Homeless drug users with a lot of ‘police encounters’ are offered a room and treatment program by The Salvation Army.

From the text Dancers and Runners / Tracing the Mother Key

Morpheus: ‘Do you believe in fate, Neo?’
Neo: ‘No.’
Morpheus: ‘Why not?’
Neo: ‘Because I don’t like the idea that I am not in control of my life.’
Morpheus: ‘This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.’
From the film The Matrix (1999), Wachowski brothers

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Sabine (Tracing the Mother Key), 2010