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In 2002 the Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn, whose views on the multi-cultural society had gained him a lot of sympathy from voters that felt themselves neglected by the traditional political parties, was murderded by an environmental activist. The following year filmmaker Theo van Gogh who had been asked by Ayaan Hirshi Ali to make the movie Submission was murdered by a radical muslim.

These events, combined with the war in Iraq, created an atmosphere of radicalisation and extreme anxiety in our country. I felt that I had to document these facts, because in my opinion at the time, these years would in retrospect be decisive for the history of our country.

So over the course of two years, from 2003 to 2005, I made a series of 73 linocuts. I used scenes from everyday life in combination with big world politics, trying to build a document that would be of lasting value.
The series was shown in the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven in 2005.

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One Dead
On The Run (Now)
Eindhoven (Lakerlopen)
Asylum Seeker
Embrace
Boy With Gun
Man And Child
Soccerteam
Shopping
Baby
Man With Dog And Prisoners
Girls
Liberty Leads The People
Talk (Of The Town)
Seek Cover
Hands Up 2
Mourning
Room
Boys Attack One Dead On The Run (Now)
Eindhoven (Lakerlopen) Asylum Seeker Embrace Boy With Gun
Man And Child Soccerteam Shopping Baby
Man With Dog And Prisoners Girls Liberty Leads The People Talk (Of The Town)
Seek Cover Hands Up 2 Mourning Room

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