Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Blue pill-red pill



Blue Pill-red pill
2007
Vitrine 60x70x130cm
Mixed media
Pill shaped objects, hand sewed out of multiple blue and red soccer balls (logos removed), display with a movie dialogue quotation.

The name and its allegory “ Blue pill-red pill”, goes along with an text quotation, that I borrowed from “The Matrix”- an science fiction movie produced 1999, written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski.
The movie describes a future in which reality-as perceived by humans-is actually a simulated reality. The story’s protagonist that senses this illusion is on its search for truth and meets like-minded characters. One of them is the mysterious Morpheus which offers him the choice to swallow either a blue or a red pill in order of his persuade- the blue one to forget everything about his quest and the red one in order to proceed his search towards knowledge.

“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 l show you how deep
the rabbit hole goes.”

The allegory is also found in Charles Lutwidge Dodgson´s novel “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland” (1865) and the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit-hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures and in order to survive has to eat and drink multiple body and consciousness altering substances.

1 comment:

Sandra190171 said...

Hallo Tom !
Wurde von Sandra auf deine Seite aufmerksam gemacht.
Nicht Schlecht!
Manches kommt mir noch bekannt vor siehe Matrix,Am Anfang war das Feuer.
Mach weiter so!!
Gruß
Dirk Woolderink