"Art is the magic you can do with the Machine. Art is starting your shift very early after the Ajax game, looking at the trash everywhere and knowing that you will make it all disappear. Art is the team work. Art is the small conversations with people in the street"
After a week being gone both in our respective countries, we are back on track. We join the early shift to show that we are still part of the routines. The guys ask us how was it back home in Hungary and France. We talk about the culture there. Martin plays some Edith Piaf on his phone to show me that he knows some french songs and to make Ramazan listen. R is not really convinced. He likes better Aznavour.
We clean DeBanne as usual. With Rut and the older Martin we talk about Amsterdam North and how much it changed. People say that now all the yuppies have arrived here, all the "groen links people" came to live here. They say, in the past, people were more relaxed in North. Now people call the police when there are sounds. They want to live in a "calm place". They find it a pity. It is interesting for me to listen and to realise sadly that there is a gap that is not being bridged. I am thinking secretly that I am actually in between all these worlds. I voted groen links yet I understand them as well.
After this talks we start talking about Mothers. How were our mothers? A universal subject, everybody always have something to say about mothers.
We take this day to do our last interviews. We interview Gus and Fabian. Since Olivia doesn't have an Opvang or a babysitter yet, we have to take Bowie with us in our van. How sweet it is to see the reactions of the guys. While we do the talks, Ramazan transforms into a happy babysitter, holding Bowie all along and baby talking to him. We do a series a foto posing in front of the car and of the Machine to immortalised this moment.