Me and My Monkey Mind, Enter Your Peaceful MindBy ketupatkartini - Aug 2, 2017
As we close our eyes for a moment to get a break from various activities, many things often cross our minds. Various installments, unfinished office works, angry boyfriends/girlfriends, unaffordable sports cars and our children’s tuition fee that we use for other purposes and so on. These are the anxieties that we create for ourselves. They are called MONKEY MIND – it comes and goes, jumping around and filling in our heads.
For those who learn meditation, there are various things to overcome this MONKEY MIND. It can be by paying attention to our breath or imagining our favorite color until we find peace in our mind and free from the anxiety. This is an issue that we think is very important for urbanites. Why is it important? Peaceful mind will bring a stable emotion. Stable emotion is the capital for a productive life. Productivity is the keyword for people today. This work illustrates our efforts to overcome these anxieties. It’s not easy, but peaceful mind can be very uplifting and amazingly empowering.
You are fighting a war inside your head every single day. A war that is created by yourself. You can always end this war if only you are willing to let go and enjoy life even more.
How to enjoy this art installation
This Me and My Monkey Mind mega installation hanging conspicuously along 5 floors at the main atrium of Pacific Place Mall, Jakarta until July 30, 2017 in conjunction with the annual art fair, Art Jakarta 2017. To enjoy this art, step inside of the circle below each long tube, and take a peek of what's inside this Monkey Mind. You will cast aside the fear and insecurity which are clouding up your mind, and contemplate for a while.
Me and Monkey Mind installation is an ingenious piece from Indiguerillas, a prominent artist from Yogyakarta.