"Life was a meaningless string of random incidents”(Orhan Pamuk)
A year ago, I took a spontaneous turn in my life; leaving my 9-to-5 job as a lifestyle writer in a media in Jakarta and decided to pursue my passion. I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do (except for my lifetime dream of having a bookstore and my excitement in art) but I know what I don't want to do (sitting in front of the wall-facing desk for 8 tormenting hours doing all the routine, hating the Mondays, and worshiping weekends..argh!). A day after resigned from that job, I celebrated it by visiting the neighboring city and let my boots (the same one I'm wearing in this post) lead me to any twist and random turn of the road.
That was a year before; and that's when I first visit Selasar Sunaryo Art Space only to find myself fell in love with the vibe, instantly. Right there and then, I knew I would someday work for this art space.
Now, I reside in Bandung from September to December; working for an art exhibition in this gallery and having fun as much as I can~ that means numerous visit to other galleries and art scenes, travelling back and forth from Bandung to Jakarta and Jogja every now and then, and the best part is: it feels like I am in a holiday where I can both have relaxing time and learning new things. Funny how a 10-to-5 job in this art space actually feels like a holiday compared to my 24-hours job as a business owner back in Jogja. And guess what, as much as I miss my busy-happy time in Lir, I enjoy both!
I am still more or less of an in-betweens in the art world, I graduated from marketing and business management; and art was 'only' my wonderland when I first jumped into the rabbit hole in 2008 by incident ~it still is right now. Well.. serendipity, incident, fate, or whatever it is..I'm enjoying the ride.
“Everything is more complicated than you think. You only see a tenth of what is true. There are a million little strings attached to every choice you make; you can destroy your life every time you choose. But maybe you won't know for twenty years. And you'll never ever trace it to its source. And you only get one chance to play it out. Just try and figure out your own divorce. And they say there is no fate, but there is: it's what you create."
― Charlie Kaufman, Synecdoche, New York: The Shooting Script
(This picture is Dito's favorite and that's the only reason why I put it up here.. lol!)
Boots / Garage Shop
Legging and Belt / Random
Polkadots Oversize Shirt / Thrifted in Bandung
Pocket Watch and Bag / Thrifted in Singapore
All the pictures were taken in Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung; by Dito Yuwono