Among the distorted society and reflection of humans in capitalism world, the advanced science and technology have been developed for our convenience and easy to access lives. We may recognize and sense that sometimes we blindly over consume and become unaware of the facts that really matter. Being greedy to have and greedy to be misled us in the illusion world. We have made happiness out of materialization, definition, experience and artificial thoughts which are caused by material wealth, reputation, compliment, position, responsibility, movies, food, gambling, lottery, human, etc. these things are imagination. These factors cause people to see the world and lives of themselves and others in the society differently and sometimes their behavior and reactions are more into just their own benefit. Because if we cannot consciously control and wisely consider when we want to be equal, desire to have and to be something, we will be deceived by appearance and finally lose humanity in the world where “sight” matters more than heart. The things that most attach benefits from human are “illusion”. Sometimes they affect how we see the world and devalue humanity in human beings. For example, in some society, each individual might be lost and lose themselves when we worry too much about being called an odd. Following the crowd because we’re afraid is the main reason that causes human in the crowd utterly change their behaviors. Many people go wild, they come bad, vandal or even cruel, just because they’re scared of others, especially those who are more powerful or higher position. They are not willing to take it or be called an odd. This fear can radically influence the society and national level (Normative Influences) since human are social animals, after all, the result of the decision goes to what majority agree.
Another example is the matter of speaking or communication is very important. In the globalization era, we can record video, speech and post on YouTube or various forms of social media and share immediately, we can also talk to people on the other side of the world by clicking a few buttons. Moreover, everyone in any career has to communicate, whether to customers, boss, subordinate and coworker. And in everyday life, we always have to talk to family, close friend. So "Art of Speech" is extremely important in order to bring happiness and success in life. Buddha had given examples for us which are easy to understand. The principle is that our thoughts are the comparison of our shadow that follows us everywhere even in the dark. Good thoughts lead to good life, in contrast bad thoughts lead to bad life.
Therefore, starting point of this series was created from the doubt of process of human mind. Individuality and identity are all different. The behaviors are expressed communicate from consciousness and subconscious, result in having positive and negative mentalities which might be caused by different genetics and discipline from parents. As a result, we look at the world differently have different beliefs, thoughts, memories and mindsets. There are thousands of emotions in our mind for instance love, greed, anger, passion, loneliness, sadness, boring, grumpy fear and etc., some of them can’t even be described in words. These emotions are expressed as our behaviors differently, sometimes we don’t express exactly how we feel or how we want to. Messages are the reflection of people in the society, relationship between people and limits of the society with the expression of speech, thoughts and actions which represent the person. Even the way people listen represents them. If you “judge” when you listen, the only thing you hear is the sound from identity within you. One Buddhist principle mentioned that “repeated thoughts become words, repeated words become actions, repeated actions become innate characters”.
So the point of not being under any kind of influence is “seeing through” or “being conscious”. When we’re conscious, we know who we are. Observing yourself is the basic thing that human should do, checking your consciousness, kindness, sympathy, wisdom, ability. Moreover if we learn more in the mind. We will be comprehend others more than ever. When we learn to work with our own minds, modulate and deeply find balance of life, it will change habits and behaviors. Then we can filter the real happiness by ourselves, for relationships and society, and make the world a better place.
The thing I learned and sensed from this material world as a reflection of human identity is that somehow we blindly consume amount of unnecessary utility or additional bit of satisfaction. These things are some kind of illusion that decreases humanity in human and shapes their view to become as small as just their self-interest.
Being someone in this material world, you are defined by the way you consume and purchase. In this society, a person might have to lose the identity or something they’re used to do, in order to be accepted for his or her existence. Since human are social animals, they always want to have and want to become equal because they are attached to the illusional standard that the society has set for them.
Exist, know the value but meaningless. However, all these materials are not rooted within our mind, thus make us lose the heart and soul of humanity. There are lots of odds in our mind for instance love, greed, anger, passion, loneliness, sadness, positivity and negativity. We might be able to comprehend some parts of them, but not all of them. And once you lose your self identity, you will become the victim of this dominating power. Above all, the nonmaterial thing that we need to comprehend and be grateful for is ‘the world in our mind’.
Oct-Nov 2015 Playa Artists Residency Program (Summer Lake, Oregon, USA)
When we spend times with a certain thing for a while, our mind will automatically attach to its details, background, identity and the people related. It is hard for us to forget what we had done either with pleasure or with pain, or it is not easy for us to forget what has given us a special chance or value as well as what has given us pain or bad luck. Times passed by, and we had stopped doing that thing for a long time.
However, we still remember it so well. Looking back into the past, such beautiful pleasure - filled memories can reflect into our inwards eyes clearly. Our heart can feel those joyful moments, and our ears can hear its happy call. Sometime when we come across similar event, situation, place, or person, these things can remind us either blissful or miserable experiences that we had got in the past. Memories are always with us for a long time, even though we have departed ourselves from those things for years. It’s wonderful that those “memories” can affect our life and our future. This supports a belief which explains that “mind does matter than materials, mind is the only truth.”
Every man has his own memories, both good and bad ones. These memories are kept underneath man’s unconsciousness. When something stimulates those memories and bring man into the situation which is familiar to what had happened in the past, those memories will be risen up and do its job which due to the circumstance that one had got involve.
Methodology and Detail of the Project
Everything in this world is uncertainty and it will be shown us changes when time passed. Our thoughts, in long period of life time, has created human memory which is mixed and heaped by our emotion from time to time through things what we love, what we feel engage, what we have seen or feel familiar until it became unclear memory in our subconscious.
I study the method to present art through the demonstration human attitude from their deeply memory with emotional attached to the object. I used various working methodology to explain stories of human memory and match with the thoughts and sense of feeling by using different kind of objects to compare and link with those thoughts in order to demonstrate them to the audience.
The subconscious fear, a state of mind which was conditioned from feeling afraid of being departed or separated; Lives, events, or anything on earth are unsecured. It starts and then ends; meets and then departs. The implementation of familiar materials used in everyday life linked with the concept of self- dissimulation were used to figurate the state of mental distortion.
To reveal the unpleasant feeling of fears that occurs and is unconsciously stored in human minds. People have different fears, depending on the stimulated experiences that impacted their frightened perception. An unpleasant perception, for example, lead to feeling of fears and stored in humans’ mind. Some people fear animal, certain objects or darkness. Fear is occurred from humans’ imagination and perception. Human create their own fear, and such fear control those peoples’ mind unlimitedly and unreasonably. People might get ready to do anything they could to avoid facing with whatever they are afraid of.
In Thailand, when we think of a buffalo; we think about a big black creature. In addition, when we say something bad to someone else; we compare that person as a stupid buffalo. Even Thai’s expression and idiom still show that buffaloes are stupid. Actually buffaloes are a beautiful creature. They are nice and diligent. So, the artist wants to change their characteristics, attitude, and value of them, to be nice, beautiful, warm, general animal. Imaginations of buffaloes’ characteristics are imagined by the artist.
I love the countryside living style, it is unambitious. Everyone smile, they are nice and friendly. It is warm and lively atmosphere, so it makes me impressed of the countryside life. This is the dream of my countryside life, mixing with my imagination.