I was walking through the street in Central Jakarta, one of the five cities that make up the Special Capital Region of Jakarta. While walking, I often saw the entrance to the alley. It looked fun to walk down the cluttered alley when I looked inside. But I couldn't tell just by standing at the entrance if the alleyway led somewhere or if it only led to someone's house. As I like to walk through the alley, I have a hard time deciding whether it is safe or not to invade it.
This photo was also the entrance to such an unidentified alley. At the far end of the alley, I could see laundry hanging out to dry and miscellaneous items were placed by the entrance. As I entered, it looked like fun. But there was a man standing there. The man standing in the doorway, holding a piece of wood that had been placed aside, pondering. Maybe he was trying to do some bricolage.
In any case, standing solemnly at the entrance, it was difficult for a passerby to enter. I only took a photo of the man and continued down the main street to the next alley.
In the arts, bricolage (French for "DIY" or "do-it-yourself projects") is the construction or creation of a work from a diverse range of things that happen to be available, or a work constructed using mixed media. The term bricolage has also been used in many other fields, including anthropology, philosophy, critical theory, education, computer software, and business.
September 11, 2020
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