Meditation Remediation

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A Ship in the Woods, Escondido, CA January 2019

In this interactive photo project I ask participants to take a selfie such that the details of their face fill most of the frame. The rules are simple: Make sure the lighting is not too dramatic; try not to pose, grin, smirk, or make other facial gestures. The purpose of the photograph is to document your face before you have meditated. After a 10-minute guided meditation, I ask participants to make a second selfie of their faces. We consider the making of the self portrait as an act of archiving how we look before and after meditation.

This is an ongoing project. It started for the “Grey Matter” exhibit at A Ship in the Woods in Escondido, California in January 2019.