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Distance Meditation is a video series of individuals meditating on distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Similar to people situated within sociocultural structures, the identity of the single individuals (or single soundtracks) is influenced by the context in which they're placed. Engaging with the videos of "Distance Meditation" represents a hopeful vision of the future in which we interact and newly know our limits and selves within the whole.
Music by Michael John McKee
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Christopher Wright
All videos filmed with a smartphone
Concept by Michael John McKee
S C R E E N I N G S
M O D E L S
"Birds were singing on both sides of my head, in stereo, and I'm certain they were talking about me." —Michael John McKee
"I wanted to say hello to the birds and butterflies." —Paul DeHaven
"The flies kept me company and I was grateful to them." —Eileen Pfefferle
"I thought about science fiction plots." —Neil McCormick