Meditation Ocean Constellation

Six-channel video installation with ambient score, guided meditations, seating, public programming

67 minutes, looped

Meditation Ocean has a dedicated website. Click here to view.

Meditation Ocean works for human and more-than-human well-being through oceanic meditation and responsive terrestrial action. An accessible "indoor ocean," M.O. is a video installation, a place to gather, focus, or rest, and a catalyst for public engagement—all supported by the installation's "immersed" oceanscape and sound environment. The project foregrounds the interdependence of individual and communal healing and the nonduality of the social and the environmental.

In M.O. Turtlegrass Meadow, the premiere iteration of the project, a group of eight divers spent four days in Biscayne National Park in the Florida Keys. Experimenting with notions of buoyancy and what they offer to terrestrial concepts of “grounding” in meditative practice–along with new modes of weightless embodiment–the divers rose from the seabed to float in meditation. This “underwater meditation retreat” was both a live experience and a video production.

M.O. launched with an exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, from February–July 2023, with plans being made for touring. The project’s far-flung oceanscape catalyzed a series of workshops, events, and programming connected to hyperlocal issues, which you can read more about at the link below.

Meditation Ocean is supported by the Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Studio Program and Artist Residency Award in Film/Video.

Read about Meditation Ocean in Artforum and the exhibition's Gallery Guide.

Follow progress on Instagram @meditation_ocean.

The M.O. Turtlegrass Meadow score is now an album. You can listen here.