February 17 Meditation (Marc Loths)

February 17 Meditation (Marc Loths)

February 17 Meditation (Marc Loths)

Marc Loths tweeted, today, about his Meditation:

The intro text for this Meditation is half in English and half in German. I don’t know where Marc is from, but his Twitter bio suggests that he lives in New Zealand, a place I cannot imagine feeling like home if only because it is so far away from my own. If he moved there from a German-speaking country, that would certainly account for the “at home in two places” (“daheim in zwei orten”) feeling he describes.

The Meditation is a kaleidoscope. Move the mouse in any direction and the image will shift in different ways. Much of what you can find is dark (and I turned my brightness all the way up), but there are areas of brightness and detail, including one part that suddenly appears to sprout a room full of boxes.

Placing the centre of the image – around which everything twists and reflects – away from the centre of the screen makes everything feel that much more disorientating. I’m not sure how well this reflects the experience of feeling at home in two places (or, in fact, nowhere), because I only feel at home in one. But the kaleidoscope effect is clever, and I would like to see more like it.