Gaia Exhibition in St Peter Mancroft, Norwich
Fri 1 Oct at 10.00 am - Sun 31 Oct at 5.00 pm
St Peter Mancroft Norwich, NR2 1QZ
See our lovely planet home as if from space.
Gaia is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring six metres in diameter and created from 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface the artwork provides the opportunity to see our planet, floating in three dimensions.
Whilst Gaia is with us, we will be holding a range of talks and actitivies focusing on the climate emergency and the environment.
Gaia aims to create a sense of the Overview Effect, first described by Frank White in 1987. Common features of the experience for astronauts are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.
The artwork also acts as a mirror to major events in society. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Gaia may provide students with a new perspective of our place on the planet; a sense that societies of the Earth are all interconnected and that we have a responsibility toward one another.
A specially made surround sound composition by BAFTA award winning Composer Dan Jones is played alongside the sculpture.