Gaia at Millennium Point
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What is Gaia?
Gaia was formulated by Luke Jerram, who is a British installation artist. He creates sculptures, large installations, and live arts projects.
The unique installation features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s Surface on a globe measuring seven metres in diameter. The artwork is 1.8 million times smaller than the real Earth with each centimetre of the internally lit sculpture describing 18km of the Earth’s surface.
By standing 211m away from the artwork, visitors will be able to see the Earth as it appears from the moon. The installation creates a sense of the ‘Overview Effect’, which was first described by author 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.
From Tuesday 1st February until Monday 28th March 2022, a spectacular installation will allow visitors to Millennium Point a chance to see the Earth as it appears from space. Gaia, a touring artwork by artist Luke Jerram, will be in place at our landmark Curzon Street site where visitors can enjoy the breath-taking experience.
We will also have a spectacular line up of events taking place during Gaia’s showcase. To register your interest and receive the latest news, please click below.
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