Appetite and ArtsKeele are so excited to be bringing Luke Jerram’s GAIA to Keele Chapel at Keele University from Saturday 6 November to Saturday 27 November. The artwork, which measures six metres in diameter, features 120dpi (Dots Per Inch) detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface*. GAIA provides the opportunity to see our planet on this scale, floating in three-dimensions.
The installation creates a sense of the Overview Effect, something astronauts often experience as they look down on the Earth from space. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, GAIA may give the viewer a new perspective of our place on the planet, reminding us how precious it is and that we all have a responsibility to protect it for future generations.
A specially made surround sound composition by BAFTA award winning Composer Dan Jones is played alongside the sculpture.
For Opening times and visitor information click here.
To see the full programme of events running alongside GAIA click here.
Information on access and transport can be found here.
Listen to a audio description of general information about Luke Jerram’s GAIA here.
See a BSL interpreted video guide to GAIA here.
*The Imagery for the artwork has been compiled from Visible Earth series, NASA.
Information on GAIA artist Luke Jerram
Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. Living in the UK but working internationally since 1997, Jerram has created a number of extraordinary art projects which have excited and inspired people around the globe. Jerram has a set of different narratives that make up his practice which are developing in parallel with one another. He is known worldwide for his large scale public artworks.
For further information on Luke’s work visit http://my-earth.org/
GAIA by Luke Jerram is presented by Appetite and ArtsKeele
Gaia was originally commissioned in partnership with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Bluedot and the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres. With supporting partners Culture Liverpool and Liverpool Cathedral.