Would you like to see the Gaia exhibition the Luke Jerram Moon? There are lots of events in London and all around the world to enable you to see this spectacle. The Gaia World installation is a touring artwork designed by Luke Jerram.
The installation aims to create a sense of the Overview Effect. The Overview effect is an experience that astronauts feel when they see the Planet from space.
This is an amazing sight to see which also has a specially made surround sound composition by BAFTA award winning composer Dan Jones played along side the exhibit. The sculpture is a great artwork to visit for adults and children.
What is the Gaia Luke Jerram Moon all about?
The world globe exhibit of Luke Jerram is almost like a science experiment. But while being a spectacular look at our world, Gaia also delivers a very serious message.
Gaia creator Luke Jerram said: “The Gaia Earth artwork was made to communicate a sense of the fragility of our planet.
“We need to wake up and change our behaviour. Society needs to quickly make the changes necessary to prevent runaway climate change”
What is the Overview effect ?
This Overview effect was first described by author Frank White in 1987 saying it gave a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life. When astronauts saw Earth from afar for the first time, they described a cognitive shift in awareness after seeing the planet “hanging in the void.”
Some say “It’s the uncanny sense of understanding the “big picture,”
How big is the Jerram Moon exhibit?
The specatular earth globe measures seven metres in diameter. It was created from 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface seen from space. The stunning artwork provides the opportunity to see our planet from all sides floating in three dimension as an astronaut would see it. Whats more the Globe world exhibition has been set up in spectacular locations all over the world which really show it off to its full potential.
The art work is 1.8 million times smaller the the real Earth. The first time the Earth was seen in it’s entirety was in 1972 on the first space mission of NASA’s Apollo 17.
“I wanted to make Gaia as authentic and realistic as possible to give the public the opportunity to see how our planet looks from space” Luke Jerram
Where is the giant globe in London?
There are plenty of dates coming up in the Uk and all over the world. You can find out where the Giant Globe of the Gaia world exihibit is heading next on the Exhibition website.
It has already been shown in some stunning locations such as the Painted hall of the Royal Navy College in London. It was also shown at The Eden Project in Cornwall UK and even the Mattatoio in Rome. Over the coming years Gaia will be presented in art exhibitions, science, music and light festivals around the world. We saw the Gaia Globe at the Church in Shepards Bush.
The Gaia Dates left for the UK 2022 this year are;