Gaia, the artist Luke Jerram’s stunning Earth installation, is being hosted at Grimsby Minster from 10 November – 11 December.
Measuring seven metres in diameter, Gaia features detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface. The artwork provides the opportunity to see our planet on this scale, floating in three-dimensions.
In Greek Mythology Gaia is the personification of the Earth and this spectacular 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.
A specially made surround sound composition by BAFTA award winning Composer Dan Jones is played alongside the sculpture.
Gaia also acts as a mirror to major events and is presented by The Culture House as part of Our Future Starts Here.
Our Future Starts Here explores issues of our time, spanning people, place and planet and is helping to highlight Grimsby’s place in the world as a world-leading green energy hub.
Gaia’s wraparound programme includes theatre, live music, talks and more, while highlighting Grimsby’s global connections and its home-grown creative talent with bookings opening soon.