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Gaia

July 19-August 14

Join us for Gaia, a touring installation by UK artist Luke Jerram, July 19–August 14.

Gaia is an internally-lit sculpture of the Earth featuring imagery from NASA’s Visible Earth project. At 23 feet in diameter, it presents the Earth at a scale 1.8 million times smaller than its real size. The work includes a surround sound composition by BAFTA award-winning composer Dan Jones.

The installation evokes the overview effect, a shift in awareness experienced by some astronauts during space flight. It’s an experience of awe, interconnection, and renewed responsibility to care for the planet.

We have extended hours! We’ll be open all day on Thursdays, 10 am–10 pm, throughout Gaia’s run!

About the artist

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. More at: http://my-earth.org/

Details

Start:
July 19
End:
August 14
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Website:
https://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/gaia/

Organizer

Bell Museum
Phone:
(612) 626-9660
Email:
bellinfo@umn.edu
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Venue

Bell Museum
2088 Larpenteur Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55113 United States
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612-626-9660
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