Gaia by Luke Jerram at The Collection

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Description

Gaia at The Collection Lincoln

5th March - 29th May 2022

Museum opening times: Thursday - Monday 10am - 4pm

Get ready to see the world at The Collection Museum. Explore our planet like never before with Gaia by Luke Jerram.

Visitors will be able to gaze upon the Earth as if from space, without ever having to leave the atmosphere. The awe-inspiring art installation, called Gaia, is by the same artist who brought the moon to The Collection in 2018, Luke Jerram.


Measuring six metres in diameter, the internally-lit sphere is 2.1 million times smaller than the real Earth. It has been recreated from 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth's surface and each centimetre of the sculpture represents 21km of our planet.

A specially made surround sound composition by BAFTA award winning Composer Dan Jones is played alongside the sculpture. In Greek Mythology 'Gaia' is the personification of the Earth. 

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.


Tickets

Entry to The Collection museum is free. You can either pre-book or turn up on the day. 


Find out more about the Gaia exhibition here.

Photo credits: http://my-earth.org/