Luke Jerram’s is being brought to Keele Chapel at Keele University by arts organisation Appetite and the University’s arts programme, ArtsKeele this November.
Created by artist Luke Jerram, who’s Museum of the Moon was in situ at Kings Hall in 2018, GAIA is a breathtaking installation that features 120dpi (Dots Per Inch) detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface.
The installation will give audiences the opportunity to see the Earth as it might be seen from space, also known as the Overview Effect. This new perspective of the planet allows the audience to think about their place on the planet and remind them of the responsibility that people have to protect it.
Appetite Director Gemma Thomas says “We hope that, following the past year, GAIA might be able to provide audiences with a new perspective of our place and relationship with the planet whilst enjoying the piece in Keele Chapel, a stunning space where we will also be hosting a programme of events and in a way that GAIA can be enjoyed and appreciated.”
Playing alongside the installation will be a surround sound composition created by award-winning Composer Dan Jones with a full programme of events set to be announced to take place beneath the stunning spectacle.
The artwork, which measures six metres in diameter, can be seen at Keele Chapel on the Keele University campus from Saturday 6 to Saturday 27 November.
Audience members will be able to visit GAIA Monday to Friday by dropping in on a first come first served basis and weekend audiences being able to book a free slot online.
There will also be a programme of surrounding events to complement the installation that audiences will be able to purchase tickets for, full details of which will be announced soon.
The installation of GAIA coincides with the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), providing a timely reminder to exhibition visitors of the challenges the planet is currently facing.
For more information and to book tickets, visit the ArtsKeele website.