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Gaia: Luke Jerram


Luke Jerram was last at Freedom Festival with Lullaby in 2020 and was the artist behind the hugely popular Museum of the Moon in 2018; we are delighted that he is joining us in 2021 with his latest work GAIA.

Created from 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface the artwork provides the opportunity to see our planet, floating in three dimensions.

The installation aims to create a sense of the Overview Effectwhich 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.

For Freedom Festival, audiences will experience this amazing installation surrounded by trees (thanks to The Woodland Trust) with a bespoke soundscape.

During the Festival there will be a series of special events underneath GAIA. These include:

Freedom Sessions: Under Gaia. The Elements

Freedom Sessions: Under Gaia. The Broken Orchestra and Vicky Foster - Home

Freedom Sessions: Under Gaia. Piazzolla Seasons and a selection of movements from Vivaldi's Four Seasons

The Broken Orchestra and Westcott Primary Gaia podcast

Westcott Primary School Soundscape in response to Gaia

As part of our partnership with the Woodland Trust, they have produced a video to show the work they are doing across the north of England. You can see Northern Forest by clicking this link.


In addition there will be the culmination of a project based around climate change in association with Westcott Primary School and additional talks and local initiatives explored with our partners at Hull City Council's Environmental and Climate Change team

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