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 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.
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
In addition there will be the culmination of a project based around climate change in association with Westcott Primary School.
Full details of these events will be released shortly.