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GAIA by Luke Jerram

Next: Monday, July 4th, 2022

Runs until Sunday, July 10th, 2022 (See all dates)

9:30am - 5:00pm
The University Church Of St Mary The Virgin, Oxford, Oxford, OX1 4BJ

Gaia is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring six metres in diameter, Gaia features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface. The artwork provides the opportunity to see our planet on this scale, floating in three-dimensions. The installation (which was present at COP26) creates a sense of the Overview Effect, 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. The artwork also acts as a mirror to major events in society, providing the viewer with a new perspective of our place on the planet: a sense that societies of the Earth are all interconnected and that we have a responsibility toward one another. In Greek Mythology, Gaia is the personification of the Earth.

June 24 - July 10 2022
Monday - Saturday 9.30am-5pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm

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The University Church Of St Mary The Virgin, Oxford
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