Unless you’re Richard Branson (or an Astronaut), it’s highly unlikely you’ve seen the Earth from above in all her magical, spherical glory.
Sidenote: how good would being an Astronaut be? Missed that opportunity but it doesn’t even matter thanks to something very special coming to Home of the Arts (HOTA) in October.
It’s called Gaia and it’s an artwork combining detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface complete with specially made surround sound composition by BAFTA award-winning composer Dan Jones.
Basically, UK multidisciplinary artist Luke Jerram has created a 3D version of the Earth and you can wander around it and experience the full expanse of our planet, right here on the Gold Coast.
How magical. And it’s free to view.
The installation will be suspended from HOTA’s Outdoor Stage from the 1st to the 11th of October and will be accompanied by a program of Wonder events including classical music, contemporary dance and talks from thought-leaders and we are VERY pumped about it.
Gaia captures the beauty and fragility of our planet in a time where people are overwhelmed and wondering what we can do to help, the captivating artwork offers a gentle space for reflection.
You can head in and sit on the lawn, enjoying the experience in your own time with your people or check out the performances on offer that respond to the wonder of the installation.
Jerram’s most recent installation Museum of the Moon, has been viewed by over three million people worldwide and was presented in Australia at the Commonwealth Games and recently at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum.
Unsure how he’s able to create such breathtaking artworks time and time again but we’re very happy he does.
Of the Gold Coast installation he says, “Gaia creates a sense of the Overview Effect, the experience 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, as felt by astronauts in outer space,”
Sign us up.
Gaia opens on the Gold Coast on the 1st October and runs until 11th October.
Don’t miss it.
LOCATION: Outdoor Stage, HOTA, 135 Bundall Road, Bundall
WHEN: 1st to 11th October 2020