by Luke Jerram
Gaia at Symondsbury Estate
In Greek Mythology Gaia is the personification of the Earth. Enjoy contemplating this spectacular artwork in the tranquil woodland of Symondsbury Estate.
Measuring seven metres in diameter, Luke Jerram’s Gaia provides the opportunity to see our planet like never before, floating in three-dimensions.
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, you may gain a new perspective of your place on the planet; a sense that we are all connected and have a responsibility toward one another.
The installation creates a sense of the Overview Effect, which was first described by author Frank White in 1987. Experienced by astronauts, they describe this as feeling in awe of the planet, gaining a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.
A specially made surround sound composition by BAFTA award winning Composer Dan Jones is played alongside the sculpture.
If you are unable to attend, Gaia will be streamed via the festival Facebook page between 6.30pm and 9.30pm.