Luke Jerram was last was 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 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 including an especially commissioned performance by The Broken Orchestra, and the culmination of a project based around climate change in association with Westcott Primary School.
Dates and ticketing details for these extra events will be released over the coming weeks.
At Hull Minster we have strong artistic roots with 700 years of cultural and artistic tradition. We encourage artists and performers as well as cultivating participation in the arts for city centre communities.