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Visit a stunning new perspective of Planet Earth at Exeter Cathedral

Published: 26 January 2023

Gaia will be at Exeter Cathedral

A striking perspective of our planet by artist Luke Jerram is going on display at Exeter Cathedral in February.

Luke’s famous installation Gaia features a surround sound composition by BAFTA award-winning composer Dan Jones and will be exhibiting at the Cathedral from 1 February to 27 February.

Following the artist’s hugely successful Museum of the Moon installation at Exeter Cathedral in February 2022, it is now hosting the artist’s next artwork Gaia throughout February.

Measuring seven metres in diameter and suspended inside the nave of Exeter Cathedral, Gaia features high-resolution NASA imagery of Earth’s surface with specially-composed surround sound.

It creates a sense of the ‘Overview Effect’, first described by author Frank White in 1987. Common features of this 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.

Gaia has been created in partnership with the Natural Environment Research Council, Bluedot and the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres.

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