Earth as Seen From Space in the Heart of NYC. New Installation from Chilean Artist12.03.2019
The monumental "Blu Marble" installation consists of a custom-built LED screen and an original piece of software that downloads satellite imagery of Earth from a NASA feed and then stitches them together to create the video displayed on the screen. The installation, which appeared on March 13 on a New York City street, was developed by Sebastian Errazuriz.
Built by Errazuriz and his team, the six-meter-tall installation aims to draw attention to environmental issues. The Chilean experimental artist also wanted his work to pay homage to mankind’s first Moon landing on the 50th anniversary of the historic event — "Blu Marble" is a direct reference to the legendary picture of the Earth taken on December 7, 1972 by the crew of Apollo 17 from around 29,000 kilometers away from the planet.
"Blu Marble" will be shown between two buildings at 159 Ludlow Street on New York City’s Lower East Side, around the clock, for a whole month. For one night, it will be moved and mounted on the façade of the cuboid stack-shaped building of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, as pictured on the visualizations below:
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