Sebastian Errazuriz To Live Stream Earth From Space with ‘blu Marble’
Sebastian Errazuriz, a Chilean artist and activist known for experimental approaches to artworks and furniture design, announced a new groundbreaking project featuring a live video stream of Earth. An impressive outdoor sculpture will feature the footage of the Earth from a NASA satellite in space. Titled blu Marble, the work is a 20-foot LED structure, with the ability to be seen day and night. Errazuriz and his team, along with the screen, created a bot which goes through live photographs from the satellite. Subsequently, the bot compiles these visuals using special software to create the live video sequence which is displayed onto the screen. Altogether the artwork is part of a new campaign, “Pledge World by blu.”
Errazuriz stated, “blu Marble is a reminder of our miraculously fragile existence. It places our very existence in perspective at a global level – as a tiny spec in space – beckoning us to live fully with awareness and mindfulness of our limited time on this vulnerable and beautiful planet.”
The artwork will go on display, outdoors, on March 13 at 159 Ludlow Street, accompanied by a private launch at the Richard Taittinger Gallery. For one night only, in cooperation with the New Museum, there will be a neighborhood display where blu Marble will transform the Manhattan Skyline. Further details can be found on Errazuriz’s website.