Experimental Chilean artist Sebastian Errazuriz will unveil a 20ft sculpture in Manhattan this week that live-streams the Earth from space.
The artwork is titled Blu Marble and goes on display from 13 March at 159 Ludlow Street. The project features an LED structure that will be suspended between two buildings on the vacant lot. A bot developed by Errazuriz’ studio will stitch together live satellite images from NASA, which will be displayed on the screen 24-7.
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‘Blu Marble is a reminder of our miraculously fragile existence,’ says Errazuriz. ‘It places our very existence in perspective at a global level – as a tiny spec in space – beckoning us to live fully with an awareness and mindfulness of our limited time on this vulnerable and beautiful planet.’
As part of the launch on 13 March, a ‘neighbourhood display’ will also be projected onto the New Museum.