Photography: blu Marble
Sebastian Errazuriz is a New York-based artist, designer and activist best known for creating interdisciplinary, experimental works. His latest installation, “blu Marble” is a 20-foot LED structure depicting a live stream of Earth from space through the use of a bot that stitches together live photos of the planet taken from a NASA satellite — and in real time. Visible by day and night, the piece is designed to invite passerby in Manhattan’s Lower East Side to consider their presence in a form and scale that’s never experienced before by the average person. Ultimately, the hope is that the piece will offer a new perspective on our existence and inspire humanity to make a positive change.
“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 an awareness and mindfulness of our limited time on this vulnerable and beautiful planet,” explains Errazuriz on his website.
The other day, I was in the area to catch up-and-coming Tulsa, OK-born, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter and pop artist AMES at Ludlow House when I remembered that I was only a few doors down, so I checked out Errazuriz’s new installation. Check out a few photos below.