In less than a month, 100,000 people have already viewed the earth sculpture created together with EOC at Gasometer Oberhausen. The current exhibition, “Nature‘s Wonders”, has thus broken all attendance records to date and was launched with more success than any previous Gasometer exhibition.
The new exhibition opened its doors on Friday, 11 March. It tracks growth and development on our planet and shows the intelligence and variety of animal and plant life in some 150 photographs by renowned and award-winning photographers from all over the world. Excerpts from the internationally acclaimed and likewise award-winning BBC series “Planet Earth” intensify the powerful effect of the photos. Artefacts and specimens offer insights into the diversity of natural science collections.
The highlight of the “Nature‘s Wonders” exhibition is our Living Planet itself, the earth. In the huge interior of the Gasometer our cosmic home is brilliantly brought to life suspended as a 20 meter diameter globe in the Gasometer’s 100 meter high airspace. Viewers experience fascinating changes in the atmosphere at the transition from day to night and as the seasons change. Finally, a trip in the glass panorama elevator up to the roof of the Gasometer presents a view of our home planet otherwise seen only by astronauts.
For the earth sculpture a fifteen-minute animation of satellite images with a resolution of 58 million pixels, seven times more than a digital cinema projection, was created at EOC.