BELLA GAIA – A Poetic Vision of Earth from Space
Science Centre Singapore cordially invites you to Science in the Café.
Date: Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Venue: The Newton Room, Science Centre Singapore
Speaker: Mr Kenji Williams, Creative Director & Music Producer, Remedy Arts LLC
Title of talk: BELLA GAIA - A Poetic Vision of Earth from Space
Bella Gaia (“Beautiful Earth”) is a ‘living atlas’ journey of our world, expressing the deeply moving beauty of planet Earth as seen through the eyes of astronauts. Created by award winning director and classically trained violinist, Kenji Williams, Bella Gaia features a 50-minute live performance by Kenji against a large-screen backdrop of orbiting visualizations of Earth from space: from fires in the Amazon basin to time-lapse images of Arctic ice melts, the stunning orbital imagery – rendered by SCISS' Uniview using data from NASA, provides an exquisite simulation of the astronaut's view from space. The performance also includes earthbound visitations from exotic Japanese temples to Egyptian pyramids, bringing a rich cultural dimension to the experience. Bella Gaia is a powerful entertainment and educational outreach vehicle for planetariums, science centres, universities, government agencies and other institutions that wish to convey a broader worldview that the destiny of humans and our planet Earth are inextricably linked.
In this café, Kenji will perform an abbreviated version (~10 minutes) of his beautiful creation, Bella Gaia. The short performance will be followed by a discussion about the background of his inspiration on Bella Gaia, and examples of the variety of uses for Bella Gaia, including science education. Time- permitting, Kenji will discuss his creative processes in this fusion of science and art. Movie clips may also be included in this café (time- and resource-dependent).
Attendance is free of charge but pre-registration is required.
Reservations are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis due to limited seating.
Please make your reservations online through http://www.science.edu.sg/ssc/CafeMain.htm
not less than 2 days before the café.
Please refer to the attachment Bella Gaia for more information.
You may also like to watch the trailer of Bella Gaia at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiI7vMbSpn8.