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The accompanying soundtrack is a modified version of a section of 'Under Stars II' from the Apollo Atmospheres & Soundtracks by Brian Eno, 1983.

Installed often high into the wall (square format screen)
Duration: 3.20 minutes

Blue Marble (Sample)

 

Blue Marble

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The Face of The Earth, Poster edition, 2011

Blue Marble is a digital animation which takes as its starting point an image so widely appropriated as to have been almost severed from its source. A photograph of Earth, alone in space, was shot in 1972 by the crew of the Apollo 17 and has subsequently changed our perception of the planet.

It has since provided a backdrop for countless acts of imaginative projection, being pressed into service through the production of thousands of symbols and logos representing the widest variety of activities, organisations and political, social or environmental causes. Blue Marble consists of 1,500 of such impositions onto the original iconic picture.