Watch a video of the performance of Studio Drift's FRANCHISE FREEDOM, which debuted with at Art Basel Miami Beach in December 2017. An autonomous flying swarm of 300 drones, FRANCHISE FREEDOM exposes the tension between individual freedom and safety by numbers, and represents the first time that a natural phenomenon was imitated by machines working with decentralized algorithms at this scale.
FRANCHISE FREEDOM, a flying sculpture by Studio Drift in partnership with BMW, in Miami Beach In celebration of Art Basel in Miami Beach, Studio Drift, Faena, Future\Pace, and BMW will present FRANCHISE FREEDOM, a performative artwork at the interface between technology, science, and art. An autonomous flying swarm of 300 drones, FRANCHISE FREEDOM exposes the tension between individual freedom and safety by numbers. The work is inspired by the spectacle of starlings clustering together in m
At booth 530, Pace will feature a new site-specific installation titled Drifter (2017) by Studio Drift as part of the Future\Pace program. Measuring 5 x 2.5 x 2.5 meters, Drifter represents the primary element by which our modern world is constructed—a cube. In addition, Studio Drift has partnered with Artsy and Microsoft HoloLens to create an immersive mixed reality experience, which will be on view at Artsy's booth at The Armory Show. For more information, visit Artsy's website. Studio D
FUTURE\PACE introduces a pioneering approach to commissioning major artworks in the public realm. Collaborating with innovative artists, The New Makers, Future\Pace will re-examine the role of public art, architecture, urban planning and regeneration. The ‘gallery without walls’ will add new layers of meaning and wonder to the built environment and public realm. Read more from the New Makers manifesto here. #FUTUREPACE
Established by Pace London President Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst and Futurecity Founder Mark Davy, the new venture will offer a pioneering approach to commissioning art ‘in the public realm’. The partnership builds on the expansive and important histories of both Pace and Futurecity, bridging Pace’s extensive global resources with Futurecity’s innovative approach to developing large scale commissions for artists in the public realm. Future\Pace will explore a world where the interchange of di
Pace Art + Technology is pleased to announce its representation of Studio Drift, the Amsterdam-based collective whose work explores the relationship between nature and technology. Studio Drift is currently exhibiting its large-scale installation In 20 Steps at the Armory Show at Pier 94. The work was featured in Glasstress, an exhibition presented by the Hermitage Museum on the island of Murano in conjunction with the 2015 Venice Biennale. In 20 Steps consists of forty brass-tipped glass bars