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DDW Ambassador Studio Drift gets solo exhibition in USA

05 September 2019

Studio Drift, Amplitude 2017, Installation Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij
From September 21, 2019 – April 26, 2020, DDW ambassador Studio Drift will have a solo exhibition in Mint Museum, Charlotte (North Carolina). The exhbition, called Immersed in Light, will be the first solo museum exhibition outside Europe by Studio Drift.

Immersed In Light

The breathtaking sculptures of Studio Drift explore the relationship between humanity, nature and technology. The exhibition in Charlotte (North Carolina) will feature five works by Studio Drift.

Mint Museum exhibits, a.o., the Fragile Future 3 light installation — a reflection of light as the basis of all life — made from hundreds of tiny dandelion seeds that have been hand-glued, seed by seed, onto LED lights and held together by bronze electrical circuits. Nearby will be Amplitude, an installation made of 20 large but delicate glass wings that move smoothly to suggest a giant bird in flight.

The exhibition will also include two video rooms, one of which will feature Drifters, an escapist film by Studio Drift and Sil van der Woerd that showcases a floating block of concrete as it searches for its origin in the Scottish Highlands. The other video space will feature the documentary film version of Franchise Freedom, the performance piece that debuted during Art Basel/Design Miami 2017, came to life again during Burning Man 2018, and was recently showcased at NASA's Rocket Garden. Franchise Freedom consists of 600 Intel drones soaring through the night sky, as they fluidly simulated the flight patterns of starlings. Several drones will be installed overhead to add to the exhibition experience.

Check Dutch Culture USA for more information.