Our role

Project development for DRIFT, we guided research, development and realisation of their concept for In 20 Steps for the Art Biennale 2015 in Venice. Toghether with the artists and their team, mechanical engineers, electronics experts and programmers we developed, produced and installed the installation within a challenging period of 8 weeks.

Concept

In 20 Steps by DRIFT is a site specific project that was part of the group exhibition ‘Glasstress 2015 Gotika’ during the Venice Biennale 2015 from 9 May – 22 November 2015.

The artwork is a tribute to the human desire to be able to fly, despite the force of gravity and the poetry of persistence in the face of adversity. Constructed of 20 delicate glass wings that represent all the different steps of flying in an abstract way.

Specs

In 20 Steps is a spatial, kinetic installation, constructed of 40 delicate glass wings that represent all the different steps of flying in an abstract way. At the same time, the piece captures flight in a single moment. The glass emphasizes the fragility of the movement and of nature itself. Simultaneously, the moving glass breaks the natural light in the space and reflects it in moving rays.

Publications

Credits

Glasstress 2015 Gotika, Palazzo Franchetti / Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti, Venice.

Photography by Juuke Schoorl

For more info:

www.studiodrift.com