Right in the centre of Seoul, DRIFT is exhibition a series of works and unveils new artworks. The exhibition takes place at the contemporary art space Storage by Hyundai Card. The works that are magnificently installed are Fragile Future, Amplitude and Shylight. The exhibition is on view until April 16, 2023
In the series Materialism there are four new works added, which are debuting in Seoul. Materialism is the ongoing research project in which DRIFT deconstructs familiar objects of which they tend to only consider their function. By ‘de-produces’ the produced, DRIFT tries to visualise how much of the matter whiten these objects are extracted from the earth. For these new artworks a Barbie, a Gameboy, a game and a bag of South-Korean Shin-Ramyun noodles were deconstructed.
In the exhibition there is also a series called Making of, which provides an in-depth survey of DRIFT’s practice through an archive presentation to embrace the artist’s effort by presenting the process of their engineering thinking that leads to nature.
For the 59th Venice Biennale, DRIFT performs their first-ever indoor aerial drone performance, called Social Sacrifice. This new performance is inspired by the collective intelligence and cooperation exhibited by schools of fish when facing a predator and highlights the way this kind of adaptive swarming behaviour leads to successful problem solving in uncertain circumstances.
Co-commissioned by Aorist and TBA21-Academy’s Ocean Space, Social Sacrifice animates a flying school of A.I. fish that “swim” through the Church of San Lorenzo every evening from April 20 till May 1, 2022. Flying overhead above the audience, the drones dance and battle one another, their movements accentuated through light and colour. Each drone has its own light source, with the “predator drones” represented in red and the school of fish represented in white, and the intensity of these lights are influenced by the density of the group—brighter and stronger when closer together, fainter and weaker when more diffuse. The performance soundtrack is composed by artist and musician Don Diablo.
Produced by Drone Stories and SKYMAGIC
Commissioned by Aorist. Book tickets; link.
A solo exhibition with new and recent work includes sculptures from the Materialism series exploring the raw materials that make up everyday objects. The exhibition runs from Nov 5 – Dec 18, 2021