DRIFT: choreographing the future

Together with Phaidon we present Drift: Choreographing the Future, the first book to explore the extraordinary world of DRIFT. Over the course of more than a decade, our uniquely immersive projects have been exhibited all over the world, offering meditative and poetic experiences to our audiences and addressing themes such as the relationship between the individual and the collective and the impact of technology in our society. This is the first book to explore our extraordinary world in depth. 

Conceived in close collaboration with Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta, this book spans 15 years of DRIFT’s practice. 240 coloured illustrations, along with writings on and by DRIFT, provide an unparalleled overview of our remarkable output. Featured projects include Franchise Freedom (2017), which saw the murmuration patterns of starlings transformed into an aerial performance by drones; Shylight (2006), kinetic lights that fold and bloom like flowers, mimicking the natural mechanism which allows certain plaints to open in daylight and close at night; and Drifter (2017), a concrete block capable of levitating in space. Our book’s publication is timed to coincide with a string of new projects and exhibitions opening in 2022.

Pre-order now: DRIFT, Choreographing the Future. Our book will ship from October 13th, 2022.


Format; Hardback

Size; 290 x 214 mm (11 3/8 x 8 3/8 in)

Pages; 240 pp

Illustrations; 200 illustrations

ISBN; 9781838661717