A LIGHT INSTALLATION COMBINING NATURE AND TECHNOLOGY
With Fragile Future III, DRIFT fuses nature and technology into a multidisciplinary light sculpture. The project is a critical yet utopian vision on the future of our planet, wherein two seemingly opposite evolutions have made a pact to survive.
Materials: Phosphorusbronze, LED’s, real Dandelion seeds.
FRAGILE FUTURE IS REPRESENTED BY CARPENTERS WORKSHOP GALLERY
The sculpture consists of three-dimensional bronze electrical circuits connected to light-emitting dandelions. The sculpture can go on endlessly as new circuits can always be added. It contains real dandelion seeds that were picked by hand and glued, seed by seed, to LED lights. This labour-intensive process is a clear statement against mass production and throwaway culture. Are the rapid technological developments of our age really more advanced than the evolution of nature, of which the dandelion is such a transient and symbolic example? And how could those two evolve together?
DRIFT proposes a vision of that future in her own signature aesthetics: a distinct mix between high-tech and poetic imagery in which light functions as a symbolic and emotional ingredient. Fragile Future III conveys, and elicits, emotion while simultaneously referring to the fact that light lies at the basis of all life.