Franchise Freedom AT NASA

Franchise Freedom is represented by Pace Gallery & THERME ART PROGRAM

For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, a custom edition of Franchise Freedom, lifted off at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex with a live music performance by Duran Duran. The Franchise Freedom performance marks a tribute to iconic shifts in technology, back then and now, that positively impact the evolution of mankind. 

Created with Intel® technology.

Franchise Freedom a flying sculpture 

Franchise Freedom is represented by Pace Gallery


Franchise Freedom - a flying sculpture by Studio Drift is a performative artwork at the interface between technology, science, and art. An autonomous flying swarm of 300 drones, Franchise Freedom exposes the tension between individual freedom and safety in numbers.  Music composed and played by Joep Beving.


Walkthrough Stedelijk Museum 'Studio Drift: Coded Nature'

Studio Drift: Coded Nature, showed an overview of 10 years exploring fluctuating relationships between nature, technology and mankind. In addition to early work, the exhibition featured new and previously unseen work. In total the presentation comprised eight room-filling installations, together with a selection of films, sculptures, prototypes and models. 

Stedelijk Museum, 25 April 2018 – 26 August 2018. Press release More information about the exhibition:


Short documentary Studio Drift: Coded Nature

We follow the Dutch duo Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta – the founders of Studio Drift – while they are preparing themselves for their first ever museum solo in the Netherlands. The exhibition Studio Drift: Coded Nature was on view in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam until August 26, 2018. Film by Xinix Films 


DRIFTER at the Armory show in New York



Drifter calls on the viewer to reconsider our relationship with our environment, which is often accepted as static and lifeless. 

Technology partner: SkySpirit



Tree of ténére IS REPRESENTED BY PACE GALLERY. Debut performance at BURNING MAN 2017


The Tree of Ténéré is an interactive light sculpture with 175.000 led's, referring to the strongest natural symbol of life flourishing in the most difficult circumstances. The Tree of Ténéré is a collaboration between Zachary Smith, Alexander Green, Mark C. Slee and Studio Drift. 




Meadow is an interactive site specific installation. Most man-made objects have a static form, while everything natural in this world including people, are subject to constant metamorphosis and adaptation to their surroundings. Meadow is the result of the question how an inanimate object can mimic those changes that express character and emotions.


Studio drift with Semblance selected as key innovators by AD

A film by James Harris / Jose Gomez for Architectural Digest 2016


Studio Drift's first major outdoor commission called Semblance. 14 falling and retracting pieces, dancing over 25 meters in the centre of London. Find them at Citizen M London Bridge.


The making of FLYLIGHT 

flylight is represented by carpenters workshop gallery


A film about how and why we create Flylight. This film shows the development and production of a commission in Miami.


IN 20 STEPS at the venice art biennale 

in 20 steps is represented by pace gallery


A film about Studio Drift exhibiting at ‘Glasstress 2015 Gotika’ at the Venice Biennale 2015. We presented our new site specific installation In 20 Steps on Murano at the Berengo Foundation curated by the State Hermitage Museum Sint Petersburg. An installation about understanding the human desire of Flight.


The making of Shylight at the rijksmuseum

Shylight is represented by pace gallery


A film about the creation and making of our Shylight installation in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam the Netherlands. 


the making of Fragile Future

Fragile future is represented by carpenters workshop gallery


A film about how and why we create Fragile Future. This film shows the production of our first ever museum piece. At MAD in New York.


Flylight at Pad Paris 2013

flylight is represented by carpenters workshop gallery


The Pavillion of Art+Design (PAD) commission, with the support of HSBC, Flylight, a work by Studio Drift for the entrance of PAD Paris 2013.