Flylight Studio Drift
“People find the time to look at art within a gallery setting, but the world is one big exhibition if you only care to look” Lonneke Gordijn. In their sensational installations, Studio Drift explores the links between humans, nature, and technology. A new mesmerizing installation by the designers is displayed in the ‘Designers meet Van Gogh’ exhibition, at Het Noordbrabants Museum, the Netherlands.
In honour of the 125th memory of Vincent Van Gogh, works of art will be displayed carrying various inspirations from nature. The Flylight installation will represent Studio Drift at the exhibition. Eighty glass tubes make up the individual units; they are equipped to light up in response to their surrounding environment.
The light installation mimics a flock of birds in flight; it reflects the behaviour of the group and symbolizes its freedom and unity. A flock of birds flies together as one single entity, with no leaders and no followers in the group, the birds fly at a certain speed and in the direction of the group. Reflecting the natural orders of bird flocks, patterns in the Flylight installation are not pre-programmed; instead they interact with their environment. The lights respond to the viewers’ movement; each light is individually controlled allowing for endless pattern possibilities to be developed. The installation is site-specific, adding aesthetic values to different spaces.