Miami

Franchise Freedom

Curated by Faena Art

An autonomous flying swarm of 300 drones, Franchise Freedom, supported by Faena Art, in partnership with BMW and Pace Gallery, exposes the tension between individual freedom and safety by numbers.

The sacrifice made by the individual subjecting to the group gives the illusion of freedom, creating a never-ending cycle. Inspired by the starlings that take over the skies of Rome towards the end of autumn, Franchise Freedom mimics the birds’ behavior, roosting together in massive flocks and flying through the sky in large swarms to create breathtaking aerial displays through a seemingly rehearsed but natural cohesion of movement and light.

This performative piece marks the first time that a natural phenomenon will be imitated by machines working with decentralized algorithms at this scale.

Certain types of flowers close at night for self-defense and to conserve their resources. This highly-evolved natural mechanism is called ‘nyctinasty’ and inspired Studio Drift to create Shylight for Faena Beach Dome; nine sculptures that unfold and retreat in fascinating choreography, mirroring that of real flowers.

About the artists
Studio Drift was founded in 2006 by Ralph Nauta (b. 1978, Swindon, United Kingdom) and Lonneke Gordijn (b. 1980, Alkmaar, Netherlands). It explores the relationship between nature, technology and mankind in site-specific installations and interactive sculptures. At first glance their work seems to refer to familiar situations but on further investigation these references are brought into question. The viewer is manipulated into reshaping their relationship towards their environment and personal connections, stimulating open minded futuristic prospects where contradictions merge. While their visual language is characterized by dreamy and poetic aesthetics, the concept behind the work is often based on an unexpectedly critical engagement. Drift’s work has been exhibited worldwide at leading museums, fairs and institutes such as the Victoria & Albert Museum (UK), World Expo Shanghai (CN), Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (NL), M.A.D. New York (US), The Israel Museum (IL), Abu Dhabi Art Fair (UAE) and La Biennale di Venezia (IT), Biennale de São Paolo (Brazil) and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (NL)

Calendar

exhibitions

O Bicho Suspenso Na Paisagen

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Los Carpinteros

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Paraísos Desplegables

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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The Liminal Space Trilogy

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Estudio Jurídico Mercosur

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Fyodor's Performance Carousel

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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GPS / Geometría Poética Social

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Mendoza walking

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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ángeles veloces arcanos fugaces

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Once with Me (Preview)

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Forms from Life

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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A Sight To Behold

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Solar Light Geometry

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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ángeles veloces arcanos fugaces

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Return to Tomorrow

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Once with Me, Once without Me

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Graciela Hasper

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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No Permanent Address

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Alejandro Guzmán: Creative Misunderstandings

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Alina Ibragimova & Cédric Tiberghien

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Biennale of Moving Images

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Boris Mitić

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Karimah Ashadu

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Evangelia Kranioti

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Kerry Tribe

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Alessio Di Zio

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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About the curators of Biennale of Moving Images 2016

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Sophia Al Maria

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Jenna Hasse

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Bertille Bak

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Salomé Lamas

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Emily Wardill

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Wu Tsang

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Brian Bress

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Biennale of Moving Images

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Massimo D’Anolfi & Martina Parenti

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Yuri Ancarani

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Interview: Bodil Furu

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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About Biennale of Moving Images

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Biennale of Moving Images

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Biennale of Moving Images

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Biennale of Moving Images

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Cuerpo Lunfardo: Cecilia Bengolea, Jimena Croceri and Amalia Pica

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Ediacaran Mind

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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120 Degree Arc East-Southeast

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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Miami Art Week 2017

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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The Sinking of the Taj Mahal

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015

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ángeles veloces arcanos fugaces

12 01, 2015 to 12 06, 2015