DRIFT creates experiential artworks that bring people, space and nature on to the same frequency. Uniting audiences with experiences that inspire a reconnection to our planet.
Founded by Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta in 2007. DRIFT creates experiential artworks that bring people, space and nature on to the same frequency. Uniting audiences with experiences that inspire a reconnection to our planet.
• DRIFT manifests the phenomena and hidden properties of nature with the use of technology, in order to learn from the Earth’s underlying mechanisms and to re-establish our connection to it.
• With both depth and simplicity, DRIFT’s works of art illuminate parallels between man-made and natural structures through deconstructive, interactive, and innovative processes. The artists raise fundamental questions about what life is and explore a positive scenario for the future.
• All individual artworks have the ability to transform spaces. The confined parameters of a museum or a gallery does not always do justice to a body of work, rather it often comes to its potential in the public sphere or through architecture. DRIFT brings people, space and nature on to the same frequency, uniting audiences with experiences that inspire a reconnection to our planet.
• DRIFT has realized numerous exhibitions and projects around the world. Their work has been exhibited in museums such as Stedelijk Museum (Solo); Victoria & Albert Museum (Group); Met Museum (Group); UTA Artist Space (Group); Garage Museum (Group); Mint Museum (Solo); Biennale di Venezia (Group); Pace Gallery (Group); Amos Rex Museum (Solo). Their work is held in the permanent collections of the LACMA; Rijksmuseum; SFMOMA; Stedelijk Museum; and Victoria & Albert Museum, amongst others. In 2019 DRIFT won the Dezeen award and in 2014, DRIFT was awarded the Arte Laguna Prize, Venice.
“We want to encourage people to see things that they no longer notice; to reach a kind of unconscious recognition that everyone instinctively feels and understands, yet have lost the time for.'' Ralph Nauta
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