Lonneke Gordijn & Ralph Nauta of Studio Drift, Amsterdam: their mesmerizing Shylight & other lighting installations of motion & beauty. See Blogroll for a link.

Text has been taken from Studio Drift’s site /

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Shylight movie by Studio Drift (extended version) from Studio DRIFT on Vimeo.

Shy Light. ‘The highly evolved natural mechanism of flowers opening and closing at night is called ‘nyctinasty’ and inspired this light sculpture that unfolds and retreats in a fascinating choreography, mirroring that of real flowers. It is created out of many layers of silk. The movement of the lights can be controlled to the millimeter to create a subtle choreography. ‘ /

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Fragile Future from Studio DRIFT on Vimeo.

‘Fragile Future fuses nature and technology into a multidisciplinary light sculpture. The sculpture consists of three-dimensional bronze electrical circuits connected to light emitting dandelions. 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.’ /

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Flylight by Studio Drift in 4K – Full Edit from Studio DRIFT on Vimeo.

‘Flylight is a site-specific light installation that directly interacts with its surroundings. The light mimics the behaviour of a flock of birds in flight, symbolizing the conflict between humans, the safety of a group and the freedom of the individual. It consists of delicate glass tubes that light up in an unpredictable way, partially responsive to external stimuli.’ /

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Ghost Collection. King Chair, a Queen Chair, a Chair and a Stool. ‘Each Ghost Chair has a very sharp-edged, graphic silhouette. Yet when placed under a distinctive light, an internal shape in the transparent objects is revealed.’ /

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In 20 Steps, Glasstress 2015 Gotika, Palazzo Franchetti / Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti, Venice - Photography by Juuke Schoorl

In 20 Steps, Glasstress 2015 Gotika, Palazzo Franchetti / Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti, Venice - Photography by Juuke Schoorl

In 20 Steps by Studio Drift from Studio DRIFT on Vimeo.

‘In 20 Steps is a spatial kinetic installation, constructed of 20 delicate glass wings that represent all the different steps of flying in an abstract way. At the same time, the piece captures flight in a single moment. The glass emphasizes the fragility of the movement and of nature itself. The moving glass breaks the natural light in the space and reflects it in moving rays.’

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