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Desert Swarm
Desert Swarm
Noor Riyadh Festival

YEAR

2023

LOCATION

KAFD

MEDIUM

Lightart

DIMENSIONS

3,000 drone performance

AWARDS

The Largest drone/multirotor bird swarm
The Most multirotors/drones launched in a week

Conceived as a performance with drones, Desert Swarm mimics the behavior of decision-making in the natural world. Evolution and progress have enabled wayfinding in fauna in the natural environment. Swarming is such an example observed in birds, bees or fish. The animals move without a clear leader; their decision-making occurs in an organic, non-hierarchical way. DRIFT’s aerial performance translates this phenomenon with technological elements, showcasing the togetherness and ability of a group to work towards a similar goal, and suggesting an uncontrolled but positive route for the future.

Desert Swarm, 2023 ©DRIFT
Commissioned by RCRC and Riyadh Art

 

Look skyward at King Abdullah Financial District to see a mesmerizing performance of 3,000 drones synchronized to music by composer Joep Beving.


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