Artists Will Fly Hundreds of Drones Over Miami During Art Basel Exhibition

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Miami’s Art Basel has become a huge cultural touchpoint for the vibrant city, where the art bushes all sorts of boundaries. This year the exhibitions will be pushing some major technological boundaries as well.

This year two artists named Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta will be putting on an aerial art show using 300 drones. It will happen over the oceanside just outside of the Faena hotel. The art piece is called “Franchise Freedom” and where the army of drones will be brightly lit to imitating a flock of starlings. Studio Drift has said it has taken a decade to work on the technology they will use for the show, taking place on December 6th at 9pm.

“Studio Drift’s first research on this project dates back to 2007,” the artists say. “To create Franchise Freedom, Studio Drift studied the natural flight patterns of starlings and translated them into software that were specially developed and embedded in the drones. This will be a sight to behold when it goes down, and we can’t wait to see it in between sets of underground music of course.