More than 300 drones create a heart over Rotterdam to celebrate freedom

Studio Drift created a heart made up of drones above the waterway in central Rotterdam on Tuesday night, to celebrate 75 years since the end of World War II.

The drone show was a special version of the studio’s Franchise Freedom performance, which uses over 300 drones in a combination of light and music.

The Amsterdam-based studio was formed by Dutch artists Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta in 2007. Together with a multi-disciplinary team of 64, they work on experiential sculptures, installations and performances all over the world.

Watch the full performance

Studio Drift’s retrospective on show at the Stedelijk museum in 2018 attracted the highest number of visitors since the museum reopened six years previously.

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