Recap: Drone Show by Studio Drift Flew Above NASA Rocket Garden

_A_s part of NASA’s moon landing celebrations, Studio Drift was invited together with Intel as technology partner by the Aldrin Foundation to perform their drone art performance at the Kennedy Space Center on historic Cape Canaveral. Duran Duran composed a special piece of music for Franchise Freedom and performed live together with original astronauts Michael Collins, Charlie Duke and Rick Armstrong watching in front of a full moon.
View videos of the performance below.

"Tonight we flew our artwork in front of the full moon. It felt like we were bringing some Space travel history back to earth" Ralph Nauta, artist at Studio Drift

Ralph Nauta of Studio Drift © Ossip van Duivenbode

Nick Rhodes, Duran Duran – “I first encountered Studio Drift’s drone pieces at Art Basel Miami in 2017. I was completely enchanted by what they had created. I’d never seen technology like this be used in such an emotional way. When we were asked to play at the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission at the Kennedy Space Center, we all knew that this needed to be something extraordinary. So, Duran Duran and Studio Drift seemed like the perfect collaboration. Once we began to talk about working together everything fell into place seamlessly. We created an 8-minute orchestral rearrangement of the Duran Duran song ‘The Universe Alone’ specifically for Studio Drift’s latest drone art performance. I’m thrilled to say we have lift off.”

© Ossip van Duivenbode

“The moon landing made us think about our lives here on earth more than life on the moon. That’s what our work Franchise Freedom is about, human behaviour on earth.” Lonneke Gordijn, artist at Studio Drift