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2018 / 11:12 min

Drifters is about an entity in search of its origin and purpose.

Installation | Original Story | Filmed July 18 - 22, 2013 | Film Canon 5D Mark 3 | 1920x816 | 2:39 | Colour | Location GlenCoe Area, Scotland | Premiere April 25, 2018, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands

Exhibited At

The Israel Museum Jerusalem, Israel, Drifting with Magritte: Castles in the Air, March 17, 2022 - October 18, 2022 | Times Square Art Project 'Midnight Moment', Times Square, New York, USA, Exhibited On 90 Screens, Daily 23:57-00:00, December 1 - December 30, 2021 | The Shed New York, USA, September 29, 2021 - December 19, 2021 | Mint Museum Charlotte, USA, September 20, 2019 - April 26, 2020 | Amos Rex Helsinki, Finland, ​March 6 - May 19, 2019 | Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 25 - August 26, 2018

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A Film by Drift, Sil van der Woerd | Directed by Sil van der Woerd | Co-Directed by Lonneke Gordijn, Ralph Nauta | Producer Sil van der Woerd, Lonneke Gordijn, Ralph Nauta | Dir. of Photography Keidrych Wasley | Edit Sil van der Woerd | VFX Supervisor Sil van der Woerd, Evaldas Cesnavicius, Luuk Meijer | Music and Sound Design Vitaliy Zavadskyy | Location Scout Sil van der Woerd, Keidrych Wasley | Music Mix Post City Sound Inc | Look Development Evaldas Cesnavicius | 3D and Compositing Evaldas Cesnavicius, Sil van der Woerd, Kestutis Rinkevicius, Alvydas Jatkialo, Raphael El Khaddar, Jenny van Son, Pim Reinders, Roy Hoes, Maria Peralta Ramos | Digimatte Jorik Dozy | Color Grading Bart Verraest | Thanks to Storm Post Production, Jack Kuiper | All Rights Reserved 2016 Drift, Sil van der Woerd

About The Project

Colossal floating blocks of concrete, as living monoliths, migrate through an untouched landscape, without context, without reference, lost in space and time, on the move to something bigger to fall in place.

Drifters - a collaboration between Sil van der Woerd and Amsterdam based Studio Drift - is a companion work to the installation Drifter and displays how basic and rough human systems are, in contrast to the natural.

The work can be seen from the perspective of whether or not the individual can escape from the collective.

Drifters Times Square

Times Square

Exhibited as part of the Times Square Arts Project 'Midnight Moment', on 80 screens at Times Square, New York, USA

Exhibited On 90 Screens, Daily 23:57-00:00, December 1 - December 30, 2021

Made possible By Drift, Superblue, Pace Gallery, Creative Exchange Agency, Times Square Arts, The Shed New York

Image Credit Michael Hull

The Shed

Exhibited at The Shed, New York, USA

September 29 - December 19, 2021