The Drifter at Amos Rex
“Monolithic block takes off”
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The centerpiece of the exhibition is the Drifter, a Utopian vision of a concrete monolith floating silently towards an unknown destination
This concrete monolith represents a basic building unit, the primary element by which our built environment is constructed. On its own it is nothing, lost in space and time without reference to anything; it is always searching to be part of something bigger. Drifter wants to make us feel that without context we are lost. As we are, It’s constantly searching for unification. It wants to become stronger that the one, to give itself purpose. Moreover, Drifter shows us how unknown the world and its mechanisms still are to mankind and emphasizes the urge we feel to expend our horizon to evolve in time.
Drifter also refers to the book Utopia (Thomas More 1516). This novel mentioned concrete for the first time. Back then, concrete was ‘just’ a science fiction idea which centuries later became the foundation of our society. With Drifter we want to evoke a reaction to dream the improbable. Who knows our next idea might be the foundation for our new world.
As the Drifter´s Size is 5m x 2.5m x 2.5m it is a massive experience for every spectator at the time the Drifter is flying above your head.
The sculpture floats and moves at slow speed on a controlled three-dimensional path. With great accuracy, it creates a performance in its space.
Drifter is an artwork in cooperation with Studio Drift
A breath taking observation
- Date: 6 March – 19 May 2019
- Location: Helsinki, Finland
- Drifter is an Artwork in cooperation with Studio Drift