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'Fragile Future' at The Shed

'Fragile Future'

  • Sep. 29, 2021 through Dec. 19, 2021, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday: 11am-6pm; Friday and Saturday, 11am-8pm
  • The Shed
  • 545 W 30th St, New York
  • All Ages
  • $25; $18 seniors and students; free for members and children/teens 18 and younger; Additional fee for experience
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In "Fragile Future," multidisciplinary artists DRIFT transform The Shed with sound, movement, and film. Their experiential installations play on our senses and help us imagine positive, alternative solutions to the problems our planet faces. DRIFT’s monumental exhibition and series of special experiences inspire a reconnection to our planet and its natural processes, as well as empathy towards nonliving objects. Featuring a soundtrack created by ANOHNI, "Fragile Future" takes audiences on a journey through a series of interconnected installations, exploring the universal desire to seek out connection and the power to be found in relinquishing control when embracing change. Since their early careers, DRIFT’s founders Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta have addressed urgent environmental themes in their work in order to challenge their audiences to think differently about their connections to Earth. The exhibition’s installations—from multitudes of shimmering lights that traverse the gallery like glowing seeds caught in the wind to massive concrete blocks, or "Drifters," that magically float on air—offer a hopeful atmosphere for imagining a different world. On select dates, "Drifters" becomes a surreal immersive experience that spans The Shed’s four-story-high, 17,000-square-foot McCourt space. In this unique experience, a congregation of "Drifters" dances on the air in an ethereal atmosphere, in counterpoint to a soundtrack by ANOHNI.


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