Just 50 years ago, the Apollo 11 landed on the moon for the first time. NASA honored this event on July 16, 2019 with a sculptural performance: a light show of 300 drones accompanied by Duran Duran and an orchestra.
The drone performance “Franchise Freedom” developed by Studio Drift was adapted and further developed for this occasion. It mimics the movements of a flock of birds and was previously seen at the Burning Man and the Art Basel.
For the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the drones had musical support: Duran Duran transformed its song “The Universe Alone” into an eight-minute orchestral arrangement and accompanied the drones with spherical sounds.
The performance should not only fascinate, but also illustrate how much has changed in the last 50 years. Especially with regard to the relationship between technology, nature and human influence. The performance took place at the Kennedy Space Center and was shown live and on television.
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