DRIFT & avant arte create Sine, the work that echoes the rhythms of nature

DRIFT and Avant Arte creates an oscillating sinusoidal sculpture

Limited edition sculpture Sine marks the second collaboration between DERIVATIVE and Before Art. The delicate structure of the work is made up of a pair of glass wings that oscillate up and down, mimicking the “natural rhythms” of the world that artists seek to harness as the creative duo of DRIFT – Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn – believes these rhythms can have a positive impact on one’s state of being.

DRIFT and Avant Arte collaborate on a unique limited edition, Sine

all images courtesy of Avant Arte

photographs by Jonathan Dewaart

Before Artthe creative marketplace that makes discovering and owning art radically more accessible, announces its second collaboration with DERIVATIVE for the unique limited edition, Sine, which echoes the rhythms of the natural world, from the frequency of waves crashing on a shore, to the wind whistling through the trees, to the simple act of breathing.

“We are delighted to partner again with Avant Arte to create this edition that collectors will be able to discover on a daily basis. For us, sinusoidal movement is the mother of all movements. We believe that everything in this world has its own frequency which consists of sinusoidal movements.Our goal with all our work is always to synchronize all movements.So our mission is to balance, to synchronize, to get everyone on the same page.Because that’s not that when everything is online you will move forward in life. And that’s basically the fundamental law of everything,’ says Lonneke Gordijn of DRIFT.

DRIFT & avant arte create Sine, the work that echoes the rhythms of nature
Sine is made up of a delicate pair of glass wings that sway up and down mimicking the rhythms of nature

With an edition of 50 space sculptures, Sine is actually inspired by DRIFT’s Amplitude piece, permanently installed at Rockefeller Center in New York. The artwork brings to life DRIFT’s ongoing exploration of the world around us and is inspired by the belief that the regular rhythms that abound in nature can have a material effect on humanity.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Lonneke and Ralph on this beautiful edition. DRIFT creates the world’s most spectacular large-scale installations inspired by nature and technology. I’m thrilled that we were able to create such a unique edition for collectors to have their very own DRIFT Sine at home,” explains Christian Luiten, artist community manager and co-founder of Avant Arte.

DRIFT & avant arte create Sine, the work that echoes the rhythms of nature
DRIFT believes the regular rhythms that abound in nature can have a material effect on humanity

the delicate sinus design

Sine is comprised of a delicate pair of glass wings that perform what DRIFT describes as “natural rhythm”. The up and down rocking of the individual elements is triggered by weights that slide back and forth, which are synchronized by a computer. These movements in turn seek to synchronize the spectators, unifying them through a single movement. By merging these aspects, DRIFT believes that work can have a positive impact on one’s state of being.

behind the scenes of Sine

sine is exhibited in amsterdam until july 31

Sine will be installed once at Fosbury, Prinsengracht 769, 1017 JZ Amsterdam from July 29-31, 2022, uniting all 50 editions before they find permanent residence in collectors’ homes. The facility is open to the public and can be viewed free of charge.

Being Dutch and having launched Avant Arte here, I am really happy to be able to open the exhibition of this work to the public this summer in Amsterdam”, adds Christian Luiten.

DRIFT & avant arte create Sine, the work that echoes the rhythms of nature
Sine is exhibited only once at Fosbury, Prinsengracht 769 in Amsterdam from July 29 to 31

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