NYC – On the night of October 21, those spending time by the Lake at Central Park are in for a breathtaking sight as 1,000 drones take to the sky, filling the darkness with stunning illumination.
DRIFT, a Dutch studio, has created an open-air public art performance called “Franchise Freedom.” The performance aims, as stated in an official press release, to delve into the interplay between humans, nature, and technology.
The night will feature a total of three 10-minute shows at different times. The first show will begin at 7pm, followed by the second at 8pm, and the final one at 9pm. These shows will be free of charge and open to the public.
For optimal viewing opportunities, the organizers suggest that attendees set up camp at specific locations to fully immerse themselves in the extravaganza. Multiple sightlines are available for viewing, but these recommended spots are ideal for a truly unforgettable experience.
Here are some of the must-see locations in Central Park: Bethesda Fountain, Dead Road, Bandshell, and Frisbee Hill. Additionally, make sure to check out the Boat Landing and the drive overpass located on West 77th Street. These spots offer stunning views and are definitely worth a visit.
In 2005, Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s “The Gates” installation featured 7,500 vinyl gates with saffron-colored fabric panels lining the paths of Central Park. Since then, the park has seen its largest public art work in five years with an open-air performance that took half a decade to complete. This ambitious project has now become a prominent feature of the park.