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DRIFT - Social Sacrifice

Indoor aerial drone performance at Ocean Space


Ocean Space
Admission fee
Free of charge

Aorist presents DRIFT - Social Sacrifice. Hosted at TBA21–Academy’s Ocean Space.

APRIL 20 - 24

Performances take place at 9pm and 10:30pm (There will be no performance on April 23). RESERVATION

APRIL 27 - MAY 1

Performances take place at 8:30pm and 10pm. RESERVATION

DRIFT will stage their first-ever indoor aerial drone performance titled Social Sacrifice.

Exploring the swarming dynamics exhibited by a school of fish encountering a predator, the work highlights the tensions that emerge between collective action and individual freedom, as well as how these change in the presence of external threats.

As part of their ongoing commitment to sustainability, Aorist partners with TBA21–Academy’s Ocean Space – to bring this new commission by DRIFT to life in the Church of San Lorenzo.

The NFTs produced alongside DRIFT’s Social Sacrifice are created in collaboration with digital art pioneer and musician Don Diablo.


  • APRIL 20 - 24:

The flying school of A.I. fish will ‘swim’ overhead at 9pm and 10:30pm (There will be no performance on April 23).

Participation is free of charge but reservation is mandatory via this link.

  • APRIL 27 - MAY 1:

The flying school of A.I. fish will ‘swim’ overhead at 8:30pm and 10pm.

Participation is free of charge but reservation is mandatory via this link.

Inside Ocean Space wearing a mask is mandatory (covering both the nose and mouth correctly) hands must be sanitized with the disinfectant at the entrance.


Aorist is a next-generation cultural institution bridging the digital and physical domains while supporting a climate-forward NFT marketplace for artists creating at the edge of art and technology.

Through cross-disciplinary cultural programs, artist commissions, immersive installations, and global partnerships, Aorist provides a platform for artists, collectors, and enthusiasts to explore and appreciate cutting-edge art. Aorist Leverages web3 technology to offer advanced tools for artists to push the limits of their creative practice while protecting principles of ownership, authenticity, and social capital. Powered by Algorand, the first Pure Proof of Stake Blockchain, and partnering with ClimateTrade to offset carbon emissions, Aorist minimizes environmental impact while promoting blockchain sustainability.

Aorist is founded by Pablo Rodriguez-Fraile, a trailblazer, patron, and innovator in the NFT ecosystem; creative place-maker, cultural strategist, and curator Ximena Caminos; and Andrea Bonaceto, an artist and entrepreneur.


Dutch artists Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta founded DRIFT in 2007. With a multi-disciplinary team of 64, they work on experiential sculptures, installations, and performances. DRIFT manifests the phenomena and hidden properties of nature with the use of technology in order to learn from the Earth’s underlying mechanisms and to re-establish our connection to it. DRIFT has realized numerous exhibitions and projects around the world. Their work has been exhibited at Victoria & Albert Museum, Met Museum, Stedelijk Museum, amongst many others.