Certain types of flowers close at night, for self-defence and to conserve their resources. This highly evolved natural mechanism is called ‘nyctinasty’ and inspired Studio Drift to create Shylight; a light sculpture that unfolds and retreats in a fascinating choreography, mirroring that of real flowers.

The making of Shylight (short version) from Studio DRIFT on Vimeo.

Studio Drift is an Amsterdam (NL) based studio, which creates site-specific installations and interactive sculptures that deal with space and light, by playing with existing and new relationships between nature, technology and mankind.