In 20 Steps is a spatial, kinetic installation by Studio Drift that captures flight in an abstract way. The artwork is constructed of 40 delicate glass wings that represents the different steps of flying and also emphasizes the fragility of movement and nature. Simultaneously, the movement of the glass breaks the natural light and is reflected on the walls of the space.
In 20 Steps is a tribute to the human desire to be able to fly, despite the force of gravity and the poetry of persistence in the face of adversity. Studio Drift is intrigued by the continuous attempts of humankind to deal with its limitations, so miraculously opposed to nature as these ventures might be. Humankind has always had the desire to fully understand nature and to detach itself from earthly ties. No matter how far science has come, some things are likely to remain forever out of reach.