A 1,000 drone show has been seen at this year’s Burning Man, setting a new record for the number of drones at the festival.
The show, which was designed by Dutch experiential artworks firm Studio Drift and 10 artists, is also said to have been supported by 400 Starlink terminals from SpaceX.
The drones flew over Black Rock City, Nevada, forming fluid images, including a three-dimensional face, a replica of a wooden burning man, and a tribute to one of the festival’s founders, the late Larry Harvey.
One YouTube commentary said: “You can see a grid of charging pads that the drones return to for recharging. This allows the show to go on for hours. The scale is immense, and visible from quite a distance. The physical movement limits of the drones lends itself to fluid motion and mesmerising organic forms.”
Another commentator, from the design press, added:”I watched it on a monitor, without the drugs, and was blown away; I can’t imagine what this was like in person while tripping balls.”