Spaxels Lightpainting

Spaxels at Robotronica

Star Trek Premiere in London

Bergen International Festival: Murmuration

voestalpine Klangwolke 2012 in Linz


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The Ars Electronica Quadcopter Swarm is the hottest international sensation in professional event & show business. It’s a swarm of up to 50 LED-equipped quadcopters that fly in formation and perform cool feats of airborne choreography. The accompanying lighting and sound effects create an extraordinary aesthetic experience. The technology employed isn’t all that’s state-of-the-art; what wows viewers most of all is the performance’s futuristic artistry, which thus lives up to the claim to excellence that has made a name for Ars Electronica worldwide.

Now, the The Ars Electronica Quadcopter Swarm can be booked for shows, product presentations and events.

Whether you want the standard show or aim to stage something extra special, a wide range of options is available.

Recent Events

The Ars Electronica Quadcopter Swarm was one of the featured attractions at the 2012 voestalpine Klangwolke. An audience of 90,000+ gathered along the Danube in Linz to witness a world record: the first outdoor flight by a formation of 50 quadcopters.
In March, 2013, the The Ars Electronica Quadcopter Swarm stunned the London public, when 30 quadcopters animated the legendary Starfleet logo in the sky at the occasion of the movie premiere of Star Trek: Into Darkness. In May, 2013, the “Spaxels” were part of the spectacular opening show of the Bergen International Festival in Norway, which was realized in cooperation of phase7 and the Ars Electronica Futurelab.

In June 2013, the “Spaxels” visualized the opening concert of the Ljubljana Festival, opening the show with a spectacular flight out of Ljubljana Castle.
At the opening ceremony of the new campus at Queensland University in Brisbane, Australia, the Spaxels performed in the southern hemisphere for the first time, in August 2013. In September, the Spaxels’ new, more intense LED system was presented to the public for the first time at the opening of the Ars Electronica Festival 2013 (“We are here”).

Ars Electronica Quadcopter Swarm (SPAXELS) – is a visualization technology created by the Ars Electronica Futurelab.

In the course of the event series “Spaxels in Linz“, the Ars Electronica Quadcopter Swarm performed every Thursday from April to September 2013, at 10 pm. Please see here for more details.


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Image Credits: Florian Voggeneder, Martin Hieslmair, Getty Images for Paramount Pictures, , Ralph Larmann, Michael Kaczorowski, Gregor Hartl