And all the balloons of Paris came down to Pascal, dancing around him, twisting their strings into one strong one and lifting him up into the sky. And that is how Pascal took a wonderful trip all around the world.

Albert Lamorisse, The Red Balloon

Continental Drift is a performance project consisting of a continuing series of helium cluster balloon flights in countries around the world. Where possible, locations of scenic interest or historic or cultural significance will be featured. The project began in March 2007 in Teotihuacan, Mexico and is projected to continue at the rate of 1 or 2 fllghts each year.

Continental Drift is the sister project of States of Enlightenment, a series of helium cluster balloon flights taking place in all 50 states of the US


Click on the events listed below to view photos and narrative for each flight.