Our Cubes of Perpetual Light are built to grow. Each Cube is only a metre cubed – but these miniature vertical farms can each grow hundreds of plants under special LED bulbs, encouraged by new music created especially for Dandelion.
The Cubes are equal parts artwork, laboratory and vertical farm – beautiful and practical, ingenious and inspiring. From the Borders to the Highlands to the islands, they toured around Scotland in 2022. They were found:
- In schools – we distributed more than 100 Cubes to schools across the nation, where pupils used them to conduct their own growing experiments.
- At special installations – multiple Cubes came together to create glorious installations – presenting our 13 new music commissions in quadraphonic sound with immersive lighting.
- On tour – four of our Cubes are travelled the nation on an epic bike adventure – to 17 urban and rural locations across Scotland.
The very first Cube took root on the remote Hebridean island of Heisgeir. You can see its journey in this beautiful short film
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Two free festivals in Glasgow and Inverness bookended the summer featuring live music, performance, talks, workshops, science and plant giveaways.
Schools Growing Initiative
468 schools, over 100 Grow Cubes, tonnes of tatties – one big growing experiment.
Free for Alls
80,000 free plants were given away by our towering Flower Singer, so that absolutely anyone could give growing a go.
Dandelion culminated in in over 500 events as part of the largest-ever creative celebration of Harvest staged across Scotland.
Heisgeir - Film
Our story began with our launch film in April 2022 – not in the city, a town or even a farm, but on a tiny island in the very far north-west of Scotland.