Plant a Light

The interactive installation Plant a Light is a glowing tribute to the diversity of nature. It represents the constant change of life in nature: Birth and death, growth, changes, metamorphoses. A glowing pillar stands outside of the Tropical Dome, inviting visitors and passersby to touch it, thereby planting a light on the iconic Dome. Lights move around, grow, and interact with each other.

The installation was developed and produced by CAVI, TEKNE, CIBISCommunication and Culture, AU, in collaboration with the Greenhouses, Science and Technology, AU, and the design agency Kollision, as part of the strategic collaboration TEKNE, between CAVI and Aarhus2017 – the Culture Capital year. Supported by Innovation Fund Denmark​

The installation Plant a Light was situated on the lawn between the Greenhouses and the old mill. It was active from 5PM – 10PM every day from November 1st until December 9th 2017. The last night marked the official end of Aarhus2017 – the Culture Capital year.

The installation seen from within the Dome -- the plants light up in vivid colors