Time Out Magazine report on Kew Gardens latest installation:
Wolfgang Buttress’ The Hive was inspired by the humble bee’s vital role in our world. And, after winning gold at the 2015 Milan Expo, it’s now flying into London! The spectacular multi-sensory experience will stand 17 metres tall amongst a wildflower meadow in Kew Gardens.
Sound and light in The Hive will be controlled by the workings of an actual bee hive. The entire aluminium structure will become alive with hundreds of glowing LED lights flashing in response to the buzz of bees with a unique live soundtrack.
“The Hive is expected to be open to the public by June 2016. Keep up to date with the project’s progress by visiting kew.org/thehive, following @kewgardens, @WButtress &@tweetbytheriver on Twitter, and with the hashtag #kewhive.
A very special BE•ONE live performance will take place at London’s Sonos Studio on May 11. Tickets are free but limited. Additionally, the collective will play Bluedot Festivaland Caught by the River Thames this summer. More info on live dates here.