i Light Marina Bay, Asia’s only sustainable light art festival, is back this year with over 20 art installations around the waterfront.
Like previous i Light festivals, the art on display uses recyclable (or recycled) materials and energy-efficient lighting (LEDs).
This year’s installations are quite engaging and intriguing, so I won’t be describing the art in detail. In fact this entry does not have photos of every single piece. Instead, I invite you to visit the installations and interactive the art yourself. Take a look at the map here. You might want to start from one end (From Downtown MRT Station OR Esplanade Theatres) to avoid backtracking.
Other than the art, there are a couple of special pop-up stores along the waterfront during the festival. Check out “PasarBella and Friends Go To Town” (Outdoor Event Plaza, Marina Bay Sands) and The Travelling C.O.W (The Promontory @ Marina Bay; on weekends only). Savour 2014 is also happening at the Promontory this weekend.
The Wishing! Tree by The Living! Project is one of the most popular installations, because visitors get to participate in the art. Located right outside The Shoppes at Marina Bay, the “leaves” of this tree are wishes thrown by visitors. Each “wish” is actually a pair of LED lights, tied together with a strip of (not sure paper or not) “writing material”.
Located near a tree is a booth distributing lights to visitors. They are free, so just join the queue to collect your own. Markers are provided at nearby tables for you to write your wish. There is a limited quantity of lights given out each night, so do get here early (before 9PM to be safe).
Then, the fun begins! Throw your wish onto the tree.
iSwarm – SUTD
Happy Croco – Bibi
Curious kids and tired parents – plentiful on a Friday night.
Bedazzled by Meinhardt Light Studio. Perhaps the hardest to view due to its size and capacity.
Lightscape Catcher – Arup. A close-up shot of the mirrors.
#WeHeartLight – Light Collective
Floating Hearts – Travesias De Luz
The Guardian Angels – Maro Avrabou and Dimitri Xenakis
Fool’s Gold – Vertical Submarine
The Pool – Jen Lewin Studio
These circle pads form a dynamic canvas of colour. Kids and adults love it.
There are several (random) cyclists around the waterfront. Travelling installations.
Celebration of Life – Justin Lee, Dorier Asia. Digital projection on the ArtScience Museum.
Digital Wattle – Out of The Dark
1.26 Singapore – Janet Echelman
The entire Float @ Marina Bay platform is accessible – quite a nice opportunity to relax, and view this installation at any angle you wish.
Cloud – Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett
Step closer and you’ll see what the installation is really about.
Incandescent lightbulbs form the “cloud”, but energy-efficient bulbs give the light. Pull chains, form the rain.
Giant Dandelion – Olivia d’Aboville
i Light Marina Bay 2014
Open from now till 30th March 2014, 7:30PM – 11:00PM daily.
Admission is free.
Nearest MRT Stations: Bayfront (CCL/DTL), Downtown (DTL)
Other Nearby MRT Stations: Marina Bay (CCL/NSL), Promenade (CCL/DTL), Raffles Place (NSL/EWL), City Hall (NSL/EWL), Esplanade (CCL)
For more details, refer to the Official Website.
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