Night Lights at Singapore Night Festival 2017

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Convolutions by EZ3kiel (FR) dissipate

Take a tour through some of the best night lights at Singapore Night Festival 2017!

Singapore’s largest outdoor performing arts festival celebrates 10 magical years of enchanting lights and theatrics. For the first time, the known format of “two weekends” is altered to 3 consecutive nights of performances during the second week, to allow visitors more time to enjoy the Night Lights.

I managed to check out some of the Nights Lights during a media preview – here are some of the most exciting ones you shouldn’t miss!

UPDATE: Night Festival Guide – PART 2

Read about what’s happening at the Night Festival on 24-26 August in Part 2 of our Night Festival 2017 coverage →

Let your imagination soar into a world of child-like magic – Check out the GLOBE by Close-Act Theatre – photo tour →

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Nostos - Records of the Self by AESOP close-up depth

Our media tour started at National Museum of Singapore’s Gallery 10, where Nostos – Records of the Self (by AESOP) opened the night with a journey through scents.

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Nostos - Records of the Self by AESOP wide

The hanging lights not only illuminate the pans of water; they also help to diffuse the scent oils floating on the surface.

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Nostos - Records of the Self by AESOP people

(This installation is also open during the day, from 10am onwards.)

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / The Flower of Life and the Infinite Self by Starlight Alchemy dome exterior

The Flower of Life and the Infinite Self (by Starlight Alchemy) (behind National Museum, take the outdoor escalator on the side). A dome in the grass that changes its look and feel during the day and night.

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / The Flower of Life and the Infinite Self by Starlight Alchemy ceiling wide

At night, the combination of lights and stretched fabric constructs a geometric space that is mesmerising when viewed through the mirrors scattered inside the dome.

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / The Flower of Life and the Infinite Self by Starlight Alchemy

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Tessellations of Time by LiteWerkz X 3M photo close-up

Tessellations of Time (by LiteWerkz X 3M). At the Main Ground area of National Museum. Surely a popular space for your mood portraits and selfies.

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Tessellations of Time by LiteWerkz X 3M photo multiple

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / The Tree that Blinked by Karel Bata (UK)

The Tree that Blinked (by Karel Bata, UK). Similar to a piece presented in 2014 at the National Museum’s famous Banyan Tree, but now a single portrait morphs through different faces… and it blinks.

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / The Tree that Blinked by Karel Bata (UK) close-up

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Convolutions by EZ3kiel (FR) dispersion

Convolutions (by EZ3kiel, FR). This massive project is clearly the headliner Night Light this year. This work was previously shown at the Notre Dame. Unlike past projections at the National Museum of Singapore, Convolutions also adds in other forms of lights to enhance the effect of the hypnotic visuals.

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Convolutions by EZ3kiel (FR) lion

According to the creator, the facade of the National Museum had to be traced by hand – every little shape – piece by piece.

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Convolutions by EZ3kiel (FR) red

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Convolutions by EZ3kiel (FR) specular

Lasers are used to project intense light points in certain dazzling segments.

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Convolutions by EZ3kiel (FR) dramatic light beams

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Dream City Window by Untitled Project solo

Dream City Window (by Untitled Project). An interactive piece at SMU School of Information Systems, where visitors can disrupt the ever-changing visuals.

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Dream City Window by Untitled Project

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / The Standing Men by ADDN (FR) wide

The Standing Men (by ADDN, FR). Over at the Singapore Art Museum, chat with these lighted mannequins – and be surprised by the outcome.

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / The Standing Men by ADDN (FR) girl whisper

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Light Up the Beat! by Lighting Planners Associates (LPA) with Atsuhiro Ito wide block

Light Up the Beat! (by Lighting Planners Associates with Atsuhiro Ito) (at the Waterloo Centre) Old fluorescent lights are being phased out for LEDs alternatives. As a celebration for these lights of the past, the tubes dance to their own pulses and flickers (thanks to the ballast).

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Light Up the Beat! by Lighting Planners Associates (LPA) with Atsuhiro Ito close-up

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / LUNA lamp ka-pok

You can oogle the beautiful LUNA lamps at the National Design Centre.

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Flock by KMA (UK) wide

Flock (by KMA, UK). Inside the National Design Centre’s atrium, this immersive piece lets visitors become part of the artwork. Have fun “keeping” your personal spotlight as it follows you around.

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Flock by KMA (UK)

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Secrecy by Ratpack 7 overview

Secrecy (by Ratpack). Within the grounds behind Armenian Church, several light installations form perfect backdrops for fantastic portraits.

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Secrecy by Ratpack

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Secrecy by Ratpack 4

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Secrecy by Ratpack Church back

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Phosphene by Praxis +

Phosphene (by Praxis +). End your tour of the Night Lights with an enchanting walk through a tunnel of stars.

This installation has limited capacity and thus if you wish to take portraits here, better bring the right lenses, and be prepared to wait a while.

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Phosphene by Praxis + purple

Night Festival SHOWS UPDATE: GLOBE and more!

Take a peek at the spellbinding performances of GLOBE and other live acts now at Part 2 of our Night Festival 2017 coverage →

Singapore Night Festival 2017 / Phosphene by Praxis + exit

Additional photography and video by Lynette.


Singapore Night Festival 2017

Night Lights – Art Installations

18 – 26 August 2017
7:30PM ~ 12:00AM
Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct

Free Admission

Performance Nights – (Shows)

24 – 26 August 2017
Read more about the shows here →

For a full list of night lights and upcoming performances, visit the Singapore Night Festival website.


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