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 →
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.
The hanging lights not only illuminate the pans of water; they also help to diffuse the scent oils floating on the surface.
(This installation is also open during the day, from 10am onwards.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to the creator, the facade of the National Museum had to be traced by hand – every little shape – piece by piece.
Lasers are used to project intense light points in certain dazzling segments.
Dream City Window (by Untitled Project). An interactive piece at SMU School of Information Systems, where visitors can disrupt the ever-changing visuals.
The Standing Men (by ADDN, FR). Over at the Singapore Art Museum, chat with these lighted mannequins – and be surprised by the outcome.
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).
You can oogle the beautiful LUNA lamps at the National Design Centre.
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.
Secrecy (by Ratpack). Within the grounds behind Armenian Church, several light installations form perfect backdrops for fantastic portraits.
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.
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 →
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
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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