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i Light Singapore 2019
January 28 - February 24
Themed Bridges of Time, this annual sustainable art light festival will kick off the Singapore Bicentennial celebrations, the 200th anniversary of the arrival of Stamford Raffles.
‘Connection’ is the focus this year, for the 30 + light installations and the multimedia show – from artists from 15 countries including Singapore.
The installations cover not just Marina Bay as in previous editions but also the Civic District, the Singapore Terrace and Raffles Terrace at Fort Canning – and, in keeping with the Festival’s theme – light art installations will be on display at the Esplanade Bridge, Elgin Bridge, Cavenagh Bridge, Anderson Bridge, Jubilee Bridge and Helix Bridge.
What you can see :
The Rainbow Connection
Singaporean industrial designer Lee Yun Qin’s installation The Rainbow Connection is made of solar light modules in hundreds of upcycled plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers suspended in air to form a shifting prismatic projection on the ground. The modules come together to form a canvas of light that explores the fantastical dreamscape of the deep sea, the woods, and the clouds. As the modules gently rotate and sway in the wind, the sculpture seems to come alive with shifting shadows, projecting the imagination of the creator.
The light units are made from upcycled cookie containers combined with solar lights. Co-created with the community, the art piece is a portrayal of the social fabric that holds individuals together. While every individual is different, every individual has a part to play to form something bigger.
This holographic boat was created by the Estonia-based Biangle Studio, inspired by the sampan panjang (long dwelling boat) used by the Orang Laut sea nomabds as well as its racing boat vairations.
View it from the Promontory and Mist Walk near the Marina Bay waterfront.
Esplanade Bridge : Time Frame
The ground below is the space for real-time projections on information relating to Singapore and the world – population figures, numbers of emails sent, etc from the Netherlands-based multidisciplinary studio Donis.
Jubilee Bridge : Oriflammes
Hundreds of vertical flags illuminated by kaleidoscopic lighting, created by French artist Sebastien Lefevre.
A gigantic light-metronome called Time Rhythm features light projections set to music created by Spanish artist Xavi Bove and Barcelona-based multidisciplinary studio Onionlab.
Cavenagh Bridge – Where do Stories Begin/ Where do Stories End
The words of he first question are seen in LED neon lights on one side of the bridge, against a view of Boat Quay, and the second question appears on the other side of the bridge, with Marina Bay Sands as the backdrop.
Elgin Bridge : Run Beyond
A human figure leaps across the Singapore River and a series of LED figures light up in succession, in this installation by Turin-born artist Angelo Bonello.
The i Light Student Award will be inaugurated to include local and international tertiary students to contribute their visions.
Daily, 7.30 p.m. to 11.00 p.m., extended to 12.00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays