i Light Marina Bay 2014

Marina Bay, Singapore

i Light Marina Bay is back! It is Asia's only sustainable light art festival that happens in a interval of two year if I am not wrong. This year is the 2nd edition that I have been to, other than taking a walk down the light art installation I have also took pictures of a few installation that I find it interesting and meaningful to share with readers on my blog. The image you find in this blog post is a compilation of pictures which I finally finish capturing in a total of three visit, my shoots may not be the best but I hope that you could take time to appreciate my photograph as well as the art installation.

Before proceeding do spend some time to watch this video to understand more about the artist, their installation and also know more about the inspirations behind the installations:

7 - 30 March 2014 7:30PM - 11:00PM Marina Bay Waterfront Free Admission ilightmarinabay.sg


This year The Marina Bay Waterfront will be transformed into a magical space of light and colour featuring more than 25 innovative and environmentally sustainable light art installations from the world. Here are some that I manage to capture:

A2 The Wishing! Tree by The Living! Project
Located beside the side entrance of Marina Bay Shoppes is the The Wishing! Tree, visitor can pen down their wish on a piece of strip provided then throw it on the wishing tree.

A3 iSwarm by SUTD - Thomas Schroepfer & Suranga Nanayakkara
On the water is a luminous "sea creatures" that interact with passer-by. Sadly I am unable to capture it nicely therefore I took this shot.

A4 Happy Croco by Bibi
A luminous 20m long crocodile sculpture, whose backbone is made of traffic cones that uses LEDs and low energy light bulbs.

A5 Bedazzled by Meinharot Light Studio Pte. Ltd.
After standing underneath a semi-circle that is installed with hundreds of LED for awhile I finally realise that the light is featuring different horoscope star constellations. 

A6 Lightscape Catcher by Arup Shanghai
At a glance I only see mirror panels, after figuring it out for long I realise that it is a reflections capturing the cityscape of Marina Bay.

A8 #WeHeartLight by Light Collective
Outside the Marina Bay City Gallery is a installation of light boxes each personalised with images and text written and drawn by students.

A9 Joujoi-Ours by Uno Lai
Uno believes that interactive arts are not just about technology, but it should reflect simple acts to express love. Inspired by childhood memories of hugging soft toys to sleep, Joujou-Ours is an installation that encourages all to come close and embrace these light installations, and with these close physical interactions, the embedded lights will create a magical kaleidoscope of colours.

A10 Floating Hearts by Travesias De Luz
Wall of illuminated hearts is a interactive art installation which invites people to play with it to form new visual spectacles with each contact, the moment when we are there my boyfriend was the only one that it playing with it therefore attracting attention to this installation hahaha.

A12 The Guardian Angels by Mario Avrabou & Dimitri Xenakis
This work points out that the growth of plants and trees is only possible with the contribution of three natural elements: light, water and eath. This installation was one of the most simple looking art, however I spend quite awhile to capture a photograph of it with a different perspective.

A14 The Pool by Jen Lewin Studio
Created with interactive circular pads allows visitor to play and create swirling effects of llight and colour. Both adults and children including me we seen having fun here.

B3 3D Tic-Tac-Toe by Angela Chong & Sonny Windstrup
Inspirate with a game that most people find it familiar, the Tic-Tac-Toe. Installation was design to present a multi-player game having 27 cubes instead of just nine square allowing 4 player to compete with each other making the game more challenging but having the same concept of winning.

B5 The Wheels of Industry by Twist Design
Just like the olden days, kinetic bicycle are used to provide emission free electricity.This installation not only presents the development of modern technology and how technology had offered an advanced mode of living for all, but hopes to inspire questions if we should depend on a non-renewable source of energy for our daily mode of travel.

B6 Giant Dandelion by Olivia D'Aboville
Giant Dandelions is a forest of 90 larger-than-life light flowers where people can freely walk through. The installation features flowers of varying heights. The 90 dandelion heads are made from close to 9,000 recycled water bottles that are cut and connected to one another by a nylon weave. Each flower is lit by an energy efficient bulb in order to create intensity variations within the fores. The exaggerated scale of the Dandelions through the presentation of this installation creates an interesting landscape of light, and through the creative re-using of the discarded plastic bottles, it sends out a bigger message of inspiration and hope to the less-privileged.

B9 Cloud by Caitlind R.C Brown & Wayne Garett
The sculpture is created from both new and recycled materials, combining the aesthetic of incandescent light bulbs with the brilliance of energy-efficient bulbs creating a playful commentary about the changing face of sustainability.

B10 1.26 Singapore by Janet Echelman
Janet Echelman has been inspired by the traditional craftsmanship of fish net weaving and lace making in the construct of her urban sculptures. he form and content has been drawn from observing Earth’s interconnected systems. Echelman used laboratory research from NASA and NOAA which documented the effects of the 2010 earthquake in Chile  the historic shock resulted in the shortening of the earth’s day by 1.26 microseconds, which became the influence for the installation’s name. The colorful volumetric piece takes the shape of a tsunami sweeping across the ocean. In her studio, she generated a three-dimensional model of the tsunami that resulted from Chile’s earthquake, then used software to create an outline of the rendering’s highest amplitude area, realising the silhouette as a sculptural form. The material underscores connectivity — Echelman’s work utilises Honeywell Spectra fibre, a material that is 15 times stronger than steel by weight. The knotted mesh can withstand high winds, but is engineered specifically to imitate the intricacy of handmade lace. This piece not only reminds us of today’s ever changing face of the earth and the effects natural disasters have on people, but it is also a piece that highlights the courageousness of the survivors and the interconnected populations who are fighting against these effects of climate change in today’s context.

B11 Digital Wattle by Out of The Dark
Golden Wattle, Australia’s floral emblem, inspires this installation as the artists translate an iconic element of nature from their homeland into an installation. Hence, adapting the form of the Golden Wattle into a series of light installations, the Digital Wattle is a device to explore the interplay between individual ethnic groups co-existing in one city. When the flowers sway gently in the wind, they will slowly change from pure white to different colours to represent the new mix of cultures residing in the city. In the process, it brings a slice of nature into our urban environment.

B13 A Land of Reverie by Sheryl Ng & Nigel Ho
Using fluorescent paint and UV lighting this installation allows visitor to interact by doing light painting that will be shown on the wall projecting from a camera.



click here to read my blog post on i Light Marina Bay 2012 to see the past art installation.

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