i Light Marina Bay 2016

DSC17109Sustainable light art festival i Light Marina Bay is back! The festival, started in 2010 has been a biennial event and has grown in scale. The good news is, this light festival will take place annually from now on! i Light Marina Bay features 25 art installations from various countries. Each of the installation has a message awareness and unique perspectives. Let see what you can expect at this year i Light Marina Bay from now till 27 March 2016.


Head down to any of the i Light Marina Bay Information counter and grab a copy of the festival map. I would suggest that you start your journey from The Float and make your way to the Clifford Square.


Clockwork Stories by the Nanyang Polytechnic School. Consists of environmental receptors which breathe out bubbles when roused.

_DSC1397 editGroove Light by the Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, NUS

DSC16103Cycle House by Hafiz Osman (Singapore). The installation artist, inspired by elderly male cyclists he has seen using LED-lit bicycles in Marina Bay, has created a form of mobile housing that combines a bicycle with a sheltered platform. Visitors can pedal it to power up the LED lights attached.

_DSC14191Emograph. This is one of a clever installation. It will measures the person’s pulse and transforms it into a bright mosaic of colours and sound when a finger is inserted into the installation. The pulse triggers a motorised kaleidoscope into action, projecting the image onto a facade, at the same time converting the pulse into a complementary soundtrack.


Carnival games and rides at Bayfront Event Space by Uncle Ringo

_DSC1425The Unveiled Beauty by The School of Interactive & Digital Media (Singapore).

DCIM100GOPROGOPR9282.Very Wishing Exhibition 2.0 is an interactive light typography installation of light balls, glow sticks and lighted bottles.

_DSC1438Bolt by Jun Ong (Malaysia). Architect-artist Ong was inspired by the form and behaviour of lightning when he created the piece. The interactive artwork, which triggers a lightning effect when a button is pressed, not only mimics the ethereal nature of physical phenomenon, but also creates a tactile, visceral connection that adds the human touch to our increasingly virtually connected world.


Lampshade by Snohetta (Norway). Made of bamboo, this installation by architecture and design firm Snohetta not only acts as a shelter during the day, but also uses solar-powered lamps that light up intensively at night. The 1,000 lightbulbs will be donated to off-grid communities after the festival.

DCIM100GOPROGOPR9283.Shadow Bath by Loop.pH (London). Shadow Bath is a luminous inflated bathhouse with coloured light and air casting spectacular patterns inside and out, bathing visitors in dynamic patterned shades. The pneumatic form is a mathematical toroidal space, signifying the geometry of the universe.

_DSC14881Marine Constellations by Laughing Stars & Lumen Artistry (Japan & Singapore). This installation portrays the relationship between light, our urban fabric, and the observer. Beams of lasers link the familiar skyline of Marina Bay, as if creating a new constellation in the cityscape for visitors to trace. Would you like to wish upon every shooting star? You can now make a wish for those close to their hearts here!

_DSC15001Moon Haze by Feng Jiacheng and Huang Yuanbei (China). The artists created the work in response to the quality of air in China. While it does represent a full moon, the work also functions as a monitoring system for air pollutants. A monitoring system responds to the ambient air quality, calibrating the brightness of the installation accordingly. The better the air quality, the brighter the “moon” shines.

DSC1572Angels of Freedom by OGE Group, Gaston Zahr & Merav Eitan (Germany & Israel). Five sets of giant, colourful wings invite you to come close and interact with the symbolic angels. This installation seeks to remind us of their true selves and to always remain connected to loved ones and those who matter.


Lightscape Pavilion by MisoSoupDesign (Taiwan). Inspired by traditional Chinese lanterns, Lightscape Pavilion is made of simple, natural materials. Its bamboo lattice is designed to resemble a traditional lantern and its responsive glow serves to unite people under its canopy.

DCIM100GOPROGOPR9358.What a loving & beautiful world by teamLab (Japan). This multisensory interactive experience by interdisciplinary creative group teamLab encourages the public to co-create the artwork. You can access the website ilight.team-lab.com using your smartphone and select different Chinese characters and the character will appear on the facade of ArtScience Museum, followed by a visual representation of the word.


_DSC17161Ground Control to Major Tom by Rohan Abdullah & Stanley Yeo (Singapore). A fun piece that hopes to bring out the child in us and our fascination of space, the rocket is a glimmering, colour-changing piece by day, and a multi-coloured lantern casting light onto its surroundings by night.

_DSC15271Light Origami by KAZ Shirane (Japan). Light Origami invites viewers to explore reality by entering a giant 3D kaleidoscope. The domed structure is bathed in light and constructed using over 320 origami shapes made from mirrored panels to show what light can look like when folded like paper.

DSC11722The Cloud by Kenny Hong (Singapore). This lighting installation resembles a cloud, symbolising the guidance and protection of the community.

DSC17416Dandelion by Supermachine Studio (Pitupong Chaowakul) (Thailand). Dandelion is a low-fi interactive sphere consisting of 320 3D-printed flip panels and a singular light source installed at its core, projecting shadows on surrounding surfaces.


Admission is free. The Marina Bay waterfront will be transformed into a kaleidoscopic display of light and colour from now till 27 March 2016. i Light Marina Bay will run from 7.30pm to 11pm daily with an extension to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.


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