Post Page Advertisement [Top]

From iLight Marina Bay 06112010
Marina Bay Lights up with Art at i-Light Marina Bay

I heart life art, creative displays and interactive installations. I wasn't about to miss the 26 light artworks featured during the October / November i-Light Marina Bay showcase. It was also Asia’s first sustainable light art festival that married art with new technology challenges artists, designers and architects.

I only found time to take a leisurely stroll to experience i-Light Marina Bay toward the tail end of the exhibit. The artworks were placed across a 3.5-kilometer walking route that encircles the Marina Bay to make up the Light Walk that spans The Helix Bridge, The Floating Platform, The Esplanade, One Fullerton, The Promontory @ Marina Bay to the City Gallery at the Waterfront Promenade. It was pretty amazing to soak in the transformation of the Singapore skyline and seeing the Downtown Marina Bay take shape.

The curatorial theme of the festival was People, Place and Time:
- The People : Singaporeans and visitors from around the globe
- The Place : Marina Bay
- The Time : embracing the heritage of our past, engaging in present & progressing in future


Fortunately, or unfortunately... the last 2 days of the exhibition were graced with showers from the year-end rainy season. Wendy and I made a couple of pit stops to hide away from the heavy rain, but when the showers passed, the weather was pleasantly cool for a long 2hr stroll and offered a magical puddled reflection for the lights.

i-Light Marina Bay Showcase:
My Public Garden

From iLight Marina Bay 06112010
My favourite showcase My Public Garden by TILT (France)

From iLight Marina Bay 06112010
My Public Garden was a luxurious glowing garden, a playful and festive park full of fanciful plants and enchanted flowers. A total of 29 giant plant-like light sculptures of 6 different varieties made up the bouquets adorning the site. Giant wild plants bloomed in the darkness, glowing softly with an elegant luminosity. It was an enchanted forest, as the public enjoyed an intimate stroll among the immense, alluring bouquets. The light sculptures were large artworks, the smallest being 3.5m tall & the largest at 11m, visible from far away, which created a beautiful landscape even from a distance and offered an interplay of perspectives.

From iLight Marina Bay 06112010
Vietnamese hats were ingeniously used to form the shape of the flower petals.

From iLight Marina Bay 06112010
TILT has consistently worked on their oldest art installations to reduce energy usage. The original 7.5m tall Herbum Follus consumed 4,100W but now uses only 700W, without having to compromise on the size and design. The 29 light works were powered by biodiesel fuel.

Jellight
From iLight Marina Bay 06112010
Jellight by Pascal Petitjean & Aamer Taher (Singapore)


From iLight Marina Bay 06112010
The artists created these interactive and imaginative light objects providing an opportunity for visitors to 'grab' the jellyfish's tentacles made out of an inflatable balloon.

From iLight Marina Bay 06112010
The technology/design was simple, sophisticated and revolutionary with its origin based on a helium/air filled balloon and the idea of introducing just light bulbs to create a 360-degree non-glare lighting source. The lighting output was efficient with energy saving light bulbs, giving direct illumination.

Fire Flies
From iLight Marina Bay 06112010
Fire Flies by Francesco Mariotti (Switzerland)

From iLight Marina Bay 06112010
The installation was created from recycled colourful PET-bottles and blinking diodes but yet retained the magical and whimsical qualities of fireflies. Fire Flies only uses 75 watts and is solar powered.

Positive Attracts
From iLight Marina Bay 06112010
Positive Attracts by Edwin Cheong (Singapore)

From iLight Marina Bay 06112010
Positive Attracts explored the belief that the optimism of our mental state of mind (4th Dimension) can effect a positive outcome of our physical state (3rd Dimension). The installation consisted of the Artist's 9 favourite optimistic visionaries (Heroes) who have used their mental state to effect positive outcomes in their physical world. They included George Lucas, Walt Disney, Steven Spielberg, Elvis Presley, Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein etc. Inspired by songs such as "Rainbow Connection" and "Somewhere over the Rainbow", these Heroes incubate dreams and will "deposit positivity" to the public as they draw near to the Heroes. Famous quotes written at base of each Heroes allowed the public to guess who they are.

Rainbow
From iLight Marina Bay 06112010
Rainbow by Mark Hammer & Andre Kecskes (Australia)

From iLight Marina Bay 06112010
Rainbow, as its name suggests, was an interactive rainbow of colours projected onto a white surface, to form a beautiful night light creation.

From iLight Marina Bay 06112010
The entire installation utilizes less than 20% of the power consumed by one traditional incandescent light bulb.

Digital Origami Tigers

From iLight Marina Bay 06112010
Digital Origami Tigers by Chris Bosse (Germany)

From iLight Marina Bay 06112010
The crouching digital tigers combined ancient lantern making methods with cutting edge digital design and fabrication technology, bringing east and west together through tradition and innovation.

The tigers are inspired by "zhezhi", a Chinese term for paper folding, more popularly known by its Japanese name "origami". In producing this artwork, traditional Chinese lantern makers in Sichuan province, where lantern making has been taking place for over 800 years, and local artisans were consulted. The Digital Origami Tigers are currently travelling the world as part of the World Wildlife Fund's Year of the Tiger campaign.


Animal Tree
From iLight Marina Bay 06112010
Animal Tree by Pitupong Chaowakul (Thailand)

From iLight Marina Bay 06112010
Animal Tree is a lamp pole that can be installed in any public space. The shed of the lamp is composed of 512 pieces of orange happy bears. The installation made use of recycled materials and energy saving lighting.

Flora Magica
From iLight Marina Bay 06112010
Flora Magica by Studio KYbra, Mary-Anne and Ingo Kyriakou.Bracke
From iLight Marina Bay 06112010
Flora Magica spins a narrative between our technoid, cosmopolitan world and the complex, delicate natural environment of a hidden interior world. The fa├žade of the Maybank building was transformed into a blossoming moon garden.

The installation promotes dark city skies as there is no spillage or stray light into the night sky or onto surrounding buildings.


( / )
From iLight Marina Bay 06112010
( / )by Angela Chong (Singapore)

From iLight Marina Bay 06112010
The installation was a functional sculpture that illuminates at night while allowing the public to use it as a sitting area. Constructed out of acrylic sheets, the installation featured coloured LED lights that are reflected onto the sheets.

Read:
Art and Design Category
Museums and Exhibits Category

More i-Light Marina Bay Sustainable Light Art Festival Pictures

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for visting www.natashayong.com and leaving your comments.

Bottom Ad [Post Page]