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I have the same fascination with light projections as I have with things that glow in the dark. With Singapore's dreaded heat during the day, it's always a nice way to enjoy the night with Light Festivals or Light Arts. Coupled with Singapore's dazzling skyline in the background, light festivals in the city always brighten the Instagram feed.

The latest illuminated artworks #futuretogether by Japanese art collective, teamLab / チームラボ, put together 8 pieces of projections at Gardens By The Bay. The exhibits combined technology and art in honour of Singapore's bicentennial, encompassing three themes – Aspirations, Connectivity, and Possibilities – each relating to how Singaporeans look forward to the future.

I've always liked teamLab's creations after my first experience with the digital art installation "Story Of The Forest", at the glass rotunda of the National Museum of Singapore. This set of exhibits at #futuretogether were a visual feast.

"Animals of Flowers, Symbiotic Lives" was my favourite. A huge hall sub-divided by mirrors and walls. Beware or you'll be walking into one of them. A zoo of animals, practically of every kind that inhabit Singapore, with flowers that grow from the bodies, bloom, and in time, their petals scatter, wither and die. The cycle of life and death continues for eternity. Wave your hands vigorously at the animals and all of the flowers will scatter, and the animals will die and fade away. Pretty telling of human's over interference with the environment and its consequences.

My second favourite experience was at the En Tea house for "Flowers Bloom in an Infinite Universe inside a Teacup". We were given a choice of hot teh tarik or cold green tea yuzu. The cold brew was my selection to escape the night heat. We witnessed floral magic as the tea was served. Slowly but surely bloomed flowers in our tea! If you pick up the teacup, the flowers scatter and spread outside of the cup. It was later that I learnt that the projection was picking up heat sensors. How brillant!

And as you enjoy your tea, don't forget to admire the animated "Enso", the Zen practice of drawing a circle with a single brush stroke.

"Continuous Life and Death at the Now of Eternity II" depicts a work of art that is created by a computer program that continuously renders the artwork in real time. As a whole, it is continuously changing, and previous visual states are never replicated. The picture at this moment can never be seen again. Wow! Mind blown!

This was my image at that moment of time.

The outdoor exhibits included "Flowers and People - Giant Lattice Mass, A Whole Year per Hour"

And "Autonomous Resonating Life on the Water and Resonating Trees". These eggs on the Dragonfly Lake reminded me of the unhatched eggs in Aliens! Watch out Singapore!

After a while, there was a resounding theme of growing, withering and dying (repeat itself). Yupe, I guess that's pretty much our #futuretogether.

More Future Together #futuretogether by teamLab / チームラボ Pictures

Singapore Night Festival 2014 - Singapore Arts Museum (SAM) Re-Skinned!
i-Light Marina Bay Sustainable Light Art Festival
Nocturnals Roam at the Night Festival 2009

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