i Light Singapore is returning to illuminate Marina Bay from 1 to 25 June 2023.
i Light Festival 2023 will transform the Bay into a visual playground replete with new immersive light art installations and programmes. What makes the festival different from the past years is that there are two new locations to look forward to – South Beach and Millenia Walk. The new location will offer festival goers fresh experiences and bring the artworks closer to more people.
i Light Singapore 2023 will follow A New Wave and anchored on the colour blue – a wavelength on the visible light spectrum that is omnipresent in nature’s blue spaces such as oceans and rivers. The colour blue is often associated with emotions such as calmness and serenity.
The picture above features Glacier Dreams, a large-scale projection on the façade of the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands. Created by renowned Turkish-American media artist Refik Anadol. This intriguing artwork transforms visual data on the world’s glaciers into Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based multi-sensory narratives to raise awareness of rising sea levels and climate change.
Other stunning installations include Lightwave: Turning the Tide, presented by Alibaba Cloud, Trumpet Flowers and more.
Over at the new location, South Beach will play host to two student artworks. Bleached by students from Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design and Media invites visitors to wander across a simulated ocean floor. Adorned with “seaweed” and “corals” that are either upcycled from single-use plastics or made from seaweed bioplastics.
Show III by students from James Cook University and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts makes use of audio-visual effects. It is to simulate a shower experience and provide a space for self-contemplation, including reflections on our water usage habits.
Look forward to Prism by Malaysian artist Jun Ong at Millenia Walk. An installation that transforms from a natural light shaft during the day to a glowing beacon of artificial lighting at night. Thus creating an ever-changing interplay of colours that evoke a calming experience for visitors.
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