i Light Singapore is back to light up Marina Bay from 3 to 26 June 2022.
Marina Bay is going to look brighter and more colourful for the month of June. Enjoy walking through the 20 artworks by artists from 14 countries who took inspiration from the colour violet.
Fun fact: Do you know that violet has the shortest wavelength and is the most powerful electromagnetic energy in the visible light spectrum?
Organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and presented by DBS, the Festival will also offer an exciting line-up of programmes that will add to the vibrancy of the precinct while encouraging conversations on sustainability.
“We hope this year’s lineup of artworks and programmes will further invigorate Marina Bay and bring cheer and delight to festival-goers. At the same time, we hope that visitors will be encouraged to reflect on our individual relationships with the environment and with one another,” Urban Redevelopment Authority CEO Lim Eng Hwee said.
One highlight is MOTHEREARTH ClimateChange Data Sculpture by Turkish new media studio Ouchhh. A video projection on the façade of ArtScience Museum will transform publicly available environmental data. Data such as those obtained from local weather recordings, into a stunning visual treat comprising moving lights, colours and sounds.
The Festival will also spotlight artworks that explore environmental challenges the world is facing. For instance, Plastic Whale by Craig Neo from Singapore, and Feng Qiao, Liao Qingshuang and Li Jianwen from China. It features an inflatable whale filled with recyclable plastic bottles and scraps, breathing in distress.
The artwork will take you through the plight of marine creatures that are struggling to survive in their increasingly polluted homes. Meanwhile, Underworld by Aleksandra Stratimirovic from Sweden and Leonel Kaplan from Argentina depicts an imaginary undersea settlement with giant lanterns made of discarded fishing nets. Against the backdrop of a soundscape featuring haunting echoes of the sea, the artwork calls attention to the fragility of our marine ecosystem.
The festival will also feature Waste Not Want Not, presented by the Festival’s presenting sponsor DBS.
This installation by local art collective, Tell Your Children. It features four larger-than-life inflatable sculptures of fruits and vegetables commonly found in our homes. This artwork challenges these stereotypes and prompts the question: “What makes food beautiful?”
It implores visitors to look beyond the surface, rethink their choices, and consume more consciously in a world where food waste is a perennial and worsening problem.
Alongside the light art installations, the Festival will feature an exciting line-up of programmes and activities that promise a fun-filled and enriching experience for families and friends.
At GastroBeats, a 14,200sqm Festival Village to be set up at Bayfront Event Space, visitors can eat to their heart’s content at Local Streets, which will spotlight Singapore’s dynamic hawker and street food culture.
The Festival will be held from 3 to 26 June 2022, from 7.30pm to 11pm daily with extended hours to 12am on Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is free, while charges apply for certain programmes. For more information, please click here.