Tuesday, March 20, 2012

light meets asia

This month, Marina Bay Waterfront lights up to awesomeness with the theme of “Light Meets Asia”, for the second year running of sustainable light art festival.

Garden of Light by Hexogon Solution, Singapore – an animated projection on the facade of Art Science Museum.

Beautiful rows of palm trees along the waterfront, not part of the light installation.

Coral Garden by Olivia d’Aboville, Philippines – a field of “coral” constructed from transparent cocktail stirrers that draws attention to the negative impact of human practices on the world’s coral reefs.

The Light Dam by Uno Lai, Taiwan – an interactive installation powered by solar panels that responds to visitors’ movements.

5QUID by Ryf Zaini, Singapore – a squid-like creature emerging from the waters, seeking to meld into the urban landscape.

Deck Journey by Zulkifle Mahmod, Singapore – sit back and enjoy the waterfront view that completes with customised soundscape (from the lamp-shaped thingy above the chair).

The Gate by Li Hui, China (now one of my favourite installation artists after the Chimera exhibition) – hundreds of laser beams framing the doorway to create the sense of a symbolic passage and a path to enlightenment.

Crystallised by Andrew Daly and Katherine Fife, Australia – a canopy of 5,000 edge-lit acrylic rods evoking a night sky in transition.

Classification Pending by Craig Walsh, Australia – Mythical marine life forms appear to exist mysteriously after dark in the waters of Marina Bay. The creatures projection looked unbelievably real in the water and feels somewhat eerie especially at the quiet corner of the waterfront. Probably my favourite installation of all.

Singapore Student Showcase in one of the shipping containers.

Sweet Home by Aleksandra Stratimirovic, Sweden – Rows of dainty lampshades evoke a warm, homely atmosphere in an urban setting that looked like a cafe from far.

Immersion by Marin Bevz and Kathryn Clifton, Australia – an LED strip lighting “water fountain” that glows and changes in tandem with the visitor’s movement.

Light Of The Merlion by OCUBO, Portugal – interactive colouring (by the visitors) that projects real-time onto its surface... Probably the most hideous looking installation of all. i think the poor merlion best stays clean and white.

9 March – 1 April 2012
7:30pm – 11:00pm
Marina Bay Waterfront

Although there were only a few installations that i really like (and would actually remember) but my friend and i did enjoy ourselves as we strolled along the waterfront; exchanging views, intrigued by some of the installations and taking in the beautiful sight. And of course the good weather on Saturday, with surprising cool breezes, played an important part too. Definitely recommended.

*Art installations information extracted from the event brochure

1 comment:

Eco LED said...

Wow, those are some spectacular pictures! I love what they've done with the lights.