Amidst the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023, a silent revolution unfolds – art rejuvenates the night. DZ Engineering SRL, in partnership with Signify, is reshaping motorsport lighting with an eco-conscious approach. This transformation goes beyond adopting eco-friendly LED floodlights, enhancing visibility while cutting energy consumption by 30%. Witness this luminous revolution in “Art in the Night Race, The New Floodlights,” an exhibition from September 13th to 19th, 2023, at The Arts House in Singapore, illuminating a greener future for the sport.
Guided by the hands of ten exceptional local artists, this project breathes fresh life into retired floodlights, sparking an artistic renaissance that is as eco-friendly as it is awe-inspiring.
Anuska Sakar challenges perceptions and identities in “Layers of Consciousness,” merging digital and hand-drawn art to delve into the depths of the mind.
Elena Lo Giudice disassembles floodlight components in “Anatomy and Soul of a special piece,” creating abstract, thought-provoking images that infuse sustainability with artistry.
Jeyasree Chandrakumaran captures the essence of podium achievements by sculpting floodlights into a curve reminiscent of an F1 car’s front.
Kumari Nahappan stacks floodlight components into twin columns, resembling the doors of a mystical wardrobe in “Cabinet of Curiosities,” symbolising rebirth and our connection with nature.
Victoria Hertel repurposes broken tempered glass from floodlight panels to create hand-blown glass vessels, connecting the racetrack and the audience through an olfactory experience in “Nocturne.”
Yeo Ker Siang creates an LED-backlit fabric lightbox, preserving and re-illuminating the light generated by the floodlights as a luminary artefact for future generations.
Daniel Chong’s “A resumption” signifies a start after a pause, celebrating a changing of seasons using the sleeping body of the old floodlights as a vase with an ikebana floral arrangement of new lights, symbolising rebirth.
Ashley Hi’s “Blinker Sink” consists of kinetic sculptures manipulating light’s dappling ability, demonstrating different tempos of light and the stretching and compression of time.
Iman Sengupta’s “Anima” delves into the mystical interplay of light, space, and the boundless realms of the human imagination.
Chok Si Xuan’s “Permeance” plays with the contrast and form of floodlight components, creating a freestanding sculpture that holds seemingly contradicting moments, reflecting lightness, darkness, reflectivity, and glow.
Venue: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
When: 13 - 19 Sep 2023, 10am - 8pm
By: The Arts House