To be unveiled on 22 December in time for the festive holidays, the Digital Light Canvas will immerse visitors in an imaginative world of digital art, and allow them to interact with its elements through an unprecedented union of two highly dynamic technologies.
Located at the North Promenade of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, this permanent attraction is commissioned to multi-award winning Japanese art collective teamLab. The new attraction, which took about two years from conception to completion, will feature teamLab’s proprietary 4D vision display technology in the form of a magnificent 14-metre tall light sculpture suspended from the ceiling. More than 401,000 full-coloured LEDs are strung within 608 tubes hanging within the cylindrical sculpture. This interactive technology allows users to project pre-programmed 3D objects onto the installation via their smartphones.
Beneath the light sculpture is a dynamic LED floor spanning 15 metres in diameter and consisting of over 7.7 million individually controlled LEDs. Graphics on the floor are rendered in real time in reaction to people’s behavior and movement. When both technologies are combined, the Digital Light Canvas – which occupies the former skating rink space and measures 20 metres tall in its entirety – will provide visitors the opportunity to create their own digital art interpretations.
The Digital Light Canvas features four different show modes accompanied by unique soundtracks throughout the day. Each scene is ever-changing and never the same.
In addition to physically interacting with the LED floor to generate special effects, visitors located within the vicinity will also be able to set off a series of digital reactions and customised messages on the installation, through their mobile devices via an exclusive on-site Wi-Fi.
The Digital Light Canvas is open daily from 12pm to 8pm from Sundays to Thursdays, and until 9pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and eve of public holidays. Admission fee is S$5 per person, and complimentary for those two years and below. A unique serial code to cast an anniversary greeting, birthday wish, or wedding proposal on the LED floor is priced at S$50.
When: 22 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2018,
By: Marina Bay