i Light Marina Bay light art festival will return with a special i Light Singapore – Bicentennial Edition from 28 January to 24 February 2019 with sustainable light art installations curated to the theme “Bridges of Time”.
An anchor event to kick-start the Singapore Bicentennial commemoration, i Light Singapore – Bicentennial Edition invites artists and festival-goers to reflect on Singapore’s history and growth, as well as our connection with the world in the last 700 years, through the sustainable light art installations. Festival-goers can also look forward to a larger Festival in terms of geographical footprint as it expands beyond Marina Bay to include the Civic District, Singapore River, and Raffles Terrace at Fort Canning.
i Light Singapore – Bicentennial Edition has received the largest response ever to the call for artwork proposals. In just two months, there were 249 submissions from 36 countries, including Singapore. One of the international light art installations to be featured at the upcoming Festival is “City Gazing Singapore” by artists Mingus Vogel and Justus Bruns from Dutch design collective VOUW, who are participating for the first time. For this bicentennial edition, the artists have specially designed the installation to resemble the map of Singapore. To be anchored at The Lawn@Marina Bay, this dynamic artwork will have lights programmed to show how the city has grown over time. By hanging the installation over an open space, the artists hope to bring people from all walks of life beneath the artwork and turn their gaze upwards into the sky to view the illuminated outlines of our country.
Visit www.ilightsingapore.sg for more information.
When: 28 Jan - 24 Feb 2019, 7.30pm - 11pm