I hope to be in town when it’s on, since it’s one of my favorite events in Singapore.
The first time it was organized it was beautiful. Right on our doorstep, all around the bay. Lots of amazing, original and interactive installations. I wrote about it here; have a look at my pictures, it was gorgeous!
The second time it was a bit less, both in quantity and in quality. But I still enjoyed it a lot and there were nice light works. I did not write a post about that second edition of the iLight festival yet. Now seems like a good time for that;-).
The Coral Garden, by Olivia d’Aboville, France, was right in front of the Sail. Made with cocktail stirrers (!) this light installation asks for awareness for efforts to reform damaged reefs. It looks very pretty and poetic.
This igloo, Bibigloo, by BIBI, is also from France. The igloo is made of jerrycans and asks awareness for global warming and melting ice-caps.
The red color made it really pop in the grass field around.
Receptacle is by Marine Ky, France/Cambodia. It is made of fabric and invites spectators to slow down, associate and create their own memories.
Illumination Disorder II, by Tay Swee Siong, Singapore, is an interactive, floral-inspired sculpture. Made out of electronics and discarded plastics. Nice!
The Gate, by Li Hui from China, consists of hundreds of bright pink laser beams. The concept looks simple, but has a big effect. Spectators had fun playing with it.
The 5QU1D, by Ryf Zaini, Singapore, is a hybrid squid-like creature. It looked almost alive, lying at the edge of the bay shore. As if it could go in the water any moment. Just too bad that it struggled with technical problems, killing the lights all the time. Luckily I caught it during moments it was working well;-).
The deck chairs from the installation Deck Journey, by Zulkifle Mahmod, Singapore, were great fun. They fitted perfect on this location, looking out over the bay. People sat there, under a reading light, enjoying the ambiance. Cool!
It works interactive. When someone sits on a chair, the light turns on and a soundscape starts.
|You see our condo (at that time), The Sail, across the bay. Lucky us, to live so nearby. We made good use of that fact, whenever there were events like this one. We would walk around the bay several times, to enjoy all the installations to the max.|
I love the next installation. It makes simple use of glow-in-the-dark ropes, strung in geometric patterns. The effect was gorgeous! Graphic, modern, cool!
Several times a night there was a light and sound show. A video was projected on the Arts & Science Museum. It looked really gorgeous! What a screen to project images onto!!!
We end our light journey with two images of one of Singapore’s icons: The Merlion. During the iLight festival of 2012 it was ‘painted’ by light several times a night. Fun!
I guess that after seeing these pics and the ones from my previous post, you can imagine that I’m looking forward to iLight 2014 very, very much!
What do you think? Like it? What’s your favorite festival?