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i Light Singapore 2020

Photo Credit: i Light Singapore

Location: Marina Bay
Date: Postponed
Hour: 7.30pm to 11pm daily (with extended hours to 12am on Fridays and Saturdays)
Admission: Free

Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival, i Light Singapore, is set to light up Marina Bay once more, from 6 to 29 March 2020.

Presented by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), this year's festival will take on the theme Re:Light, Re:Live, Re:Imagine, and will continue to spotlight sustainable living through its light art installations and programming.

There dazzling art displays have been created and repurposed by various local and international artists based on their creative ideas that explore and reimagine the endless potential of everyday objects, as well as waste.

URA hopes that these captivating and interesting artworks will not only serve as visual spectacles, but also invoke introspection in the public to do their part in conserving resources and reducing waste. The aim is for every visitor to be encouraged to make a conscious decision to re-evaluate their lifestyle habits and consumption behaviour in order to achieve a more sustainable future.

Here are some of the artworks that will be showcased at i Light Singapore 2020:

1. Ruffled Ice

Ruffled IcePhoto Credit: i Light Singapore

Ruffled Ice: by DP Design: Mike Lim, Allan Wang, Calliope Lee, Kelly Wong, Celine Hoi, Ridhwan Aziz and Sadiqin Daris (Singapore)

Ruffled Ice examines the pressing issue of plastic waste in our oceans ‚Äď a problem that has grown exponentially in recent years. It draws particular attention to the excessive use of plastic packaging. For instance, many confectionery and baked goods are often unnecessarily wrapped individually in decorative plastic simply to enhance their cosmetic appeal and perceived value to consumers. When such plastic trash is not properly disposed of, they are carried to the seas by winds and waterways.

Working with a local plastic recycling company and using plastic waste collected from several other companies, Ruffled Ice crafts these redundant packaging materials into plastic ruffles which are sculpted onto the Mist Walk, creating a virtual representation of a melting iceberg and ice caverns with fibre optic LED lights embedded to create a glow-worm effect. Their aim is to illustrate the enormous damage discarded plastic has on the environment.

2. Underworld

UnderworldPhoto Credit: i Light Singapore

Underworld: by Aleksandra Stratimirovic (Sweden) and Leonel Kaplan (Argentina)

Underworld is a spatial installation of luminous forms depicting an imaginary undersea settlement and aims to highlight the fragility of our marine ecosystem. An original soundscape combines the haunting echoes of the sea with the chorus of urban life to add a deeper contemplative dimension to the artwork.

Made of discarded fishing nets collected at the Sotenäs Marine Recycling Center in Sweden, giant lanterns are layered to reflect the generations of time filled with life stories of the local fishermen. The installation was inspired by Smögen, a small Swedish fishing village by the Skagerak Sea, where the local community is making a strong commitment towards preserving their marine environment.

For more information and details on the festival, please visit https://www.ilightsingapore.sg.


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Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.

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