Brightening Lives is a series of light projection shows on the facades of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, the Merlion and the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands.
Venue: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, the Merlion and the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands
Dates: 26 - 31 Dec 2023
The Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2024 will present Brightening Lives, a series of light projection shows on the facades of three iconic Marina Bay landmarks – The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, the Merlion and the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands – from 26 to 31 December. This year, visitors can feast their eyes on 21 original artworks by students from five local educational institutions. These projections depict stories of hope and empowerment in our community and celebrate the spirit of resilience and care for others.
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One such artwork that will be projected on the façade of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore pays tribute to the role that migrant workers play in contributing to our cityscape. Adapting from a theatre stage design, the artwork depicts construction workers working tirelessly to bring a set to life, much like how migrant workers toil behind the scenes to build our city. As their sacrifices and struggles often go unnoticed, the artwork seeks to acknowledge the hard work they do to better our lives.
Over at the Merlion, another heartfelt artwork illustrates the story of an elderly person dealing with dementia, tracing her journey from being alone and struggling to remember the path home to eventually encountering kind strangers who helped her find her way. The artwork illuminates the value of compassion and how community support can minimise challenges brought about by dementia.
Another poignant artwork to be projected onto the facade of the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands utilises the motifs of orchids, known for their strength and resilience, to draw a parallel with the tenacity of youths who are dealing with mental health issues. The collective beauty of these orchids reflects the student’s hope for greater community awareness and understanding of such issues in society.
Dates and Times
Catch the Brightening Lives light projection shows every 15 minutes from 8pm to 10.30pm from 26 to 30 December, and from 8pm to 11pm on New Year’s Eve (31 December).