Digital Light Canvas is an interactive digital art installation at Marina Bay Sands where kids can chase shoals of fish, and marvel at unfolding calligraphy brushstrokes and flowers beneath your feet.
Venue: 2 Bayfront Ave, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #B2-50, Singapore 018956
Date: Permanent (Mon – Sun)
Hours: 11 am – 9 pm (last entry: 8.50 pm)
An immersive digital art installation, Digital Light Canvas at Marina Bay Sands will have you chasing after shoals of fish and painting calligraphic art with your feet. Presented in collaboration with teamLab, the Japanese collective behind Future World: Where Art Meets Science at ArtScience Museum, the installation has three shows.
Digital Light Canvas Shows
The Digital Light Canvas has two shows - Strokes of Life and Nature’s Rhythm, both are accompanied by their own soundtrack.
Strokes of Life is a four-minute sequence that takes place half-hourly and within those minutes, you can paint calligraphic art with every step you take, as brushstrokes blossom in your wake.
In part two, Nature’s Rhythm, flocks of birds swoop through the 14-metre tall light sculpture overhead as thousands of fishes swim in the LED-lit ocean beneath your feet. The fishes will react to the movement of people on the rink, as well as the movement of the birds above. Each person on the rink has a colour, and the nearby fish receive that colour.
The kids (and adults) will have fun creating art and chasing fishes across both shows.
Digital Light Canvas also has other interactive features where you can use your phone to set off over 30 animated Crystal Fireworks and light displays and even have personalised messages appear on the LED floor - perhaps a surprise gift for the kids or spouse?
Tickets are priced at $5 per person entering the rink, and free for kids below 2 years old. You may also watch the animation outside the rink for free.
Tip: For a bird’s-eye view of the show, head to Level 2. If you would rather admire the show at Level 1, anywhere around Rasapura Masters food hall (B2-50, Canal Level) will offer prime views of Digital Light Canvas.
For more information visit the Digital Light Canvas website.
*Photo and Video Credits: teamLab