i Light Marina Bay 2014

Posted: January 23, 2014 by lambentI2e in Events / Gatherings

ilight2014

i Light 2010

i Light 2010

i Light Marina Bay is Asia’s only sustainable light art festival that showcases innovative content, the intelligent use of lighting as well as an international line-up of creative talents. The festival this year features more than 25 innovative and environmentally sustainable light art installations from around the world. The Marina Bay waterfront will be transformed into a magical space of light and colour for the public to celebrate both public spaces and creativity.

To promote an environmentally-responsible behaviour for a sustainable future, the participating artists have incorporated the use of recyclable materials and adopted energy-efficient lighting technologies in the creation of their stunning light art installations. Every aspect of the festival will adopt a more effective and efficient management of resources to meet this commitment to the environment.

A full array of events, programmes and fun activities have been lined up from 7 to 30 March 2014 to create a dazzling, diverse and more enriching experience for the community.  From free guided tours, relaxing outdoor movie screenings and entertaining performances, outdoor dining to educational talks and workshops, this festival will strive to build on the achievements of the previous festivals to bring you an even more enjoyable experience.

Date : 7 – 30 Mar 2014
Time : 730pm – 11pm
Venue : Marina Bay Waterfront
Tickets : NIL, Admission is Free

HIGHLIGHTS

LIVELIGHT

A performer from Starlight Alchemy demonstrates LiveLight, an interactive installation artwork by Quck Zhong Yi that will be showcased at i Light Marina Bay 2014. Photo courtesy of Max Pagel.

A performer from Starlight Alchemy demonstrates LiveLight, an interactive installation artwork by Quck Zhong Yi that will be showcased at i Light Marina Bay 2014. Photo courtesy of Max Pagel.

Oz Collective is a collective of architects/artists trained in architecture at the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture, Paris. For i Light Marina Bay 2014, the collective is represented by Alexandre Pachiaudi (Paris) and Quck Zhong Yi (Singapore). Zai Tang (London & Singapore) is the invited sound artist for this installation.

LiveLight is a canvas for live light painting. This installation invites the public to use the LED torchlight on their mobile devices to paint and draw on the projected canvas. Participants can write, run, jump, dance shine light on one another, create backlit silhouettes, etc. While the light paintings are created by persistence of light, they are also ephemeral; true to the immateriality and impermanence of light.

THE GUARDIAN ANGELS

The Guardian Angels, by Maro Avrabou and Dimitri Xenakis, will be one the art installations showcased at i Light Marina Bay 2014. Credits to Maro Avrabou and Dimitri Xenakis

The Guardian Angels, by Maro Avrabou and Dimitri Xenakis, will be one the art installations showcased at i Light Marina Bay 2014. Credits to Maro Avrabou and Dimitri Xenakis

Visual artist and light designer Maro Avrabou works in the fields of visual arts and those of theatre, dance, and opera. Dimitri Xenakis, also a visual artist, specialises in art related to nature, and constantly renews his artistic language to interact with the environment. The two collaborate on works that question living spaces, points of view, forms and light. They work on a wide range of projects dealing with urban and natural landscapes as well as the built, the urban furniture and the light.

The Guardian Angels echoes the call to preserve the garden and plants and by extension, nature. It highlights the role of the human. It is also pays tribute to gardeners and artificially created nature indirectly. The work points out that the growth of plants and trees is only possible with the contribution of three natural elements: light (sun), water and earth. The transformation of an everyday industrial item into a poetic object stops and challenges the passerby. Unexpected and surprising, these watering-lanterns symbolise environmental protection and also a suggestion to give a second life to a used object.

i Light 2014

For full details, see the i Light Marina Bay website.

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