Update: In light of the DORSCON Orange alert and the COVID-19 outbreak, the i Light Singapore 2020 festival will be postponed until further notice. For more updates, please visit here.
Looking for something to do this March? Check out the i Light Singapore 2020 festival, which returns in its eighth edition from 6 to 29 March at Marina Bay.
The sustainable light art festival’s theme this year is Re:Light, ReLive, Re:Imagine, featuring several artists’ works that explore the potential of everyday objects and waste as art. These installations put the spotlight on sustainable living, inviting visitors to think about how their individual lives and daily habits can impact on the environment. Here are two to watch out for:
Created by DP Design: Mike Lim, Allan Wang, Calliope Lee, Kelly Wong, Celine Hoi, Ridhwan Aziz and Sadiqin Daris
Made entirely of plastic waste, this installation has been sculpted to resemble a melting iceberg and ice caverns that visitors can walk beneath. Fibre optic lights create a glow-worm effect, adding to the illusion of standing close to one of Nature’s wonders — until you remember that this enormous “iceberg” is actually made of discarded plastic waste, and that pollution is drastically changing the seascape.
Created by: Aleksandra Stratimirovic (Sweden) and Leonel Kaplan (Argentina)
Constructed from discarded fishing nets collected from Sotenäs Marine Recycling Center in Sweden, the artists created giant layered lanterns to depict luminous forms in an imaginary undersea settlement. An original soundscape, featuring echoes of the sea contrasted with humdrum urban life, invites visitors to contemplate the link between man and Nature. This installation aims to highlight the fragility of our marine ecosystem.
i Light Singapore 2020 will be held from 6 to 29 March 2020, 7.30pm to 11pm daily with extended hours to 12am on Fridays and Saturdays. Admission to the Festival is free. Visit https://www.ilightsingapore.sg for more information.