Last Friday, 9th March 2012, marks the opening of the i Light Marina Bay 2012 with Guest-of-Honour Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam (Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Finance and Minister for Manpower) gracing the event that was held at the Waterfront Promenade. Guest that were present were treated to a sumptuous dinner at the hospitality area with food and beverages by Verve Pizza Bar and a River Taxi ride around Marina Waterfront.
LED Stilt Walkers and LED Twirlers were present to entertain the crowd as invited guests along with artistes had lots of opportunities to take photos with them. If you missed them last weekend, the LED Stilt Walkers will be around the Waterfront Promenade again on the 24th and 25th March and as for the LED Twirlers, 18th and 31st March.
There were roving performances of Samba, Rata and Reggae beats along the waterfront promenade using junk percussion found around the house too. They will be around Waterfront Promenade on the 17th, 18th, 31st March and 1st April from 9.00pm to 10.00pm!
The opening video of i Light Marina Bay 2012 was screened at the container boxes known with the artwork known as After Light created by Storybox from New Zealand. Inside these containers located at The Promontory, lies the artworks by local students from Singapore School of the Arts (SOTA) and LASELLE College of the Arts.
While walking from The Promontory towards the Marina Bay City Gallery, you will notice 10 over of these little huts forming a line. Gap the Mind is by a Thailand artist, Be Takerng Pattanopas. Visitors are welcome to sit in one of these huts to meditate with the unique soundscape evoking a sense of tranquility.
Right outside the Marina Bay City Gallery, the Illumination Disorders II is an artwork by a local artist, Tay Swee Siong who created a sculpture from discarded items and is lighted up with LED lights.
Boarding the river taxi from Marina Waterfront, we get to lovely view of Marina Promenade and several artworks from the water.
For the first time in Singapore’s history since the Merlion was inaugurated in 1972, it is given a 3D makeover with the artwork, Light of the Merlion by Portugal duo, Nuno Maya and Carole Purnelle, known as OCUBO. How beautiful is the Merlion lighting up the nightscape of Marina Bay!
Once again, this is the Garden of Light by Singapore company, Hexogon Solution. This is how it looks like when it is not screening the 8-minute long animation. The show-times are at 8:15pm, 8:45pm, 9:15pm, 9:45pm, 10:15pm, 10:45pm. Get your cameras ready for it!
In front of the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, Fancy/Lightweight by Hong Kong artist Cornelia Erdmann is a three-dimensional fan structures made with numerous LED wires.
I felt that Key Frames by Groupe LAPS is one of the most stunning artwork at i Light Marina Bay 2012. I’ve taken a short video clip of it and you can view it below. I promise watching the full “show” live is so much more stunning!
Do come down to i Light Marina Bay 2012 and experience all the artworks for yourself. Very soon, you can vote for your favourite installation at http://www.facebook.com/marinabaysg/app_150206515038121 and win yourself fabulous prizes!
If you like to win some i Light Marina Bay 2012 premiums, check out my previous blog entry, Have a Sneak Peek of i Light Marina Bay 2012 & Win i Light Premiums!, to find out how!
Love taking photos? You can join the Low Light Photography Workshop on the 17th and 24th March, 6.30pm to 9.30pm at the
Seating Gallery! Experienced instructors Mr Guek Peng Siong and Mr Tan Kay Hiang from SAFRA Photographic Club will be sharing how to capture perfect shots under low lighting conditions complete with hands-on educational experience. If you’re interested, download the registration form here and email to firstname.lastname@example.org . It cost $10 for public and $5 for SAFRA members.
Also, there is an on-going photography contest. Capture the magical atmosphere created by the light art installations around Marina Bay. There are two categories in the competition – one for professional photographers and the other for public participants. Submit your entries and stand to win attractive prizes worth up to $10,000 sponsored by LUMIX! Download the Photography Competition contest forms here!
Over 30 artworks will be at i Light Marina Bay 2012 will be lighted up every night, today till 1st Apr 2012 from 7.30pm to 11pm! All of us will be waiting for you. For more information on i Light Marina Bay 2012, do check out the links below.
Other related blog posts:
- Have a Sneak Peek of i Light Marina Bay 2012 & Win i Light Premiums!
- i Light Marina Bay 2012, Asia’s Only Sustainable Light Art Festival
*Calvin is an official blogger of i Light Marina Bay 2012 and photos were taken with LUMIX GF3!
**View my photos of i Light Marina Bay here!