i Light Singapore 2024: Launching May 31 with 17 Mesmerising Light Art Installations and Exciting Programs to Promote Sustainable Living

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This Friday marks the return of i Light Singapore (iLSG) for its milestone 10th edition, illuminating Marina Bay, South Beach, Millenia Walk, and Tanjong Pagar with 17 captivating light art installations. Organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and supported by partners such as Marina Bay Sands, UOB, and Alibaba Cloud, Asia’s premier sustainable light festival aims to spark conversations about sustainable living through its innovative programs.

A Vibrant Showcase of International Art

This year’s festival will feature 25 artists from 11 countries, inspired by the theme of “Cyclical Nature” and the colour green. Their artworks explore the endless potential of everyday objects through redesign, restoration, and repurposing.

Arc ZERO: Nimbus by Studio James Tapscott (Courtesy of i Light Singapore 2024)

Highlights at Marina Bay Waterfront

  • Iwagumi Air Scape by ENESS: At The Promontory at Marina Bay, this immersive urban garden transports visitors to a serene, larger-than-life Japanese garden. 
  • Fish are Jumping by Studio Toer: Located on the waters near the lower boardwalk, this installation features leaping “fish” that create a mesmerising dance of light and shadow.
  • Arc ZERO: Nimbus by Studio James Tapscott: Positioned near the Red Dot Design Museum, this piece invites visitors to walk through a misty ring, offering a unique view of the city skyline.

Interactive Artworks Along the Promenade

  • Dandelion by Sydney-based artist studio Amigo & Amigo: Presented by Marina Bay Sands at the Event Plaza, this installation combines light and music to create a hopeful, nature-inspired experience.
  • Fountain of Happiness by 27June Studio: At Clifford Square, this playful installation features swings and light tubes that illuminate with every movement.
  • Alchemy of Atmospheres by Janez Grošelj: Located at The Lawn beside NTUC Building, this artwork uses an ethereal green glow and lightning-like effects to highlight the impact of human actions on the climate.

BOB the nice world by BOB the nice guy (Courtesy of i Light Singapore 2024)

International Collaborations

iLSG has collaborated with overseas light festivals to bring unique pieces to Singapore: 

  • Pure Ring by Xu Dongliang and Toryo International Lighting Design Center: Previously showcased at Glow Shenzhen from 2023 to 2024, this interactive installation features illuminated seats that change color.
  • BOB the nice world by BOB the nice guy: From Awakening Bangkok, this whimsical inflatable reminds visitors of the effects of climate change on urban spaces.

Experiential Programs and Activities

  • i Light River Cruise Shuttle Service: Offered by Singapore River Cruise and WaterB, this service provides a scenic journey across the Bay, enhancing the festival experience.
  • GastroBeats Festival Village: At Bayfront Event Space, visitors can enjoy over 200 food options, family-friendly games, live music, and mentorship programs in food content creation.
  • The Conscious Festival x iLSG: This initiative includes wellness workshops, a marketplace for conscious brands, performances by sound and light artists, and transformative talks on sustainability.

Interactive Initiatives and Campaigns

  • i Quest: A gamified activity where visitors can illuminate virtual zones and win instant prizes by scanning QR codes at designated checkpoints.
  • Switch Off, Turn Up Campaign: Encourages businesses around Marina Bay to reduce energy consumption by turning off non-essential lighting and optimising air-conditioning.

Educational Opportunities

  • i Light Forum: Offers insights into sustainable design and lighting through various talks and discussions.
  • Guided Tours: Led by Let’s Go Tour Singapore, these tours reveal the creative stories behind the light installations.
  • Community Green Market: Discover artisanal crafts and enjoy music powered by a solar audio system at this pop-up market.

i Light Singapore 2024 will run from May 31 to June 23, 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM daily, with extended hours to 12:00am on Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is free, though certain programs may have charges. For more information, please visit www.ilightsingapore.gov.sg.

Header image Iwagumi Air Scape by ENESS (Courtesy of i Light Singapore 2024)


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