The i Light Marina Bay 2017 festival will be held from March 3 to 26 at the Marina Bay waterfront promenade, where 20 artworks created by both international and local artists will light up the city skyline. We pick five of the most photogenic installations that Instagram-obsessed folks won’t be able to resist taking snaps of:
Created by local artist Lee Yun Qin, “MoonFlower” is a luminescent display of flowers that uses solar-powered LED to glow in the dark. The artist will also be offering some 800 stalks of the wire mesh flowers to be adopted by the public for a minimum of $5, with all proceeds going towards the Garden City Fund, a charity which supports urban biodiversity and landscape-enhancing efforts here.
#2: Northern Lights
Experience the majestic aurora borealis without travelling all the way to Iceland or Norway. By Swedish artist Aleksandra Stratimirovic, 100 vertically positioned light lines equipped with LED sources will perform a carefully programmed light story reminiscent of the natural light phenomenon.
#3: Social Sparkles
This interactive display of a hundred overhead-hanging individual lights is created by Dutch creative studio Toer. Resembling a swarm of fireflies following you through the forest, the lights sparkle when you walk underneath them and will disappear right after.
#4: The Colourful Garden of Light
For those seeking an alternative to Gardens By The Bay, this installation by French group Tilt is the answer. Peonies and multicoloured butterflies will change colours in a dazzling chromatic show, and present an interesting contrast between nature and the city.
Award-winning American firm Choi+Shine Architects is behind this artwork, which is inspired by sea urchins. The delicate installation has textured and permeable surfaces interacting with light, while the visually appealing lace-like structure is constructed through mathematical repetition.