The i Light Marina Bay 2012, Asia’s first and only sustainable light art festival, opens to the public for free from March 9 to April 1.
More than 30 environmentally sustainable light art installations by artists from Asia and elsewhere were put in the waterfront public space around the Marina Bay in the central business district of Singapore. The participating artists were chosen for the use of energy-efficient LED lights and/or the incorporation of sustainable, recycled and/or re-usable materials into their light artworks. Some of these artworks will also leverage on alternative energy sources such solar, kinetic or wind to generate the energy needed to power the light art installations.
On weekends, free guided tours led by student volunteers from Temasek Polytechnic will be available for visitors to gain valuable insight into the creative process of the artists and their creations. Visitors can also explore the art installations at their own leisurely pace following the Light Walk Trail, a specially curated route designed by the curatorial team which covers all 31 art installations.
i Light Marina Bay 2012 is ready to add to the bustle of activity in the Marina Bay area through a host of interactive fringe events and activities. These would include free artist talks, weekend night carnivals and photography workshops.
i Light Marina Bay 2012, was bolstered by strong support from building owners and corporations for the sophomore edition of the “Switch Off, Turn Up” campaign. 42 buildings have committed to take part in the campaign to drive energy efficiency. The campaign has also successfully extended its reach well beyond the Marina Bay precinct, with buildings across the island pledging their support. Over the three-week i Light Marina Bay festival period, these buildings will consciously commit to switching off non-essential indoor/outdoor lighting and office equipment whenever possible and to turn up air-conditioning temperatures to a comfortable 24 to 25 degrees during office hours.
For more information, please visit www.ilightmarinabay.sg
Image: Hexogon Solution. Garden of Light, 2012. Projection on the surface of the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands.