I like the idea of a light festival that promotes a sense of place making as well as the idea of sustainable energy. Marina Bay is Singapore’s newest financial centre, and the iconic Marina Bay Sands symbolises the first world status of Singapore. This is a good location to use site-specific art to engage the public with ideas relevant to the development of the urban city. Kudos goes to the organiser, the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore, for envisaging this event.
This year’s theme is “River of Light”. My class and I will be submitting a proposal for a light-based art installation for this festival. We are keeping our fingers crossed that we can be a part of this festival. The following is our proposed exhibit:-
“The River” is a light sculpture installation. Rows of lights represent waves that flow throughout the space, immersing the audience within the sculpture. The installation is a form of generative art, with changing patterns of light that evolve over time. The light patterns are based on sound samples taken along the Singapore River. The sounds represent activities and the life along the river – entertainment, commercial, leisure, civic etc. Hence, “The River” is an abstraction of the Singapore River itself.