Festivalgoers at i Light Singapore are in for a visual treat from Jun 1 to 25, 2023. Asia’s leading sustainable light festival, organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and presented by DBS, will transform the Bay into a visual playground with new immersive light art installations and programmes that promise to delight the senses.
The Festival will also expand to two new locations – South Beach and Millenia Walk – to offer festivalgoers fresh experiences and bring the artworks closer to more people.
The theme this year is “A New Wave”, with blue as the anchor colour to reflect nature’s spaces such as oceans and rivers, and its association with emotions like calmness and serenity. Visitors are invited to reflect on our natural environment by immersing themselves in creative light art installations and interactive programmes, and be inspired to contribute to a more sustainable future.
The line-up of artworks are from a diverse group of artists – from talented local creatives and acclaimed international names to budding student designers.
Glacier Dreams, for example, is a large-scale projection on the façade of ArtScience Museum by renowned Turkish-American media artist Refik Anadol to raise awareness of rising sea levels and climate change.
Trumpet Flowers by Sydney-based art collective, Amigo & Amigo, is a whimsical, interactive artwork that celebrates the beauty of nature by surrounding visitors with towering flower sculptures. See the display at Clifford Square.
Singaporean collective Plug & Play invites visitors to dance and let loose in front of Block Party, an interactive installation where gardens bloom spontaneously over the facades of Singapore’s familiar public housing blocks in response to movement.
The festival will also host artworks at South Beach and Millenia Walk. The former will host two student artworks from Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design and Media, James Cook University and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
At Millenia Walk, visitors can look forward to Prism by Malaysian artist Jun Ong, an installation that transforms from a natural light shaft in the day to a glowing beacon of artificial lighting at night.
i Light Singapore 2023 will be held from Jun 1 to 25, 7.30pm to 11.00pm daily with extended hours to 12.00am on Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is free, while charges apply for certain programmes.