i Light Singapore: Bicentennial Edition 2019

Photos by Gwen Sin

i Light Singapore-Bicentennial Edition 2019 presents an interesting mix of more than 20 programmes alongside 33 light art installations from  January 28 to February 24, 2019. An anchor event to kickstart the Singapore Bicentennial commemoration, this i Light Singapore-Bicentennial Edition invites artists and festival-goers to reflect on Singapore’s history and growth, as well as its connection with the world in the last 700 years, through the sustainable light art installations. Festival-goers can also look forward to a larger Festival in terms of geographical footprint, as it expands beyond Marina Bay to include the Civic District, Singapore River, and Raffles Terrace at Fort Canning Park.

Curated to the theme “Bridges of Time”, i Light Singapore-Bicentennial Edition will feature 17 of the 33 artworks by Singaporean artists, or feature content related to Singapore. This special edition has drawn wide interest and participation, and will feature artists from 15 different countries including Singapore.

Check out the pictures below for some of the interesting highlights lined up this year:

Shades of Temporality by SWEATSHOPPE – Blake Shaw and Bruno Levy (USA)

Squiggle by Angus Muir (New Zealand)

Cenotaph for a Stone by Bryan Joseph Cadag, Loo Quan Le, Zulkarnain Bin Mohd Zin from National University of Singapore (Singapore); 1st Prize of i Light Student Award

Prospegtive Perspective by Carnation Kng, Low Jo Ann and Justina Teng Yimin from National University of Singapore (Singapore); 2nd Prize of i Light Student Award

Why Green? by DP Architects – Ng San Son, Bob Teo, Josiah Leong, Johann Lim, Jireh Lee, Theodore Goh, Shawn Teo, DP Lighting (Singapore)

Shadow Exposed by Judy K Suh x Visual Feeder (USA)

Sails Aloft by Biangle Studio (Estonia)

TIME FRAME by DONIS (The Netherlands)

Time Rhythm by Xavi Bové and Onionlab (Spain)

Oriflammes by Sebastien Lefevre (France)


i Light Singapore-Bicentennial Edition will be held from January 28 to February 24, 2019, 7.30pm to 11pm daily with extended hours to 12am on Fridays and Saturdays. General admission to the Festival is free. Visitors can sign up for guided tours of the sustainable light art installations by foot or boat, or go on a self-guided audio tour with mobile application VoiceMap (charges apply for both guided and self-guided tours). For more information, visit www.ilightsingapore.sg.

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