i Light Marina Bay, Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival, is back again. In its fourth edition, some 25 innovative and sustainable light art installations will illuminate Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay from 4 – 27 March 2016. Get ready to see the familiar vibrant waterfront precinct transformed into a kaleidoscopic display of light, colour, shadow and play.
This year, 14 of the 25 artworks are designed by Singapore artists, the highest participation from the local art scene to date. From a towering 5-storey tall installation to a quirky looking tricycle-house, this year’s i Light promises to be even more interesting than the last. Beyond its spectacular showcase of visual art and urban space, the festival offers a dynamic line-up of events and programmes over four weekends. With fun boat tours, eclectic performances, delectable outdoor dining options, engaging artist workshops and more, i Light Marina Bay 2016 presents a multi-sensory experience with something for all.
Themed ‘In Praise of Shadows’, this year’s festival aims to provoke visitors to re-imagine the fundamentals, forms and roles of light. Besides getting people thinking, the festival aims to educate the wider audience on sustainable living. Through the i Light Symposium, held on 7 March, visitors can gain insights from thought leaders in various fields and industries.
Powered by the energy savings generated from the ‘Switch Off, Turn Up’ Campaign, i Light is not just a festival about a sustainability, it is a zero carbon footprint event. In this campaign, participating stakeholders and building owners around the Bay and beyond are encouraged to switch off non-essential lighting and turn up air-conditioning temperatures during the period of the festival. As an advocate for sustainability, the ‘Switch Off, Turn Up’ campaign aptly demonstrates that environmental sustainability can only happen through the combined efforts of everyone.
Admission for all is free.