Sunday, October 17, 2010

~ i Light Marina Bay - Walk Route 1 ~

i Light Marina Bay is Asia's first major substainable light art event. Over 20 stunning light art installations by local and international artists will be displayed at various locations around Marina Bay.

Only energy-efficient lights and lighting techniques are used and the festival aims to create awareness for energy-saving technology within public spaces, offices and homes.

i Light Marina Bay is open nightly from 7.30pm to 12 midnight from 15 October to 7 November 2010. (Admission is FREE)

There are 2 walk routes where public can choose to take. Each route will feature different artists' artworks. There are also special guided tours (Light Walk Tours) on Fridays and Saturdays during the festival. More information and registration details can be found on the website.

After having our dinner at Marina Square, we started our walk route from the Esplanade waterfront. Big colourful Jellyfish brightens the waters and unlike the real ones, you can try touching it's tentacles. :)

Straight ahead are two crouching tigers at The Float @ Marina Bay. Feels like Chinese New Year is around the corner. :p

I can't really make out the projection on the "I C U" artwork but the lightings on the seatings are pretty nice.

This is probably one of the kids' favourite. The fishing rod like fibre optic poles are mounted along the Helix Bridge and upon winding the reel, the lights will be illuminated. The faster you wind, the brighter it will be and the children use their strengths to turn the handle as fast as they could.

We actually missed 2 light artworks at the start (which are part of Walk Route 1) and only get to see it upon returning from the entire route (which took us 2 hours to complete).

1) The Animal Tree is a lamp pole made of many plastic orange bears coin banks. A pretty cute piece of design.

2) "Touch. Do Not Please the Work of Art" is an interesting installation within the pedestrain walkway underneath the Esplanade bridge. We were puzzled for awhile why people are standing by the wall making different funny poses. Later, we realised once the words light up and shine, upon touching or staying still to pose, shadows will be cast onto the installation and leave an instant graffiti on the wall! Children and adult had so much fun standing by the wall making their own temporary funny shadows..

The weather is really hot and humid even though the sun has already set. Gladys started to complain about the heat and so we took a short break in Marina Bay Sand before heading on to view the remaining artworks from Walk Route 2.

To be continued... :)

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