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i Light 2019 | Bicentennial Edition

The 2019 edition of i Light came in theme with the Singapore Bicentennial, with a much expanded area spanning Marina Bay, all the way to Fort Canning. I mostly kept to the Marina Bay area since I couldn’t muster the energy to walk all the way to Fort Canning (where the thick of the Bicentennial activities is still ongoing). Generally, I found this year’s outing just so-so.

i Light 2019 | Bicentennial Edition
Where do stories begin / Where do stories end

This text-based installation was my favourite! I love how it made use of one of the bridges across the Singapore River as its site.

i Light 2019 | Bicentennial Edition
Bridges of Time

I felt this work was the most in (Bicentennial) theme of all, depicting a story of a traveller discovering an island… As for how water-light shows go, this felt like quite standard fare – I have probably seen too many in Singapore!!

i Light 2019 | Bicentennial Edition
Prospegtive Pespective

I only realised the design was made up of laundry pegs until I saw it at closer range – I like the concept! Also caught a fashionista in action…

i Light 2019 | Bicentennial Edition
Lighthouse of Time

An interesting animation projected onto the facade of ArtScience Museum – always such a cool surface to work on.

i Light 2019 | Bicentennial Edition
The Time Vortex
i Light 2019 | Bicentennial Edition

This light installation took up a small part of the Helix Bridge, which was a fantastic site to make use of too! Lights kept flashing through the tubes on the bridge, so it did appear like I was in a space/time tunnel or something like that!

i Light 2019 | Bicentennial Edition
Time Traveller

I gave up on catching these last few installations at night, and they definitely don’t look as nice as they do lit up in the nighttime!

i Light 2019 | Bicentennial Edition
Squiggle

I love this shot of the canopy of leaves above the Marina Bay landscape, so much that I find it so easy to miss the (unlit) neon tubes of Squiggle on the Marina Bay Promontory!

i Light 2019 | Bicentennial Edition
Cosmic Web
i Light 2019 | Bicentennial Edition
Flower Clock
i Light 2019 | Bicentennial Edition

If you’d like to see how i Light Marina Bay 2018 was like, go over here for my blog post on it. As for this year’s edition, I’m not too sure how the Bicentennial theme really came across in the installations. I’d actually have preferred it if i Light hadn’t went along with this Singapore Bicentennial theme this year. But then again, the Bicentennial was making a huge splash during Singapore Art Week earlier this year, so I can see why i Light was planned to go along with the theme too.

Oh well, I hope i Light would be more inspiring next year! i Light returns to Marina Bay again in March 2020.

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