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Night Lights 2013

We spotlight five interactive lighting installations that lit up Singapore’s streets recently as part of the annual Night Lights initiative.

Night Lights 2013


4 September, 2013

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At the Singapore Art Museum, an interactive video-mapping project titled The Magic Melody translated sounds generated by the mobile devices of people on-site into gigantic visual creations on the museum’s facade.

Project: The Magic Melody
By: Tigrelab in collaboration with Welovecode

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The migration of Paloma birds formed the inspiration for this project. Here, the stylised birds were placed on a large tree at the National Museum of Singapore, with the light on their wings and tail revealing their shapes.

Project: Palomas
By: Pitaya


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Paperplanes at School of the Arts was a child-like interpretation of what could be an airport: paper planes lit by multi-coloured lights took off from a lighted box in all directions, suggesting a sense of possibilities.

Project: Paperplanes
By: Pitaya


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In project Type Light, located at The Cathay, the public was invited to “play and communicate their own dream” where their typed messages were made to appear on a giant display built out of 90 bars of LEDs, visible from various angles of vision, and for all to see.

Project: Type Light
By: Trafik


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In Water Light Graffiti at Raffles City, the public was invited to draw or write ephemeral messages using water, which appeared as light against a wall of LEDs. By combining a natural element (water) and technology (light), users could even play with the weather or the evaporation speed of water.

Project: Water Light Graffiti
By: Antonin Forneau

Night Lights 2013 was held over the last 2 weekends of August. For more information, visit

Images courtesy of the National Heritage Board

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