Spectacular light installations will be held for 9 evenings in Singapore from 26 August to 3 September as part of the Night Festival.
24 August, 2011
Starting this weekend, the Bras Basah cultural precinct will transform into an exuberant outdoor showcase of artistic light installations brought in all the way from France for Night Lights 2011.
Presented by the Singapore Art Museum, the event makes its debut at this year’s Night Festival, an annual nocturnal extravaganza that covers a host of art-related programmes.
Night Lights will take place at multiple venues, including the Singapore Art Museum (SAM), School of the Arts (SOTA), Singapore Management University (SMU) and National Museum of Singapore (NMS).
To turn up the heat, there will also be live acoustic and jazz concerts, film screenings, a flea market, and an art party featuring music and visual artists from Singapore and Le Pompon, one of the most popular hot spots in the Paris night scene!
Installation highlights include:
Lyrical Perspective – artist’s rendering
Lyrical Perspective (Perspective Lyrique) by 1024 architecture
A new work premiering on the second weekend of the showcase, Lyrical Perspective is a visual and sound-based interactive mapping projection that relies on the public’s voice to distort the SAM facade.
Lampounettes by TILT
Also launching on the second weekend, Lampounettes is a row of gigantic table lamps that will illuminate and renew the experience of walking through the street. The lights will cover the walkway between SMU and SOTA.
Parking Mad – artist’s rendering
Parking Mad (Le Parking en folie) by Benedetto Buffalino
To be held on 2 different weekends at the National Museum of Singapore and SAM, the surrealist possibilities of our environment are explored in Parking Mad by way of a wild lighting performance created by a row of parked cars. The vehicles will flash lights from their windows, at times in a ’frenzied conversation’ with one another, at other times in synchronised patterns.
Curiositiés – artist’s rendering
Curiositiés by Alain Benini
In Curiositiés, a nest of luminous jellyfish will rise up from the fountains and float over the SAM courtyard in a curious ballet of tentacles.
Reactive Wall by Mojoko in collaboration with Shang Liang
This interactive wall is made up of more than 200 elements including popular local and graphic icons. By making sounds through microphones, visitors can generate more icons, which will pop up and cover the wall.
Visit singaporeartmuseum.sg for the full list of events, dates and times.
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