Sustainable light festival returns to Singapore

i Light Singapore will transform Marina Bay into a visual playground replete with new immersive light art installations and programmes when it returns this June.

Themed A New Wave, this year’s festival will expand to two new locations – South Beach and Millenia Walk. It will feature creative light art installations and interactive programmes to inspire festival goers to contribute to a more sustainable future.

Whimsical artwork Trumpet Flowers at Clifford Square surrounds visitors with towering flower sculptures

One highlight is Glacier Dreams, a large-scale projection on the façade of ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands which transforms visual data on the world’s glaciers into Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based multi-sensory narratives to raise awareness of rising sea levels and climate change.

Another is Trumpet Flowers, a whimsical artwork that surrounds visitors with towering flower sculptures ranging from two to six metres tall, and inviting them to play with interactive keys to compose a unique sound and light show inspired by their emotions.

Next, Singaporean collective Plug & Play invites visitors to dance and let loose in front of Block Party, an interactive installation where gardens bloom spontaneously over the facades of Singapore’s familiar public housing blocks in response to movement.

Other experiences visitors can look out for include a new immersive light experience that shows a future where rising sea levels have submerged humans in an underwater world, a simulated ocean floor adorned with “seaweed” and “corals” that are upcycled from single-use plastics, and the Prism installation that transforms from a natural light shaft in the day to a beacon of artificial lighting at night.

In addition to the light art installations, visitors can participate in meaningful initiatives to learn more about green practices and do their part to build a sustainable future.

i Light Singapore 2023 will be held from June 1 to 25 with two daily shows. Admission is free, while charges apply for certain programmes.

For more information, visit i Light Singapore 2023.

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