Wednesday, 23 July 2014

i Light Marina Bay 2014

This is another belated post, as in it passed quite awhile already, I am so sorry for the dragging, as I lack time for blogging. Well, I will try my best not to drag post ok? By the way this is quite a headache post for me, because...I lost all my pictures for this post! It happened to be my old lappy and my hard disk crashed, so the photos for this album is gone, like forever!

Seriously very very emo about this...Some more I have already prepared all the images and ready to blog, but now all the pictures are gone...

crying inside my heart so badly
But I think I just have to accept the fact lol. I try to search over my Instagram and Dayre to see if there is any photo of this day I have posted before, so I know grab from there, although is only a few of them. At least they are few captured by me personally that I can post in my post.

Firstly, let me give you some information of this exhibition:
i Light Marina Bay is Asia’s only sustainable light art festival that showcases innovative content, the intelligent use of lighting as well as an international line-up of creative talents.
This year is their third year(no wonder I didn't heard of it during last year), and the theme of this year is Light+heART, they features 28 innovative and environmentally sustainable light art installations from around the world. 
This purpose of this exhibition is to promote an environmentally-responsible behaviour for a sustainable future, the participating artists have incorporated the use of recyclable materials and adopted energy-efficient lighting technologies in the creation of their stunning light art installations.

Map of the event. Image source from their official site
There were quite a few activities and events during this exhibition, they even have tours for this exhibition, they have Free guide tour that brings you along to discover all the installation, explaining to you one by one, and Boats tour which offer you a different perspective of the key light art installations.

Before this, I actually saw a lot of people posting photo of this event online, and I wanted to go quite a while already, but there isn't a chance, then happen that Sherly is visiting us, so I suggest we can go there after dinner, since we have no activity after dinner and it is Earth hour that day!

What make Earth Hour sounds cooler? That's SPIDERMAN is coming to the town!

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Spider-Man will join the film’s stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Jamie Foxx in the event, helping to switch off the lights across Singapore’s signature Marina Bay skyline. More info here.

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Unfortunately, by the time we reach there, Earth Hour has already started, everywhere is kinda dark, and we missed the chance to meet the stars. *sob sob*

Few random cyclists around with their travelling installation, so beautiful!

PasarBella & Friends Go To Town

Although we are full, but this PasarBella & Friends Go To Town is too good to visit, the whole ambience is so great! I wish I could have some drink and tested out some of the food there, all look quite awesome! It is so crowded that night, probably because that day is earth hour day plus it is almost end of the exhibition. Here is a list of the traders you can find there.

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A picture of us while we explore ourself around in the PasarBella & Friends Go To Town because it is too dark, and it is very hard to stay together so we suggest all go explore by our own. I know might look a bit scary here due to the lighting.

Then we got attracted by its very delicious smell! I don't eat beef but I love lamb, and this lamb cutlets from James’ Butchery & Co. is really something awesome to die for, even though my stomach is completely occupied! Unfortunately,  $39.90 for 3 slides is kinda expensive for me, I shall try u next time in somewhere else ok?

After that we plan to go explore the installation. Before leaving this place, just realize the lights are back!

I didn't do any research before visit this exhibition, I only know there's a few interesting installations, and I just knew that, what we discover that day is only half of it! But then I think even I know that day I also unable to check out all of them, since Tart is kinda tired that day, and Sherly and her colleague left early too.

Referring to the map, we have only discovered the left side's installations. All the way to the installations, there's this Marina Bay Waterfront Bazaar there, I supposed it is by TGIF Bazaar(their Facebook)? Anyway we just pass though, since we only target for installations. There is quite a number of people jogging there, so healthy!

Marina Bay Waterfront Bazaar

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Among all the installation we have been went though, some of them are quite interesting. The most interesting one are probably The Pool, which I insists to see that installation before go home.


This installation was crowded with kids, family having fun here, kid loves those light so much, and not willing to leave, and my shots are mostly occupied by all those kids haha!

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I don't have picture for this, but my boyfriend captured me when taking photo of this lol.

The Wishing! Tree

Visitor can write down their wishes on a strip of blue plastic and throw it till it gets hooked up successfully on the tree's branches. Anyway, when we visit this, the tree is already full with a lot of wishes, don't think there is any place for a new wish anymore.

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iSwarm is a swarm of luminous “sea creatures” that interact with passers-by. It reacts to groups of visitors by detecting human presence and greeting them with subtle modulation of its light patterns. Too bad I didn't know about it, and I didn't really look through it, I thought it was just a simple lights.

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Happy Croco

Happy Croco sees a luminous 20m long sculpture, whose backbone is made of traffic cones. Nothing to interact with, but still caught people's attention, especially kids.

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This is a semi-circle that is installed with hundreds of LED, by the time we reach there, there's no light at all, we keep wondering why is people standing here. So we walked in, stay awhile, still nothing happen, so I walk out, and the lights is on again. My cousin who still staying inside said that he almost go blind due to the sudden glare of the lights LOL.

According to my research, the concept of this installation is bringing people closer to the natural starry night sky that has been gradually lost due to light pollution. By standing underneath, you can experience the wonder of stars in a truly dark sky with animated constellations.

Unfortunately, a people who lazy like me, who never study the board that showing all this information, I missed those animated constellations, I only saw a lot and super a lot of kids standing underneath this semi-circle, and the parents are capturing photos of them.

This is how it actually looks like, You won't be able to see the shape during night time =X

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This is the one that occupied by many kids when I was there.
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Lightscape Catcher

We kinda ignored this installation, because we stood there for quite a while but we couldn't figure what it is about! Actually it was actually pretty interesting if you know the concept.

The installation uses mirror panels attached with cylinders. The reflections on the panels will capture the cityscape of Marina Bay, borrowing illumination from the surrounding environment and high-rise towers. 

This is nice if there's only standing a few people, but that day, there's a whole brunch people standing there, blocked all the lights behind, so not much people understand what's this about, I even heard they discussing is this going to light on later.

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Probably many people might miss this out, because this is exhibited inside Marina Bay City Gallery, if you aren't careful enough, you might just walk away. 

Mimosa is an interactive artwork displaying behaviour that mimics responsive plant systems. it reacts to people’s hand motions, forming a magical experience. However maybe because of too many people interacting with it, and it's movement is slow, so sometime might happen, even you already hand off it still gives you response. 

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This is a installation made and inspired entirely by the people who live in Singapore. Light Collective (United Kingdom) demonstrates this by teaching about 200 locals to each make a simple light box, personalised with images and text, with red as the predominant colour for half of these boxes. The process of constructing this installation helps to emphasise the role of education in guiding our future generation towards a more sustainable future.

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Joujou-Ours is an installation that encourages all to come close and embrace these light installations, and with these close physical interactions, the embedded lights will create a magical kaleidoscope of colours.

Again, this is occupied by many people to take selfie and group photos, since we are in a hurry, I didn't take any picture with these cute bear. That's better, I won't feel that damage, since I've lost all the photos LOL.

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Floating Heart

Floating Hearts is presented as a wall of illuminated hearts, which invites people to play with it to form new visual spectacles with each contact.

I saw this online, which is happen only the girl and her boyfriend were the only one playing with it, so they make this gif, kinda interesting.

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**Insert Caption Please

**Insert Caption Please is a giant speech bubble that displays thoughts and messages akin to comic strips. But these messages are different. They are autonomous, generating random quotes and texts.

The Guardian Angels

This work points out that the growth of plants and trees is only possible with the contribution of three natural elements: light (sun), water and earth. I personally kinda like this, although it is nothing to interact with, but the water that formed by those lights are simply amazing!

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Fool's Gold

The work alludes to a Chinese Idiom about a fool who tries to hide his gold, but made its hiding-place even more conspicuous by erecting a sign on its burial spot disclaiming its existence.

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The Pool

The Pool is an group of giant, concentric circles created from interactive circular pads. It will create swirling effects of light and color by following your movement.

This is the last installation we see, after that we go home. I knew about this before we visit there, and I see someone comment this is the most interesting installation, so I die die also want to find it before I go home. And yeah, I found it, and it is really fun!

Here is a short video of my fatty leg, when I playing with this installation.

Meanwhile, we saw these lights which look like UFO. I guess it is the kites we saw just now when we pass by. Anyway I only know it is a radio-controlled kites after do some research and it is a performance called Go Fly Kite.

That's all what we saw that day, only half of the exhibition, if you ask me which installation I feel a bit regret of missing it out might be
Cloud because it look so nice! I like the idea and I want to take photo of it!

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Date:7th - 30th March
Time:7:30pm - 11:00pm
Venue:Marina Bay Waterfront
Free admission!

For more you can check out their website.

p/s: Some information stated above are get from their website.
Can't wait to visit it again after 2 years :)

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