Asia's first and only sustainable i Light festival in Singapore was such a huge success last year that the Urban Redevelopment Company has decided to make it a recurring event, and this year promises to be even more amazing than last. Themed "Light Meets Asia," i Light Marina Bay 2012 will showcase innovative lighting installations that use LEDs and other technology from mostly Asian designers from 9 March to 1 April, 2012. The festival aims to draw awareness to the increasing importance of energy efficient lighting while also encouraging locals and tourists to enjoy the vibrant waterfront, along which the works will be displayed. Step in for more details and a look at some of last year's brightest, most sustainable light art.
The Urban Redevelopment Authority collaborated with Smart Light Singapore to build on the success of last year’s i Light festival. 30 of the most striking works by multidisciplinary artists from across Asia have been chosen out of 100 submissions, and they will be curated by Festival Director Mary-Anne Kyriakou, Charmaine Toh, a Singapore visual arts curator, and the team from the local award-winning design studio FARM.
Mark Goh, Deputy Director of URA’s Place Management Department, said in a press release that in addition to encouraging people to enjoy the city’s signature waterfront, “i Light Marina Bay also aims to promote the awareness and use of energy-efficient technology so that we can all play a part in creating a more sustainable urban environment.” Among last year’s most striking installations were a digital origami tiger, beautiful, illuminated plastic bottles, and an animal tree which stresses the importance of simplicity and emotions. Stay tuned for more information about this awesome event.
All images via Urban Redevelopment Authority