Promoted as ‘Asia’s first and only sustainable light art festival’, iLight Marina Bay was developed by Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), to attract crowds and international attention to the nation’s major new waterfront development precinct.
The URA commissioned Mary-Anne Kyriakou, with key members of the Smart Light Sydney 2009 team (including Sharon Thomas, Davina Jackson and Anthony Bastic), to work with local curators Kelley Cheng and Randy Chan and logistics experts Agility (Kwa Eng Kiat) to create the first event, held 15 October–7 November 2010.
Themed People, Place and Time, the inaugural iLight Marina Bay provided more than 433,000 visitors with a ‘smart light walk’ exhibiting 24 luminous installations from Singapore, Asian and international artists, including some works created for the Smart Light Sydney festival in 2009.
The key sustainability policy was the ‘Switch Off, Turn Up’ campaign, where owners of 16 major commercial buildings agreed to reduce their electricity consumption from lighting and air-conditioning, allowing the organizers to offset estimated consumption by the festival artworks, producing a total estimated power saving of 41,000 kWh during the entire festival.
Additive Reflection 1, 2, 3 Jeppe Aagaard Andersen
All of Us Zymryte Hoxhaj
A Blue Mirage in the City of Light WY-TO Architects
A Living! Project Sun Yu-li, Allan Lim, Kenny Eng
C/Ɔ Angela Chong
Digital Origami Tigers LAVA (Chris Bosse)
Doves that Cry Mary-Anne Kyriakou, Joe Snell
Fire Flies Francesco Mariotti
Flight to Light Mary-Anne Kyriakou
Hammerhaus Kurt-Laurenz Theinert, Hanfreich
Human Tiles OCUBO (Nuno Maya, Carole Purcelle)
I C U Ingo Bracke
Jellight Pascal Petitjean, Aamer Taher
Lumenocity Singapore Sasha Crocker, Andrew Daly
My Public Garden TILT
Positive Attracts Edwin Cheong
Rainbow Mark Hammer, André Keckes
Singapora Flora Warren Langley
the light within Vellachi Ganesan
The River Merchants Aw Tee Tong, Studio KYbra
The Whirlpool Martin Klaasen, Shane Richardson, Pascal Petitjean
Touch. Do Not Please The Work Of Art. Cornelia Erdmann
Wall Piercing Ron Gilad (with Flos)
Wattfish? Meinhardt Light Studio (Dan Foreman, Cherry Wang, Zi Chang Lee)