Singapore 2012

iLight Marina Bay 2012, map of lightworks (URA).

iLight Marina Bay 2012, map of lightworks (URA).

Singapore’s second edition of the iLight Marina Bay festival was held 9 March–1 April 2012. Themed Light Meets Asia, it included 29 lightworks by local and international artists; co-curated by Smart Light festivals founder Mary-Anne Kyriakou with Singapore creative leaders Charmaine Toh and FARM.

To strengthen the festival’s energy reduction strategies, as Asia’s first and only sustainable light festival, the Urban Redevelopment Authority upgraded its 2010 ‘Switch Off, Turn Up’ campaign. It persuaded owners of 52 Singapore commercial buildings to reduce their electricity consumptions from lighting and air-conditioning throughout the festival. These estimated reductions were offset against the estimated power consumption of the (low-energy) festival artworks, producing a net-negative consumption calculation (200,000 kWh) for the three-week, early winter event.

Fringe events included two exhibits of lightworks by students at the LASALLE College of the Arts and School of Arts Singapore, weekend night carnivals, roving performances, LED stilt walkers, synchronised kite flying, a photography workshop and competition, and an urban light design symposium.



5QU1D Ryf Zaini

After Light Storybox (Rob Appierdo)

Bibigloo BIBI (Fabrice Cahoreau)

BioShell Shinya Okuda

Classification Pending Craig Walsh

Coral Garden Olivia d’Aboville

Crystallized Andrew Daly, Katharine Fife

Deck Journey Zulkifle Mahmod

enLIGHTenment Edwin Tan

Fancy/Lightweight Cornelia Erdmann

FLOW Olivia Lee

Garden of Light Hexogon Solution (Adrian Goh)

Gap the Mind Be Takerng Pattanopas

Illumination Disorders II Tay Swee Siong

Immersion Martin Bevz, Kathryn Clifton

Keyframes Groupe LAPS (Thomas Veyssiere)

Light of the Merlion OCUBO (Nuno Maya, Carole Purnelle)


Parmenides 1 Dev Harlan

Planting Shadows Vertical Submarine (Loke Kian Whee, Justin Yang Kwang Yong, Joshua Koh, Wen Chii, Fiona)

Receptacle Marine Ky

Sweet Home Aleksandra Stratimirovic

Tangible Gallery Wiyoga Mukardanto

The Gate Li Hui

The Light Dam Uno Lia

Tree Stories Angela Chong

Uh… The Propeller Group (Phu Nam, Matt Lucero, Tuan Andrew Nguyen)

Urban Makyoh Light Collective (Martin Lupton, Sharon Stammers)

Wite Rain Takahiro Matsuo