[Documentation] ADM-DIP Green Group – Light Patterns Development


As our installation focuses primarily on light pattern to give the visual impact to viewers, we have tried a few light patterns over the past 2 weeks.

*All the GIFs here are the TOP view of one cluster of our installation.
As all the stalks are laid in a circular cluster.

1. Circular-Outward Pattern

This was one of the first pattern that was proposed. However, as the cluster is top view, having the ripple to start from the center of the cluster will not show how the viewer “impacted” the installation. Hence, this was then modified to another pattern.

2. Linear-Bar Pattern

This pattern will start from the side that the sensor was triggered and the linear bar will move away from the viewers. The interaction part was what we wanted but the linear bar looks too rigid and does not reflect the dynamism of ripples.

3. Ripple-Out (Finalised Light Pattern)

This is the pattern that we want to achieve. With the black dot symbolizing a viewer, and as the black dot gets nearer to the installation, the sensor is triggered and causes this ripple effect.

From here, we thought about what if there are more than 1 person at the installation, as Ilights events will definitely have times that there are more than 1 person at the installation.

This is the light pattern for when more than 1 person is at the installation.
We didn’t want the ripples to just overlap each other and move away, hence we settled with 2 ripples coincides and resultant ripple will continue to move outward. Where the ripples meet will depend on which sensor is triggered first. (Triggered first means the ripple would’ve travelled further before meeting another ripple)

4. Default Pattern

This default pattern is what will be seen when no sensor is triggered at the installation.
The rationale was not to let the installation look too dull and uninviting to viewers when no sensors are triggered. This random scattered lights will look like moving stars from far and we want that to attract viewers to come closer. With the viewers coming closer and at that point that they triggered the sensor and setting off the ripple, it will be like a surprise for the viewers. This was the kind of visual impact that we were going for too.

5. Light Show

During the case that our installation is crowded with people, the sensors will be constantly triggered as it is sensing radial proximity. To ensure that the ripples will not be too uninteresting after sometime when the viewers are walking through, we are looking into having a Light Show when a sensors is constantly triggered for more than 15 seconds. This will act like the 3rd layer of visual to our installation and also to captivate the viewers.

The Light Show are still in midst of development, we will continue to update when the Light Show animation is ready.

[Reflection] Future World @ Art Science Museum

This exhibition is one that caters to audience of different age groups and especially interesting due to the interactive element to the whole exhibition.

The exhibition is divided into 4 parts: Nature, Town, Park & Space. Each part has its uniqueness. Personally, i really love the immersiveness of the installations at Nature and Space.

The use of visualization to let audience immerse in the environment was really successful. The light show that we went for was really amazing and mind-blowing. I really enjoyed the shift of mood from the light show to the soothing calm water visualisation. Just when we exit the light show and we were thrown into a view of serenity.

Both sections are focusing a lot more on interaction with audience. Also more of, play and fun. I really enjoyed the part that we get to colour and make our work appear on the screen by scanning. Also, the act of interacting with the screen to create certain change was captivating too!

This is one of the most memorable section due to the visual impact that it brings to audience. TeamLab had really captivated the whole essence of “Crystal Universe” with this installation. The combination of sound effect together with the light changes was seamless and made the installation even more impactful. The inclusion of a method for audience to add “planets” to the universe was quite interesting. Audience on the outside add planets to the universe and create a different experience for the audience who are still in the universe.

From this exhibition, i realized that with so many similar lights installation around, the only way to leave a deep impression on the audience will be to create a strong visual impact on the audience. The inclusion of interactive element is value-adding but it might not capture all the audience as some of them might not know that it’s interactive. Hence, for ILight proposal, focusing on visual impact will be a great way to leave an impression on audience and adding on interactive elements will be just nice to let the audience experience installation in another way.

Personal Favourite from Past Ilight Installations

Sustainability to me can be applicable to many different topics, culture, environment or even economy. I actually feel that there are a greater concern over sustainable environment especially with all the “global warming alert” and “rising sea level” claims bombarding the people in recent decade.

Many of the environment-related campaigns spreads the idea of each of us playing our part but truthfully, even myself, thinks that our effort is negligible and the unseen results does not justify the extra effort we take. Hence, i feel that it will be interesting to make people realise that this mindset is wrong and everyone, every effort made, are counted and will eventually equate to a bigger impact.

I’ve attended Ilight 2017 and I would say that experiencing the installation at the venue is really different from just seeing from pictures. Many of the details of the installation can’t be captured in the picture and also, the bigger picture cannot be captured too. How each installation stands against the urban jungle of Marina Bay area is definitely worth immersing in too.

HYBYCOZO –  Yelena Filipchuk (USA) and Serge Beaulieu (Canada)

This artwork was located near the start of the Ilight route that I’ve taken. The intricacy of these forms attracted me from far. It exude a tinge of grace from its polyhedral form. The interplay between the light and shadow is really beautiful and definitely stands out from the backdrop of urban jungle. Moreover, they were located beside the water body so it also added another sense of calmness together with the night breeze. These shapes are not only beautiful at night, they are also as beautiful in the day time as the details of it is very intriguing to viewers.

Kaleidoscopic Monolith – SUTD & OSRAM Lighting Solutions

This installation had a sense of dynamism to it as the reflection on the sculpture is everchanging, according to the surrounding. When it’s lit up at night, reflection of the people around it can be seen very clearing too. Each facet plays an important role in this sculpture. I’ve tried to touch the bulb and i can see many reflections of my hand coming together which is pretty interesting. I like how this sculpture looks dynamic even though it’s static.