We are currently figuring ways to render different kinds of light to have it closely present what we envision they will look like in the location of MBS. We are also exploring the placement of each sculpture in relation to one another, so they are not packed too tightly together, but also give users a visual connection.
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I did not have the chance to attend the iLight Festival 2017, so I found some pictures online. But the pictures do not do them justice because I couldn’t see them in action. The year’s topic is nature, the artworks I prefer usually shows a big contrast with the urban landscapes.
Picture 1 and 2 show the artwork done by a Stockholm-based artist Aleksandra Stratimirovic, the artist called it the Northern Light. The artwork was showcased at many places. And this time the artist brought her version of ‘northern light’ to Singapore iLight festival where people has no chance of viewing the real aurora. Right as Marina Bay’s Waterfront, it creates a dreamy scene that contrasts with Singapore’s cityscape.
Picture 3 is an artwork called ‘Urchin’. It was set against Singapore’s Urban skyline. The motif on urchins reminded people of Chinese paper cutting. To me, the big scaled sculpture represents the nature and traditional culture, that still remain in the modern society of Singapore.