i Light festival, which was a great success last year, is back again. The aim is to make people aware of the significance of energy efficient lighting in their daily life. The inaugural iLight Marina Bay (the “Festival”),Asia’s first sustainable light art festival, was held from 15 Oct to 7 Nov 2010.
The Festival, presented by the Urban Re-development Authority (“URA”) and organized in collaboration with Smart Light Singapore, was conceptualized as a key event under the Marina Bay Invitation 2010 series to mark the completion of major developments aroundMarinaBay.
The Festival celebratedMarinaBay’s nightscape through the showcase of 25 dynamic and innovative light art installations along a 3.5 km waterfront promenade.
Curated into two light walks, the installations made use of energy-efficient lighting and created awareness about the use of energy-saving lighting technology in the urban environment.
i Light Marina Bay 2010 was attended by more than 433,000 visitors over a three-week duration, of which approximately 71,000 were international visitors.
The second edition of the Festival is planned to be held from 9 March to 1 April 2012 (dates inclusive) from 7.00pm – 11.00pm daily.
Themed “Light Meets Asia”, the Festival aims to present up to 30 outdoor, site-specific light art installations designed by artists from Asia in various open spaces around Marina Bay, with the majority of the installations located along the 3.5 km waterfront promenade.
A robust program of entertainment and activities targeted at the public and tourists is also planned to complete the visitor experience.
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