i Light Marina Bay 2010: 15/10 - 07/11


Check out the official website of this curious event, "i Light Marina Bay".

About the event: i Light Marina Bay is Asia’s first sustainable light art festival, from 15 October to 7 November 2010.

i Light Marina Bay celebrates the nightscape with the use of energy-efficient lighting and creates awareness for energy-saving lighting technology for the urban environment.

The Festival features a Light Walk comprising over 20 dynamic light art installations and sculptures as well as interactive and performance-based art displays from talented local and international design luminaries.

The artworks are installed at various locations around Marina Bay including the newly opened waterfront promenade.

The event is free to the public. The Festival is presented by Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) in collaboration with Smart Light Singapore.

More than 10 buildings, including One Fullerton and Marina Bay Sands, will support the "i Light Marina Bay" festival which starts this Friday and will last till 7th November.

Properties involved will light up using less energy to raise awareness on sustainable urban development.

One Fullerton, for example, will switch off selected building facade lights, while Marina Bay Sands will raise air-conditioning thermostats in the property's basements.

The main draw of the festival will be the light installations placed around the Marina Bay reservoir being done by local and international artists.

Many of these installations are made from recycled materials and use little energy to dazzle the cityscape.

Mary-Anne Kyriakou, the festival's director, is hoping that audiences will be able to enjoy the dazzling displays.

"What we're hoping that the audience takes away with them and the public, is the feeling of inspiration, excitement, fun, and an event whereby the built environment is not just about spending money, it's about bringing your own picnic and just enjoying the built environment and urban space in its most natural form," she said.

From Channel NewsAsia, ""i Light Marina Bay" festival supported by over 10 buildings".

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