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Open Call for i Light Marina Bay Singapore

14 August 2013 10.00 BST


(Singapore) - ‘Light+HeART’ theme to Singapore's light art festival curated by ONG&ONG promises thoughtful yet light hearted installations.

i Light Marina Bay 2014, Asia's first and only sustainable light art festival, returns next year from 7 to 30 March 2014. The theme for the third edition of the festival is ‘Light+HeART’.

i Light Marina Bay 2014 aims to engage people through sustainable light art installations that are thought-provoking and inspiring yet ‘light-hearted’. The upcoming edition is therefore about creating unique, happy and heartfelt installations to delight the audience while bringing home the sustainability message.

Organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the festival will present up to 30 light art installations around Marina Bay. It is an excellent opportunity for emerging local and regional talents to exhibit their works against the signature skyline of Marina Bay.

Open Call for Submissions

Artists are welcome to use Marina Bay as a canvas to transform it into the largest public art gallery in Singapore. Interested artists can submit proposals based on the festival theme on or before 8 September 2013. For more information about the Open Call, please go to www.ilightmarinabay.sg/downloads/Final_Open_Call.pdf.

Mr Jason Chen, Director of URA's Place Management Department, said: “Through i Light Marina Bay 2014, we hope to give the community a special and memorable experience when they visit Marina Bay, to light up their hearts when they appreciate and interact with the light art installations. We also hope to continue providing our local artists with a platform to showcase their talents and works.”

Fresh insights, new ideas

The 2014 festival is helmed by a curatorial team comprising Tai Lee Siang, Andrew Lee and Ong Swee Hong of ONG&ONG, a design group that offers cross-discipline integrated solutions, encompassing urban planning, architecture, landscape, interior design, environmental branding (graphics), civil, structural, electrical and mechanical engineering as well as development, project, construction and place management. The curatorial team will be seeking greater involvement and synergy with industry partners, schools and design fratenity to bring about fresh insights and ideas.

www.ilightmarinabay.sg

 

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