i Light Singapore 2020

Artwork Proposal for i Light Singapore 2020

Deadline for applications: July 12, 2019

The sustainable light art festival will return for its 8th edition from 6 to 29 March 2020 and showcase new and exciting light art installations at Marina Bay and its vicinity.

Re:Imagine the potential of everyday objects that are usually defined as waste and let them Re:Live and Re:Light through YOUR creative ideas for new light art installations!

Visit now to download the Open Call documents and submit your proposal.

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The Festival

i Light Singapore, previously known as i Light Marina Bay, was first held in 2010 to inject vibrancy to the area and reinforce Marina Bay’s position as a sustainable precinct. The festival is presented by the Urban Redevelopment Authority and features light art installations around the Marina Bay waterfront by local and international artists.

As Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival, i Light Singapore is powered through energy savings from the ‘Switch Off, Turn Up’ campaign, where participating stakeholders and building owners around the Bay and beyond are encouraged to switch off non-essential lighting and turn up air-conditioning temperatures during the festival period.

Beyond the showcase of visual art and urban space, the festival also offers a dynamic line-up of events and programmes, including performances, dining options, workshops and family-friendly activities.

Each year, i Light also invites artists to explore various forms of Sustainability and Sustainable Living – of environment, economy and culture – and examine how light art can create conversations about our lifestyles, decision-making and the community.

The Theme

Curatorial Theme

We often determine objects to be garbage and dispose of them freely in our daily lives — but have they truly reached the end of their life cycle and are completely unusable?

Sustainability is central to i Light Singapore, and this year the festival zooms in on the definition of waste. While recycling initiatives exist to reduce the amount of disposals, perhaps it is equally worthwhile to consider reducing waste production and extending the lifespan of materials through design, restoration and repurposing.

‘Re:Light, Re:Live, Re:Imagine’ — the curatorial theme for i Light Singapore 2020— explores and reimagines the endless potential of everyday objects thrown away. We invite artists to look at the relationship between products and waste from a fresh perspective as we place them on center stage in the creative process, conscientiously renewing the material’s life cycle, showcasing their hidden potential and revealing the virtues of upcycling.

An end or a promising new beginning? See it in a new light.

Keywords: Sustainability / Circular economy / Upcycling / Regenerative / Renewal /Nature / Nurture

Interested parties are encouraged to present an artistic interpretation of the theme rather than a literal translation.

Deadline for applications: July 12, 2019

Visit now to download the Open Call documents and submit your proposal.