Light Collective were chosen to participate in the iLight Marina Bay Festival, a sustainable light festival that began life in Sydney before traveling to Singapore. Our tiny low tech piece looked like it was in the wrong place compared to the large scale projections onto buildings but we were glad there was space in the festival for our humble offering nevertheless.
Consisting of a series of metal mirrors with stencils attached (artwork by LC and the students of SOTA), passersby could use an LED torch to create reflected light graffiti in an underground car park. The chance to create graffiti in a country where its banned and the opportunity to participate and play with light was a hit with everyone from tiny kids to the grown ups. We spent several evenings watching people work out how to do it, play with the reflections and get creative in ways we hadn’t considered. The theme of the festival was East meets West and the students of SOTA produced a series of artwork which depicted the West as all burgers, money and tanks...
Like winning an oscar we have a big list of thank you’s including the amazing students of SOTA (Valarie Yap, Tan Pei Xuan, Luther Tan, Tan Kin Meng, Matthew Foo, Quesheth Phee, Sarah Dart, Koo Na Won, Monica Candra, Jesmine Aw, Koh Jie Lyn, Yap Soke Kee, Joell Tee, Ethan Sim, Chloe Nicole Leong, Megan Toh, Sathya Barthi Kandier and Annabelle Ong) and their teacher Siwei Fang for helping us with the artwork.
The installation was supported by the Almeco Group who provided the reflector material for the mirrors. We used their product, Vega 98: an aluminium material with over 89% total reflectance.