Like last year, this year’s Singapore Night Festival also features several light installations spread over the festival grounds. This year, some of the installations introduced interactive elements, allowing the visitors to be a part of the artwork instead of just being passive displays. Here are some of them I visited over the last weekend. The installation will be on display again on 30-31 August 2013 from 7pm to 2am. For more details, please visit the official Singapore Night Festival 2013 website.
The Magic Melody
Like last year, the Singapore Art Museum’s facade is also covered with a video mapping projection, transforming it into a canvas of colourful video displays. Several tablets were installed in front of the museum, allowing you to manipulate and change the video display.
Water Light Graffiti
Reminiscent of the Magic Doodle drawing pad which kids play with, the Water Light Graffiti is a giant LED display created by Antonin Fourneau. Each of the LED “pixels” has a moisture-sensitive sensor, and lights up in the presence of moisture. Using a damp sponge, visitors can create their own drawings on the board, lasting till the water evaporates.
As its name suggests, the installation is an interpretation of what could be an airport, with multi-coloured paper planes taking off from a box in all directions.