Earth Hour: ‘Switch Off, Turn Up’ campaign, i Light Marina Bay

Earth Hour with i Light Marina Bay

SINGAPORE – i Light Marina Bay, Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival opened on March 4th 2016 with a record 73buildings and organisations around the Bay pledging their support for sustainability.

Minister for National DevelopmentLawrence Wong officiated the opening ceremony this evening to kick-start the three-week annual festival, which features 25 innovative and interactive light art installations around the Bay.

The ‘Switch Off, Turn Up’ campaign will coincide with the annual Earth Hour on 19 March, 8.30pm to 9.30pm, when buildings across the nation will switch off their lights for one hour to raise awareness for climate change. The light art installations at the festival will also be switched off during this hour.

 

Emograph (Image credits to i Light Marina Bay 2016) (2)Bolt by Jun Ong. Image courtesy of i Light Marina Bay 2016.What a Loving & Beautiful World - Artscience Museum (credit i Light Marina Bay 2016)What a Loving and Beautiful World - ArtScience Museum, by teamLab. Image courtesy of i Light Marina Bay 2016.Light Origami by Kaz Shirane, Reuben Young - Credit to Destination NSW (2)

This edition of i Light Marina Bay features 25 light art installations by local and international artists lighting up the Bay in a kaleidoscopic display of light, colours and shadow.Based on the theme “In Praise of Shadows”, the installations are designed and made with sustainability in mind, such as using environmentally-friendly materials or energy-saving lighting.The artworks this year are curated by Mr Randy Chan, Principal Architect at Zarch Collaboratives and Khairuddin Hori, Deputy Director of Artistic Programming at Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

Individuals are invited to utilize their social power to participate by updating their personal landmarks on their social media. For more information of Earth Hour and other means to be part of 2016 climate action:  https://www.earthhour.org/take-action

i Light Marina Bay 2016 opens from 4 to 27 March 2016, 7.30pm to 11pm daily with an extension to 12 midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, around the Marina Bay waterfront promenade. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.ilightmarinabay.sg.

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