Night lights on buildings in the spotlight

Night lights on buildings in the spotlight
Tigrelab from Barcelona will transform the facade of the Singapore Art Museum

SINGAPORE - Five light installations will be displayed around Bras Basah and Bugis for two weeks during the Singapore Night Festival.

They are part of the third Night Lights programme, an annual showcase of light-based international artists and design studios, organised by the National Heritage Board.

Festivalgoers can see the facade of the Singapore Art Museum transformed by an interactive show by Barcelona-based Tigrelab, titled The Magic Melody. Sounds produced by spectators' mobile devices help direct light movements across the building.

Or visit the Palomas, illuminated origami-like birds by French studio Pitaya Designs, which have landed on the banyan tree outside the National Museum. They are the same studio behind the Paperplanes installation, multi-coloured "paper" planes taking flight from "cardboard" boxes at the School Of The Arts.

Meanwhile, outside Raffles City, visitors will have a chance to create graffiti legally, using water to draw on a wall of light-emitting diode (LED) lights. The interactive light installation, Water Light Graffiti, is by French artist Antonin Fourneau.

Type Light, by French studio Trafik, is up at The Cathay: Type a message into tablets built into the installation and see the message displayed across a billboard made up of 90 bars of LED lights.

When: Aug 23 to Aug 31, from 7.30pm to 2am

Where: Singapore Art Museum, banyan tree at National Museum of Singapore, The Cathay, School Of The Arts and Raffles City

Admission: Free

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