Light to Night Festival is back for its third year, and it presents the Singapore Art Week edition and the Singapore Bicentennial edition. Spearheaded by National Gallery Singapore, the Light to Night Festival will span across a period of six weeks to bring close to 50 programmes and immerse audiences in an adventure filled with thought-provoking art and historical encounters.
Themed Traces and Echoes, visitors are invited to go beyond the role of a visual spectator to one who interprets art and history with their five senses.
The first edition – as a marquee event of Singapore Art Week – presents works of art which were inspired by personal stories and memories. Visitors can expect their five senses to be delighted by the installations and programmes within and around the National Gallery Singapore, The Arts House, Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) and Esplanade Park.
Here are some of the highlights from the Light to Night Festival held this year:
The biggest facade light show in Singapore – Art Skins on Monuments – returns with a new commission. Titled The Odyssey, it is based on an original storyline co-developed with Brandon Tay and Safuan Johari, together with multimedia illustrations and digital content by 14 other artists. Follow the artistic voyage of an explorer who traverses across seven facades of cultural institutions and sojourns the worlds of duality in search of his identity. Visitors can also be immersed in this journey by activating an interactive wall using sound and movement at the Gallery’s Padang Atrium.
Sensorial Trail, a commissioned series of intimate art encounters with smell, sound and touch, will challenge new forms of sensory relationships at National Gallery Singapore.
Sensorial Trail includes works such as ‘eau d’you Who Am I’ by Sissel Tolaas, ‘Voices of Time’ by Andy Chia and Tal Isaac Hadad’s ‘Listening Bodies’ and ‘Recital for Masseur’.
Recital for Masseur sees a group of singers and masseurs performing ephemeral acapella improvisations that arise from the kneading of body and its subsequent harmonious chorus in response.
On the lawn of Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is Sticks – an outdoor art installation created by Singapore designer Sebastian Chun. His fascination with the
The Arts House Lawn will feature commissioned outdoor installations titled Open Books by creative collective Tell Your Children, illustrator Tan Zi Xi (MessyMsxi) and The Merry Men Works who interpret works of fantasy into life-sized installations.
Admission to the Light to Night Festival is free, and it commences from
Photos by Nigel Noah Chan and Soloman Soh of the DANAMIC team