Singapore Night Festival — one of the largest art events in Singapore — returns for its 11th edition, transforming the Bras Basah/Bugis heritage precinct with an array of light installations, and enthralling local and international performances.
This year the theme is “Bring on the Night”, which is a call to action to encourage attendees to be participants rather than spectators in order to bring about a new realm of experience through the interactive artworks.
Familiar names such as Starlight Alchemy return yet again, this time with an interactive installation of “Ember Rain” which showcases a mesmerising downpour of sparkling embers as participants pedal on a bicycle attachment. It is meant to represent the catalyst of ideation and innovation, while also symbolising rebirth, purity, and the beauty of ideas.
Arnaud Pottier & Thimothee Mironneau also collaborated to create an immersive journey through time and space through a facade projection, bringing participants through a cosmic journey beyond reality.
As part of a renowned international design competition, art and fashion come together through the World of WearableArt™ to exhibit the culture and backgrounds of multiple designers. Here the top 8 finalists’ designs are on display.
Apart from the exhibitioners, Singapore Night Festival also had an open call to unconventional artists, seeking to showcase different artworks and artforms that tell different stories.
Orbit by LiteWerkz x 3M is one such installation, featuring orbiting planets artforms that change in appearance and perception depending on how participants interact with it, whether through physical touch or light manipulation.
Another one would be The Leap of Faith by Teng Kai Wei. A story from the heart, Kai Wei presents his story as a relatable one to the participants, where how every step taken lights up a path to an unknown future that becomes a complete and fulfilling journey.
Done by The Search Party, The Search pays homage to the journey of navigating life in the city along with the whirlwind of emotions, all represented by a paper plane. It celebrates self-discovery and cherishes every experience gained through everyone’s individual unique journey.
There are still many more installations yet to be uncovered, so come on a journey to experience Singapore’s nightlife like never before. While the art installations are the main attractions, there are also performances to look forward to. Night owls, friends, family and all can come and find something to enjoy this midsummer’s celebration through the many districts.
Singapore Night Festival 2018
17 – 25 August 2018, 7.30pm – 12am
Performance nights are on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of August