Everything About i Light Singapore That Has a Fireflies Field, Alien Jellyfish & More


Last Updated on 2022-06-03 , 3:37 pm

Searching for an activity to brighten up your evening this month?

Look no further than i Light Singapore 2022 at Marina Bay.

20 Light Art Installations from Various Creators

Returning after a two-year hiatus, the festival is set to feature 20 light art installations by creators from 14 different countries.

The creators include new media artists, engineers and designers and even students and fresh graduates from local institutions.

A firefly field, inflatable whale and alien jellyfish are just some of the installations that you can look forward to at the festival.

And if you thought all this just waste electricity only, you are very wrong lah.

Raising Awareness of Environmental Impacts

The festival, which is organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and presented by DBS Bank, incorporates themes of environmental damage to educate visitors about their impact on the environment.

It aims to inspire visitors to reflect on their individual relationships with the environment and adopt environmentally-friendly habits.

Additionally, it hopes to get visitors to appreciate that small but consistent changes to their daily actions can have a positive impact on the environment.

So without further ado, here are some of the installations that you might just want to check out.


MOTHEREARTH ClimateChange Data Structure

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MOTHEREARTH ClimateChange Data Structure turns the ArtScience Museum into a screen with a video projection of environmental data transformed using artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms.

Created by Turkish new media studio Ouchhh — which includes engineers, creative coders, media artists and motion graphic designers — the work harnesses computer models to depict climate change issues.

Plastic Whale

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Located at Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, the lit-up inflatable whale appears a beauty from a distance.

But walk into the Plastic Whale and you will be shocked by the scale at which this great mammal exists while hearing it breathe in distress.

To depict the whale’s struggles, the internal lighting changes at intervals and you will also find many used plastic bottles and scraps infused within, highlighting the severity of marine pollution.

Eyes of the Sea

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Taking an interesting perspective on marine pollution, this installation puts visitors in the place of aquatic life.

Comprising product and industrial design graduates from Temasek Polytechnic called Team Panorama, the group created the installation made of upcycled discarded plastic bottles that have been reshaped to resemble ocean waves.

They hope to bring to light the dichotomy of mesmerising waves on the surface, and the global problem of discarded plastics choking our oceans masked underneath.


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South Korean new media artist Ina Hur (Artina) collaborates with fellow Korean installation art film team Nerdist to create Fallen.

The narrative-driven installation follows the story of an extraterrestrial jellyfish that roams the universe in search of stars to consume.


As the story goes, the creature ate a dubious star that turned out to be jettisoned waste from Earth and crash-landed at Marina Bay.

It uses light equipment and projectors to tell the story, with LED bars to express the jellyfish’s heart.

Alone Together

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Perhaps we all don’t wish to be reminded of our pandemic lives, but Alone Together encapsulates what the time was like in an attractive and colourful manner.

Found at the entrance to Marina Bay Link Mall, this installation documents the experience of living in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inspired by the scenes of housing estates in Singapore, it takes a peek through windows at people’s lives, and tells stories that can resonate with anyone who has been confined to their homes at some point.

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Firefly Field

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Probably what has caught most passersby’s attention, this installation rightfully deserves so.


It takes an immersive, outdoor experience to the next level as the electronic fireflies illuminate the Promontory at Marina Bay.

The cleverly designed rhythm of lights in this installation mimics the intermittent flashing pattern of fireflies, which make use of blinking displays to send optical signals and locate potential mates.

Definitely a crowd-pleaser, you don’t want to miss this one.

Here and There

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Bringing friends along? Then you have to check out this installation which requires everyone’s teamwork.

Mirroring the physics of a seesaw, Here and There encourages you to shift around and work with others within a circle to activate lighting that changes according to the degree of tilt.


This installation is designed to incite fun and laughter while encouraging social interactions among people. Beyond that, it also portrays this balancing act as a metaphor for the world’s societal and political issues.

Scribble Jam

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Who said graffiti is always taboo?

This installation innovatively uses an interactive projection mapping technique to transform an urban façade into a massive digital canvas.

Simply contribute your doodles through a website and witness them being animated to produce striking patterns accompanied by soundscapes, creating a vibrant scene of musical graffiti.

Lightwave: Isle of Light, empowered by OPPO

On top of all the unique light installations, the festival is returning with a new special event — Lightwave: Isle of Light, empowered by OPPO.

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For the first time, i Light Singapore will feature a specially constructed floating pontoon above the Marina Bay water body where the public can experience an immersive light art showcase.

Consumer electronics giant Oppo powers it and the attraction comprises five zones showcasing installations such as holographic projections, illuminated motion-capture graphics and shadow play, as well as light beams that suggest a mystical forest.

You can check it out at Marina Bay Lower Boardwalk (near Red Dot Design Museum) and admission starts from $8.


The event will be open from 3 to 26 June, 7.30 to 11pm (Sundays to Thursday) and 7.30pm to midnight (Fridays and Saturdays).


Of course, a festival is not complete without good food and good vibes — all of which you can find at Bayfront Event Space.

GastroBeats promises an exciting lineup of live performances, delicious food options from renowned local and international culinary personalities, graffiti art, and a massive food-themed inflatable park.

It will be open from 10.30am to 10.30pm daily from 3 to 26 June and admission starts at $9.

When and Where

i Light Singapore 2022 will be held at various locations around Marina Bay from 3 to 26 June, 7.30 to 11pm daily with extended hours to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

Admission to see the installations is free.

And if you are in the area, definitely take a look at the surrounding buildings as they will be lit up in a violet hue, complementing the light art installations.

So go light up your nights at Marina Bay starting tomorrow!

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