We went down to the Singapore Art Museum last Friday, as the boy wanted to see what the Voyage Night Festival 2011 was all about. It was basically a nine-evening outdoor showcase of spectacular light installations from France, with a flea market, film screenings, Parisian club party, media installations and exhibitions.
Lyrical Perspective ((Perspective Lyrique) was in my opinion, the most interesting piece of art. It is a visual projection which includes public interaction, whereby voices distort the SAM façade.
The Cloud (Le Nuage) is a color changing apparition projected onto the facade at SAM.
Lampounettes was inspired by the world-renowned architect lamp. It illuminates and renews the experience of walking through the street, offering the possibility of experiencing public spaces in a new light. I thought the lady sitting beneath the lamp was a nice touch. I almost expected her to get up and start belting out 'Memory'.
In Curiositiés, architect Alain Benini transforms the SAM courtyard into a dwelling for luminous jellyfish, creating an imaginary realm. Doesn't it look dreamy?
I thought that Reactive Wall, a collaboration between artist Mojoko and computer programmer Shang Liang, was rather silly though. The piece showcases over 200 images of popular local and graphic icons that have become a familiar part of our lives. By making sounds, visitors are able to affect the movement of the icons.
You can see people shouting and screaming and making a fool of themselves here.
There was also a small flea market at Q8 which I did not enter, since it looked hot and crowded.
On the way there, my attention was captured by the very interesting graffati wall outside dbl O. We drove past earlier in the week and saw them in action, but had no idea then, that it was the Wall Lords Singapore 2011 competition.
Now I'm wondering where to catch the Mid-Autumn Festival light-up this year. The last one I had been to was the F8-Hello Kitty Go Races! Lantern Fantasy 2008 at the Chinese Garden which I enjoyed immensely:)