I don’t know about you, but I kind of find it icky when people try to make a legitimate prefix out of the famous Apple product’s syllable. There’s even a luxury condominium in the works around here that’s called i.Live. Notwithstanding world- class designers doing this project, the development name alone warrants a 5 on the icky scale.
I thoroughly enjoyed almost everything about this year’s light-art exhibitions along the Marina Bay stretch last Friday. Above disclaimer being said, you’ll perhaps understand that 70% of the exception to that night’s enjoyment probably came from the festival’s name itself, which was most succinctly called i.Light. Hrmm.
Other than that minor thing, the lights themselves were really quite lovely. Here were my favorites:
We went to the light festival in the first place because of this piece they called “Cloud”. I saw it online and was just obsessed with the idea of a bajillion recycled lightbulbs forming a floating, luminescent piece of the sky and hovering directly above your head. So close, so melancholic.
My ultimate favorite would probably be the giant flowers made of recycled plastic water bottles and steel trunks. Surreal, just to be around this lighted garden of storybook proportions. Conducive to daydreaming at night.
There’s a story there, I’m sure.
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