i Light Marina Bay, Asia’s only sustainable light art Festival, exhibited 28 innovative and environmentally sustainable light art installations from around the world in Singapore from 7 to 30 March 2014. The theme “Light+heART” aimed to engage people through light art installations that are thought-provoking and inspiring, while remaining light-hearted. Traxon and Meinhardt Light Studio Singapore co-created the light art installation “Bedazzled”. The inspiration came from the sight of stars and dark starry sky which most city folks have missed in their daily lives. As bright and neon lights envelope the city, the starry sky disappears and it almost becomes a myth to many people. Bedazzled brings people closer to the natural starry night sky that has been gradually lost due to light pollution in cities. To re-create a starry night sky, two large umbrellas are equipped with 24 sets of Traxon String RGB system to form a bedazzling RGB LED screen that illuminates twelve animated constellations. For pre-programmed effects of the individual star signs, e:cue Butler XT2 and Butler S2 are combined and connected via a network switch to provide DMX control signals to the RGB LED screen. With the creative collective behind Bedazzled, visitors experienced all the richness that the universe offers and the wonder of being under a blanket of stars in a truly dark sky where they can believe in magic once more.
Meinhardt Light Studio Team (Rita Widjaja, Lester Philip Cruz, Nicole Ang)