As is almost a yearly tradition, we made our way to the Singapore CBD area to partake in the visual sights of the Singapore Night Festival 2019! Every year, we are treated to authentic and unique visual and auditory experiences that only come out at night, and this year did not disappoint at all! This year, we had on hand our trusty Fujifilm GFX 50R and the RB67 with the modified Instax Square back!
One of the perennial exhibits during this event is the light performance “Keep Dreaming” at the National Museum. This performance features giant projectors which face the exterior structure of the National Museum, and lights up the facade to entertaining visuals and spectacles. This year, the exhibit portrays the building as it turns alive, and is cheekily interacted by children. As we see the museum cycle through different designs, the light performance ends with fireworks on screen (as close as we Singaporeans will get to live fireworks apart from the usual celebratory days, unfortunately!), and a smattering of crowd applause resounds in the night.
There were various light installations and performances all around the CBD area, and we started our journey into the night, seeking them in hopes of capturing a good photo (or more).
It’s amazing to see how every year, different animators, artists, and designers raise their levels of creativity, design, and craftsmanship to bring to visitors an immersive, ethereal experience involving the use of lights. At the same time, there are many themes, visions and stories behind each of these light installation / performance, and one we should try to understand and appreciate!