Singapore Night Festival 2019

The Singapore Night Festival is an annual event celebrating the arts and Singapore’s rich cultural heritage. It is held at the heart of Singapore’s Museum District and Art Scene. In this bicentennial edition, Singapore’s Bugis district has once again transformed into an illuminated wonderland with 17 interactive light art installations.

In collaboration with Litewerkz

Based in Singapore, LiteWerkz is a design collective consisting of students, artists and engineers, passionate in designing and making public art and light installations. LiteWerkz made their debut light installation at Singapore Night Festival 2016 in its first ever Open Call, and have been participating annually since.

This year marks the team’s fourth consecutive participation in the Singapore Night Festival, presenting their latest experiment, Symbiote. 

Symbiote

Symbiote was designed as a light installation that is slightly different, functioning both as an artistic piece and also an architectural one, providing photo taking opportunities in the form of a playpen for both the young and old alike. The geometry of Symbiote was generated digitally, where Voronoi spheres of different sizes were clustered together to create something organic and spatially diverse.

How is the sculpture generated?

Fabrix™ tracks were used in making the joints which holds the structure. The stretchable fabric is tucked into the tracks to create the curvy form. The main plates were first generated using Grasshopper. 

This was achieved through a system of generative members, where the Voronoi lines and the intersections were used as a starting point for designing the construction. They controlled how each unique part looked like, identifiable through a comprehensively designed tagging system to simplify the assembly of over 2000 unique members to create Symbiote.

AntiCAD

AntiCAD is a product design company founded in 2017 and is currently headquartered in Singapore. The name AntiCAD is an antithesis to traditional CAD (Computer Aided Design). Parametric design is a process based on algorithmic thinking that enables the expression of parameters and rules that define the relationship between design intent and response. AntiCAD manufactures products to be used in parametric design, notably Fabrix, a fabric system showcased in the Singaplural exhibition.

Litewerkz

Originating from Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD), LiteWerkz is a Singapore-based design collective of students, artists and engineers who share a common passion for the design public art and light installations.

LiteWerkz made their debut light installation at Singapore Night Festival 2016 in its first ever Open Call. This year marks the team’s fourth consecutive participation in the Singapore Night Festival.