The Floating Lighthouse is a metaphor of lightness and interactivity that intrigues the senses of sight, hearing and touch. It is made up of sustainable materials; flexible, resilient and resourceful, just like the people of Singapore. As the lighthouses gently float in Marina Bay, visitors are invited to activate buttons to play unique sounds complemented by lights radiating out from the top of the floats. Synced with music, these floats become a form of beacons reminding visitors of the convergence in and out of the port of call, our country Singapore while welcoming them to our home.
Milenko Prvacki, Ryf Zaini and Dr. Robert Casteels (Singapore)
Milenko Prvacki is one of Singapore’s foremost artists and art educators. He was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 2011, and Singapore’s Cultural Medallion for Visual Arts in 2012. He has exhibited extensively in Europe and USA since 1971, and in Singapore and the region since 1993. He has participated in major exhibitions, most notably the Biennale of Sydney (2006).
Ryf Zaini is an interactive installation artist. His unique art form blends engineering and art to create a seamless integration that is both conceptual and immersive. His installations involve different mediums, as he believes that art is ever changing. As technology becomes the catalyst, it changes the landscape of art making further, creating new hybrids of art.
Dr. Robert Casteels is a composer, conductor, pianist and educator who believes that these activities form an intertwined part of music making. Robert has conducted professional orchestras in 20 countries with a repertoire of 600 works ranging from the early classics to contemporary music. In 2001, he was awarded the Christoffel Plantin Prize, Flanders’ highest cultural award, for his cross-cultural research.