Light Up the Beat! by Lighting Planners Associates (LPA) with Atsuhiro Ito
18 Aug to 26 Aug
7.30 PM - 12.00 AM
An installation celebrating 10 Magical Years of Singapore Night Festival with the unconventional interplay of light and raw sound realized through a light installation and performance. Light up the Beat! takes inspiration from the history of Waterloo Centre, with the humble domestic fluorescent tubes as the main medium. Fully functional but in the process of being displaced, the fluorescent tubes reflect the important heritage of Waterloo Centre, in contrast with its rapidly developing modern neighbours.
The installation of light and sound performance is brought to you by Lighting Planners Associates (LPA) in collaboration with contemporary sound-performance artist Atsuhiro Ito, and supported by Krislite.
This installation contains strobe and flashing lights. Please exercise caution.
About the artist
Lighting Planners Associates is an organisation of lighting specialists established in 1990 in Tokyo, Japan by acclaimed lighting designer Kaoru Mende. The goal of LPA is to design and build outstanding lighting environments that enrich our architectural and lighting culture. LPA has been collaborating with internationally renowned architects and have participated in over 700 projects, largely in Asia. The firm handles a wide range of projects from residential, hotel, commercial, public spaces, and landscape to full scape urban lighting projects, and have received numerous international lighting design awards. LPA was engaged by URA to develop 2004 – 2006 Lighting Masterplan for the City Centre including Marina Bay.
Atsuhiro Ito was born in 1965. He launched his career as a visual artist in the late '80s, and in '98 began presenting sound performances at art exhibitions and so on. Ito made use of fluorescent lighting (which is also an element of his art installations) in the creation of an original musical device called the Optron. He continues to refine the instrument while approaching sound and music from a contemporary-art-based perspective.