In Conversation With Litewerkz, the creators of the hit Night Festival piece Tessellations Of Time
The latter half of August 2017 saw the Bras Basah. Bugis precinct come alive in a flurry of dazzling floodlights, effervescent crowds and scintillating soundscapes as the Singapore Night Festival bedazzled one and all with their numerous interactive installations. Tessellations of Time, an attraction designed by Litewerkz and 3M Singapore, was easily one of the most colourful installations at the festival. An independent group of 10 student designers from SUTD, Litewerks’ other works include the immensely popular #showerthoughts, which saw crowds queuing for hours to get a glimpse of the installation. This year, they made a strong return with Tessellations of Time, an interactive installation comprising 10 prismatic pods of varying sizes. The uniqueness of this work lies in its interactive nature: the pods are programmed to display a magical kaleidoscope of colours whenever they are in contact with people. RenoTalk caught up with student group Litewerkz, where they elaborated on their collaboration with 3M, the inspiration behind the piece, and more.
RenoTalk: What is the inspiration for the Tessellations of Time piece? How was it conceptualized?
Litewerkz: Following the theme for this year’s open call, 10 Magical Years, we sought to visualise the nature of memories and how the illustrious decade of the Singapore Night Festival (SNF) could be celebrated.
Memories are unique to everyone, as each person takes away different fragments of the same event. The 3M films we used in this installation offers a duality of reflectivity and transparency that mimics the potential of one’s memories – it possesses introspective qualities from self-reflection, experiences, and lessons remembered while concurrently prompting one to be forward looking.
To that end, Tessellations of Time seeks to give shape to the memories of not only the individual patron but also of the collective Singapore Night Festival crowd, stitched together through an interactive light sequence.
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