Light Matters

Today I saw an art installation at this chapel in Sculpture Square.

I’m no artsy fartsy kind of person (despite my interest in theatre), I can’t appreciate paintings, photographs or cheem music lyrics… but I try to.

Viewing a light installation is my first time. Titled Light Matters 《拾光》by lighting designer Lim Woan Wen, this installation uses sunlight that passes through a tiny window into the chapel at certain time of the day.

It is not just a collaboration with the sun but environment, weather and time as well. The occasional noise coming from the nearby construction site could be the ambience music to our ears, while shadows of the leaves danced to the music on the wall.

Watching sunlight crept through the room required a lot of patience but can be very rewarding. I guess sometimes us urban dwellers need to take a step back to enjoy this peace and quietness offered amidst the bustling city.

It was like watching a painting moving across the room, filling the blank walls and empty spaces with fleeting moments of happiness. Once you missed it, you will never see it again.

Light, as powerful as it may sound, seems fragile in this context.


I’m very grateful to have this chance to experience such beautiful installation. Thank you Darren and Woan Wen for the magnificent creation.

Highly recommended. This installation ends at 1st July 2012. Admission is free because the most beautiful thing on earth doesn’t require money. Check out the Facebook page for more details.


2 thoughts on “Light Matters

  1. Hi Valerie, thanks much for sharing your thoughts on the installation. Would you mind if I share it on Light Matter’s FB page? /Woan Wen

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