Egied Simons

HeartBeat City Lights (2014)

Title installation: HeartBeat City Lights  
Dimensions: 4 x 6 m
Period: 7th - 30th March 2014, 7:30PM - 11:00PM
Location: Esplanada Bridge, Singapore 
Exhibition: i Light Marina Bay 2014  

HeartBeat City Lights is inspired by this year’s theme, “Light+HeART”. Looking at Singapore’s traffic as our blood circulatory system, Simons sees traffic signs as “heartbeats” that regulate the car flow of the nation. At night, the moving traffic creates streams of white and red lights. When seen through a video camera with a lens set out of focus, the car lights become a colourful dance of circles. This fascinating phenomena is filmed by a camera on top of the Esplanade Bridge and projected onto a underside of the bridge, allowing visitors strolling under the bridge to enjoy the vibrant “heartbeat” of the city. 

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