SINGAPORE (ANN): The magical sight of 334 large inflated egg-shaped lights floating on the Dragonfly Lake at Gardens by the Bay will surely entrance passers-by and it's easy to see why.
When people touch the oval structures perched on the lake's boardwalk, the lights change colour and each egg emits a musical note depending on the colour it's depicting.
The floating eggs - a work entitled Autonomous Resonating Life on the Water and Resonating Trees - is one of seven interactive exhibits at Gardens by the Bay's new art exhibition #futuretogether.
The temporary exhibition, launched in conjunction with the Singapore Bicentennial, includes both outdoor and indoor elements.
Another outdoor exhibit is at the lattice structure beside the Floral Fantasy attraction. At dusk, a blooming sea of flowers is projected onto the lattice.
When people stand nearby, more projected flowers will begin to bloom around them.
The exhibits at the Dragonfly Lake and the lattice will be open to the public from Dec 15. The rest of the exhibition will open on Jan 16 and run until March 15.
Outdoor exhibits are free while entry to the indoor section of the exhibition is free for Singapore residents and s$10 for non-residents.
Indoor installations include Animals of Flowers, Symbiotic Lives, an interactive digital installation of projected animals made of flowers.
When visitors touch the animals, the petals scatter, causing the animals to slowly disintegrate and reform elsewhere.
The animals featured can be found in Singapore and nearby countries and include the Malayan tapir, the Sambar deer and the leopard cat.
Another indoor exhibit is called Flowers Bloom in an Infinite Universe inside a Teacup. It is designed to look like a tea room, with each visitor seated and a cup of tea poured in front of them. Projected flowers bloom within each teacup and disperse when the cup is moved.
The room accommodates 32 visitors at a time and entry costs S$3 for Singaporeans and S$7 for foreigners. This cost is separate from the exhibitions entry ticket.
Gardens by the Bay chief executive Felix Loh said the exhibition celebrates a special year in Singapore's history.
"It is an honour for Gardens by the Bay to be the place where Singaporeans cap off the bicentennial with a magical light and sound experience," he added.
#futuretogether's outdoor exhibits will run from 7pm to 12am daily while the indoor exhibits will run from 9am until 9pm daily. Advanced tickets to the indoor exhibits can be booked online from Dec 15 at gardensbythebay.com.sg
Composed of 334 large inflated egg-shaped lights, the Autonomous Resonating Life on the Water and Resonating Trees is one of seven interactive exhibits at Gardens by the Bay's new art exhibition #futuretogether. -ST/ANN
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