Light enables us to see and understand the world around us. The segment of electromagnetic waves that is perceivable to our eyes is known as the visible light spectrum. Light is a form of energy that travels as waves, and the wavelengths determine the multitude of colours that we can see. Colours affect us in many ways, and form a language that communicates and associates itself with thoughts and emotions.
Starting this year, each edition of the Festival will be anchored on a colour from the visible light spectrum which comprises different wavelengths representative of the diverse sights around us.
Themed Spark of Light, the 2022 edition will kick off with the colour that has the shortest wavelength - violet. Embodying the most powerful electromagnetic energy in the visible light spectrum, violet is a colour that signifies creativity by awakening our senses, akin to the spark of an idea in one’s mind.
Local and international artists have responded to the theme with creative interpretations, such as reimagining the potential of repurposing everyday objects and waste into delightful light installations. These contemporary light art will be showcased at the Festival, with the aim to encourage conversations about our lifestyles and consumption behaviour to build a more sustainable future.