From today till November, align your Body, Heart & Soul at Marina Central district, where installations, workshops and boundless experiences are set to vivify possibilities across arts, business and leisure. The travelling initiative Body, Heart & Soul will be unveiled at Marina Square as its first stop and will subsequently be popping up across Millenia Walk, South Beach and Suntec City.
The photogenic series of installations are designed to transform interactions in public spaces with new themes and experiences at each stop, vitalising the district into a thriving, interconnected community for the common good.
Body, Heart & Soul
Body, Heart & Soul is an initiative by Marina Central district that is headlined by an interactive installation designed by Dr Jason Lim of Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Ar Asami Takahashi of YUME Architects, in collaboration with Tinkertanker.
The installation which first made its debut at the prestigious Venice Biennale in 2018 is now reimagined as four illuminating cubes — representing Marina Square, Millenia Walk, South Beach and Suntec City — that explore the way light can be used to affect our perception.
An intricate crystal lattice is artfully assembled out of more than 1,200 four-point-knots to channel light and create an illusory world of reflections and colour as it responds to human presence and gestures, transforming and taking on new forms with each movement they make.
Body, Heart & Soul illustrates the convergence of art, technology and human consciousness.
Body at Play
Body, Heart & Soul kicks off with the first theme — Body at Play, in the central atrium of Marina Square from 26 March till 18 May. Visible from all four entries, the interactive cubes draw you into their vicinity and light up in response to playful poses and gestures. Through their body movements, you are invited to control projections of shadow puppetry.
This installation is the setting for new memorable experiences, further enhancing Marina Square’s reputation as the space for fun and merry-making with its diversity of amusement tenants including Pororo Park, Kiztopia and the world’s first NERF Action Xperience.
Programmable Shadows Workshop
You can also participate in a workshop entitled, Programmable Shadows. The workshop at Marina Square will tie in with Body, Heart & Soul’s key motive of ‘humanising technology’ as you learn to create your very own digital shadow artwork.
You will be able to draw your own artwork and transform them into shadows that respond to your body motions. The workshop is suitable for children from six years old and adults, and it is a great activity for parent-child bonding. Register for the workshops here.
In mid-May, Body, Heart & Soul will be transformed and transported to the next mall, Millenia Walk. Themed Heartfelt, the cubes will create passages for you to walk through.
Upon sensing your presence, the cubes will pulse with light in a measured rhythm, creating an immersive atmosphere along with the additional transformational projections in the arena. To offer an intimate insight into designing the heart of the installation, the interactive animated lights — Dr Jason Lim will be facilitating a Heart of Computing workshop.
The workshop offers you a hands-on experience to learn how to express their creativity with the aid of technology by learning how to build an electronic circuit and compose a computer programme for light animation.
In July, the installation will arrive at South Beach themed In the Mood. It will take on an audiovisual format and be displayed across the open air plaza to give you a more intimate and multi-sensory experience as they respond to audio cues to effect change in the illuminating cubes.
Carrying forward Body, Heart & Soul’s sustainable initiative, and in a bid to normalise sustainable design in our everyday lives, you can also sign up for the Origami Upcycling workshop and learn to turn used paper products into beautiful Origami art.
The installation makes its final stop at Suntec City in mid-September 2022 with the theme Collective Soul. You will be enthralled by synchronised displays of light designed to accentuate vibrancy. You will also be encouraged to make your mark on the installation with your Instagram photos by tagging @marinacentralsg.
The collage of photos you contribute will aptly epitomise the ‘Collective Soul’ of Marina Central district’s Body, Heart & Soul. Adding to the experience and in line with the district’s aim of ‘galvanising sustainability’, the Second-life Electronics workshop seeks to impart vital skills of transforming used electronics into art and breathe new life into electronic junk, thereby saving them from landfills.
Mall App Promotions
That’s not all, visitors at Marina Central district can also look forward to a variety of exciting retail promotions across the stakeholders, redeemable through their respective apps.
Marina Square App
When you drop by to nourish your Body, Heart & Soul, rediscover Marina Central through the all-new Marina Square app. Features:
- Find Exclusive Deals & Events
- Snap Receipts & Earn SQUARES
- Redeem Parking Rewards & eVouchers
- Browse the Mall and Stores
- Discover Shopping & Dining options
- Purchase MSQ e-Vouchers and gift to your friend at your fingertip
- Play games and win prizes
- Find My Car
Sign up as a member and refer friends to stand a chance to win a pair of Apple AirPods Pro! You may participate by:
- Sign up with promo code “MSQNEW” and receive a $5 e-Marina Square Gift Voucher.
- Step 2: Refer a friend, and both you and your friend will earn a $5 e-Marina Square Gift Voucher each. The top three referrals will win a pair of Apple AirPods!
Limited to the first 1,000 sign-ups. Minimum 30 referrals to qualify. Limited to the first 1,000 sign-ups. Other T&Cs apply.
Suntec+ City App
Suntec+ City’s seamless, card-less rewards programme enables members to earn and accumulate Suntec+ Points as you shop with over 350 participating merchants at Suntec City.
Redeem rewards from just 100 Suntec+ Points onwards and enjoy birthday deals, parking fee rebates and more treats as a member!