Singapore’s First and Longest Rainbow Tunnel Light Art Installation

From HDB flats to sheltered walkways to overhead bridges, Wei’s “Very Momentary Exhibition” rainbow light intervention has arrived at the Alexandra Point Tunnel as a permanent light installation Just like when a rainbow appears when you least expect, the once-ordinary white lights in the tunnel magically transitions into a mesmerising spectrum of colours for a few minutes at specific timings daily.

Starting from 12th January 2024,
catch the rainbow and tag us @houseofvse and @verysmallexhibition #inarainbow #rainbowtunnel

The Project

Between wanting to bring art to the Alexandra precinct and the tunnel serving its core function of being a walk way, it was a balancing act between the artists and the management teams of the Alexandra Point Tunnel. The result is one that promises to bring momentary surprises like artist Wei’s “Very Momentary Exhibition” series. The art installation is unassuming with its typical white lights but completely transforms into Wei's signature rainbow lights. In addition, the collaboration with various artists has enhanced the rainbow lights experience with movement (Matthew Sia), sound (The Analog Girl) and powerful words (Chong Jia Yi).

Locating just next to the Alexandra Point bus stop along Alexandra Road (refer to Google map location here), the rainbow light at the Alexandra Point Tunnel will appear for a few minutes each day at 8am, 9am, 12pm, 1pm, 6pm, 7pm and an undisclosed surprise timings.

Throughout 2024, visitors can expect to see House of VSE collaborations with various artists to respond to the theme “What’s inside your rainbow?”. So do stay tuned for future updates here or simply follow us on instagram @houseofvse.

Activities on 20th January, Saturday!!!

Charity Dog Walk & Family Fun Day (RSVP required)

In support of SOSD (Save Our Street Dogs) Singapore, Frasers Property is organising a Charity Dog Walk on the morning of 20th Jan from HortPark to the new Alexandra Point Light Art Installation! Hang at the roof garden which will be exclusively made accessible for our furry friends and everyone to chill out and enjoy with light refreshments after the walk. Each dog will also receive a goodie bag of dog treats worth $20. Registration is only $10 per dog. Limited to the first 50 only so sign up now! All are welcome!

Date: January 20th, Saturday
Time: 8am – 10am
Fee: $10
Venue: HortPark

The Artists Talk (RSVP required)

Explore with Gary, Wei and In A Rainbow collaborating artists of different disciplines (Matthew Sia, The Analog Girl and Chong Jia Yi), as they discuss their inspirations and process of creating the art installation “In a Rainbow”. Each of them will also share their expressions of what’s inside their rainbow. 

Date: January 20th, Saturday
Programme Highlight: 
• 2:00pm – Special 20 mins of rainbow light activation at the tunnel
• 2:30pm – Light rainbow-themed refreshments
• 3:00pm – Artists Talk
Venue: Connect @ Alexandra Point (Level 2)

“What’s in your RAINBOW?”

Lee Wei Lieh

“Fluffy comfy space where I can close my eyes and feel everything at peace and rest in it forever.”

Principal Artist, curator and co-founder of House of VSE (short for Very Small Exhibition), Wei is best known for his public light art interventions. 

Very Small Exhibition started as an experimental exhibition / installation / project space in 2013, with the intention to give designers/artists a platform to experiment / showcase their work and hopefully bring a smile, curiosity or even wtf-ness to anyone walking past the work. After losing the project space in 2015, Very Small Exhibition has been run solely by Singaporean artist Wei, known for his Very Momentary Exhibition work in Singapore. He has collaborated on projects for Singapore Night Festivals, i Light Singapore, Singapore Grand Prix, and other projects in Singapore, Prague and New York.

Matthew Sia

“My beloved daughter—she fills each day with an abundance of laughter, love, and joy, colouring my world with the radiant spectrum of happiness.”

A Singapore-based installation artist and interactive designer whose work combines conceptual themes with technological experimentation. Graduated from London College of Communication with a Bachelors’ in Interaction and Moving Image, his installation works have been showcased in London, Hong Kong, as well as at various museums and events in Singapore. Online, he lives at matthewsia.com, where a more extensive list of his projects may be found.

IG: @siayk

The Analog Girl

“Dancing water droplets that produce a naturalistic soundscape and fantastical colours.”

Named by TIME magazine as one of 5 Music Acts To Watch in 2008, The Analog Girl has had audiences plugged into her sound at a spectrum of venues and festivals worldwide including Nick Knightʼs SHOWstudio Revue in London, Worldtronics Festival at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, and Superdeluxe in Tokyo. 

She has also composed soundscapes for buildings, spaces and exhibitions, including ALICE@Mediapolis in Singapore, MSCTY x Sculpture in the City in London for Jake Elwes’ A.I. video installation Latent Space, Bring LOVE Everywhere by Very Small Exhibition, and Picturing the Pandemic exhibition for the National Museum of Singapore.

Chong Jia Yi

“For those who are lost 
 For those we have lost”

Words flows out when you least expected. 
Form phrases, sentences and poems. 
You write them till they run out. 
An ending. 
A start. 
With the power of words, stones and feathers. 
I write. 
And end. 
I start again.

The Art of 
Very Momentary Exhibition

The Very Momentary Exhibition series is about celebrating ordinary public spaces in Singapore by transforming the existing lighting in these spaces into a rainbow spectrum. 

Since March 2021, Very Momentary Exhibition has been to neighbourhoods like, Jalan Besar, Clementi, Punggol, East Coast Park and Pasir Ris. Each installation piece is unique and lasted for no more than 3 hours. 

Very Small Exhibition has also been commissioned by organizations including Malay Heritage Centre, Science Centre Singapore, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel and PLQ to execute unique versions of Very Momentary Exhibition. 

Tap here to watch a mini documentary of Very Momentary Exhibition by MTV Asia, Releasing Rainbows on the Streets of Singapore, Guerrilla-Style | MTV The Originals.
VME 1.5 – Blk 1 Kampong Kayu
VME 2.3 – East Coast Underpass
VME 2.4 – PIE Overhead Bridge
VME 2.6 – The Merlion Park
VME 2.7 – Blk 181 Jalan Besar.
VME 2.X – Blk 504C Canberra Link
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
PLQ Bridge
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi
iLight SG: Jubilee Bridge

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