A family of reflective elements, Swarovski's AiRx 'Angles of Incidence' art installation in the Singapore Botanic Gardens definitely seems like a dichotomy between the installation and its environment.
An 'Artist-in-Residence Exchange Programme' featuring Singapore architect Randy Chan and British artist Philippa Lawrence, it explores the universal theme of heritage and memory.
The installation also promotes cross-cultural interaction and understanding between the Singapore and UK communities through the collaboration of the two artists, marking Swarovski's first ever support for an art and architecture project in Singapore.
Using the context of the extensive history of the Botanic Gardens, the installation explores the idea of shelter around the iconic 80-year-old Kapok tree.
"Angles of Incidence are planes of perception", says Chan and Lawrence.
Swarovski crystals are used and intricately set into the structures, which allows visitors to observe a kaleidoscopic effect of light on the structures and experience the surroundings of the Botanic Gardens in a new way.
Angles of Incidence is on show from now till 23 March 2014, 5am - 12am daily. Admission is free.