‘PALMA VIVA’ was created by 181 participants in the Changi precinct. The art installation is synonymous with Changi City Point’s architectural design of a “garden within a city”. The symbiosis of Changi City Point and its surrounding communities resonates within the interactive elements of the installation.
The installation’s design was inspired by botanical Peranakan patterns and Singapore’s tropical landscape, evoking a sense of exotic escapism. The piece reflects how imagination converges in a physical space and echoes the roots and diversity of the community through a living sculptural intervention.
A total of 181 gold leaves revolve around the installation, depicting an intricate DNA structure. Each gold leaf represents an individual’s DNA strand, embedded with stories and ideas that have been hand-drawn and embossed by the community. The gold leaves carry an interconnectedness forever interwoven into the core of the sculpture.
The living element of ‘PALMA VIVA’ reverberates in the form of subtle lighting flowing through the installation in a full cycle of colours every two hours, portraying how life is constantly refreshed and renewed. Periodic pulses also climb the roots and descend through the chandelier.
‘PALMA VIVA’ invites you to interact with it and breathe new life into the installation. Create the pulse of Singapore with an array of movement and colour!
Conceptualised by ArtBeatz in collaboration with the artist, Chloë Manasseh