"Dreamcatcher" Light Art

A 4-person, 20-week light art installation created in Hong Kong utilizing LED strips and hula hoops.

    My Role

  • Collaborated with an interdisciplinary team during conceptual design and prototyping phases
  • Soldered and managed all electrical and structural aspects
  • Created photo and video documentation to preserve the piece


I was given the opportunity to participate in this light art project during my time studying abroad at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (UST). We were inspired by the public art installation Qui est “in”, Qui est “out” by London architects Yes We Can Architecture and wanted to bring an inspired piece involving LED strips for UST students to enjoy during the weeks leading up to semester finals. The piece was installed in a couple of days and displayed in the foyer of UST's main academic building for 3 weeks. The following shows the "making of" video I made as well as a visual documentation explaining the process of the piece.

For more details on the journey, please take a look at the visual documentation final report.

UST foyer where Dreamcatcher was installed

"Making of" video