Prototype: Light effect on acrylic shapes

 Prototype: Light effect on acrylic shapes

Inspiration: A Story of A Chrysalis

Materials: acrylic


Why do I need to change the direction to LED strips? 

I was intrigued by thermochromic pigment. However, it is unsafe on a human’s body and needs a lot of voltage power. So, I changed my direction to LED Strips. Moreover, there is a distance issue. When I perform on a stage, people might not clearly recognize the color changes.


I have designed architectural shapes using acrylic materials. The reason why I chose pieces of acrylic sheets is that the materials are very fragile like my concept and when I tested out these ones, they remind me of an icicle and looked sharp and easy to break out. At the same time, they looked pure and clear in the dark.

The shapes and mechanism are inspired by cocoons and marionettes. A butterfly struggles for its independence and a marionette’s movements are controlled by human fingers. However, in this performance, I will voluntarily place myself in a cocoon and use my fingers to control my own movements.

  Chrysalis -  Development Sketches

Chrysalis - Development Sketches

 Image References i: Chrysalis - Google Search

Image References i: Chrysalis - Google Search

   Image R  eferences ii:  Papageno by Frank Ballard for the Magic Flute  - Google Search

 Image References ii: Papageno by Frank Ballard for the Magic Flute - Google Search