Light Fantastic Installation

February 26, 2021 - March 20, 2021, Daily, (All Day)
Signature Event: Held across the UChicago Campus Learn More

What makes the Winter Quarter so hard at the University of Chicago is that the days are short and darkness comes early. Light Fantastic aims to illuminate – both symbolically and literally – the dark winter months. This campus-wide installation of twenty sculptures/structures/garden follies made entirely from bamboo poles and holiday lights – much like giant TinkerToys – will be designed and built by UChicago Undergraduates.

Sound Fantastic is a sound installation that will accompany a number of the Light Fantastic installations, led by composers Ted Moore and Hunter Brown. Electronic compositions of soothing drone music is sure to melt the winter darkness away.


This event is the culmination of the Light Fantastic project.