Jaffa Lam is a Hong Kong-based sculptor who designs large-scale installations and performances. She produces mixed-media works, primarily made with recycled materials. Known for her commitment to community work, for the past 15 years the artist has been working with local and marginalised people, both in Hong Kong and abroad. For Jaffa, art awakens consciences, as well as being a way of ensuring traditional cultures continue to exist, and she often explores issues related to history, society and current affairs. Tisseur de vœux is Jaffa's first contribution to the Festival of Lights.
“Make a wish! Talk to the heavens. Waiting and listening. The message is around you. Jaffa Lam has taken inspiration from this Chinese proverb for her installation Dreamweaver on the Place de la Bourse. Three huge metal hoops have been erected opposite the Palais du Commerce. Pieces of lace and crochet woven during participative workshops are attached to them. In the centre stands a screen on which you can see the wishes of the people of Lyon collected during workshops scrolling down. Three sections of wind instruments, like celestial megaphones, invite the spectators to make their own wishes. A poetic and highly symbolic artwork.