Plastic, plastic, every where! (short film)

Plastic, plastic, every where! Trailer

Plastic, plastic, every where!
Moving Drawings Short Film
22:43
2015-2018

 

Plastic, plastic, every where! is Fung’s first creative endeavour involving moving images. This film is comprised of hundreds of images, each meticulously hand-drawn, cut out and scanned before being compiled digitally. Fung rejects calling this work animation. Oblivious to animation history and convention, her work is firmly grounded in the tradition of drawing, much like that of William Kentridge.

The work is dark, poetic and empathetic. Devoid of dialogue or narration, the narrative could be hard, if not impossible to follow. A linear narrative gives way to a complete immersion of one visual moment after another. The emotions, however, are easily understood by a poignant tenderness and musical cues such as Massenet’s Meditation.

 

Synopsis

Plastic plastic, every where! portrays a dystopian future where a frenzy of human plastic consumption (e.g., life saver donuts, telephone hotdogs) leads us past the point of no return. This global craze originates from the 2084 annual meeting of the Great Five Industrial Nations. At this meeting, the representative from the imaginary country of Contradictoria (in the form of a pig) proposes that if animals can learn to eat plastic, why can’t children? Plastic becomes an instant hit.

Everyone wants a piece of plastic. In fact, everyone is having a piece of plastic! Miss Dodo, an heiress-cum-teacher, meets a hundred-year-old sea turtle (possibly the last one on earth) on her saga to seek a world with no plastic.

 

 

Michelle Kuen Suet Fung 馮捲雪

Animals and their relationships with humans are a long recurring thread in her works.

動物和它們跟人類的關係,是馮捲雪長期以來在作品中探討的議題。