Field Notes from the Arctic: Climate Change and Creative Art Practices
Speaker: Michelle Fung, interdisciplinary artist
Moderator: Dr Emily Zong, Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, Hong Kong Baptist University
Date: 02 December 2022 (Friday)
Time: 13:30 – 15:00 (HKT)
Abstract: In fall 2022, interdisciplinary artist Michelle Fung traveled to Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost town, to participate in the Arctic Circle, a 17-day residency programme where international artists, filmmakers and musicians lived and worked on-board an Arctic-class Tall Ship while sailing the waters of the uninhabited international territory of Svalbard, an Arctic archipelago just 10 degrees latitude from the North Pole. During her residency, she conducted research for Northlandia, one of the five imaginary countries in her ongoing 2084 world-building art project.
In this lecture, she shared her personal arctic encounters and the Northlandia Arctic Woodcuts, the artwork collection she created in the arctic, alongside scholarly and journalistic insights into climate change in the delicate Arctic landscape.