The Arctic Circle 2022
In fall 2022, Michelle Fung travelled to the world's northernmost town Longyearbyen 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.
For fourteen days, the group sailed around the Svalbard archipelago and made daily landings for the participants to work on their own projects. Activities included zodiac rides, iceberg watching, hiking in the snow and free time for individual research on land.
During the residency, the artist conducted research and created woodcuts for Northlandia, one of the five imaginary countries in her ongoing 2084 world-building project.
The artist stayed an extra ten days in Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost town. Each of those days was incredible.
See the works here.
Project support by Canada Arts Council and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Gear sponsored by Canada Goose