1962 VS 2015, Public Art Project at Canal Street. (2015)

“Once Upon a Goose” Under The Bridge Art Project

Opening Date: 6 December 2015
Exhibition Period: 5 December 2015 – 29 February 2016
Venue: Canal Road, Wan Chai (Goose Neck Bridge, nearby Tang Lung Street)

I was invited to be one of the participating artists for the public art project “Once Upon a Goose.” The project asks the artists to come up with a piece of work on the history of Causeway Bay, possibly the busiest shopping and entertainment mecca in Hong Kong. The works are then made into stickers and wrapped around pillars under the Goose Neck Bridge, also a major hub for bus stops.

I was instantly attracted by a piece of oral history by Dr. Ting Sun Pao, former chief curator at Hong Kong History Museum. In 1962-3, a penguin used to stroll daily on Paterson Street, a shipping dock at that time. The result was a collage of a strolling penguin and a performance that contrasted the street fifty years ago and today.

Nineteen Sixty-Two
4pm Paterson Street
Dairy Farm
Ice Factory
Shipping Dock
Storage Containers
A strolling Penguin

Twenty Fifteen
11am to 11pm Paterson Street
Agnes. b
Chow Tai Fook
Kate Spade
Versus Versace
Michael Kors
Shoppers Shoppers Shoppers

Michelle Kuen Suet Fung 馮捲雪

Michelle Kuen Suet Fung is a visual artist and art educator whose ambitious ongoing oeuvre revolves around a grand narrative of a dystopian world set in the year 2084.