Hong Kong 2084
“Hong Kong 2084” reimagines the city’s fantastical sustainable future—where historical, contemporary, and futuristic green buildings co-exist, and where endangered animals flourish. If the artist had a magic wand, this is how she would have her city in 2084.
Plastic Free Seas believes that art can raise awareness and even promote behavior change, and they have been following Michelle’s work for years. “It is a pleasure to partner with Michelle on this project which ultimately speaks to our mission to reduce the use of single-use plastic for the health of our planet — the ocean, the animals, the plants and the people.”
Plastic Free Seas, Hong Kong
"Plastic adorns modern life. It is ubiquitous in the Anthropocene. In her dreamscape of plastic dystopia, Michelle Fung denaturalises plastic’s invisible materiality, through scarred animals and plastic-eating children, showing how our consumer desire and inaction hide the horrors that are yet to come. Fung does not simply advocate for going beyond capitalism, but rather goes deeper to trace how the enigma of plasticity is embedded within the capitalist ideology of manufacturing insatiable hunger as natural impulses. How do we break out of the curse of plastic? Are we enjoying at the cost of what is promised? Fung’s extraordinary project is a visual and aesthetic feast that compels us to embark on a journey of seeking futures in a climate-changing environment."
Dr Emily Zong, Literary studies and environmental humanities, Hong Kong Baptist University