Plastic, plastic, every where!
Moving Drawings Short Film
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.
(running time 22:43)
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.
Selected Film Screenings / Film Festivals and Awards
Official selection. Dawson City International Short Film Festival. Dawson City, Canada.
Film that Matters Award. The International Animation Film Festival. Montreal, Canada.
Official selection. The International Animation Film Festival. Montreal, Canada.
Official selection. The 5th International Motion Festival. The Department of Arts, the European University Cyprus. Nicosia, Cyprus.
Official selection. Athens Animfest. Athens, Greece.
kubrick, Hong Kong.
Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA.
University of Victoria, Canada.