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Lecture: Field Notes from the Arctic

I have a million arctic stories to share.

Beautiful, incredible, magical are words all too weak.

The arctic is like a magnet whose magical spell I am now under.

I now want to see other parts of the arctic.

Over the next decade, I will find a way to continue these research trips for Northlandia, the second of the five imaginary country in my #2084world project.

The Greenlandic icebergs large enough to sink Titanic.

The Canadian arctic where the Inuits create the most beautiful drawings.

The Alaskan arctic where the snow never melts.

To hear some of the arctic stories, watch the lecture documentation Field Notes from the Arctic: Climate Change and Creative Art Practices” with Hong Kong Baptist University here.

Lecture 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.


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