Fung's ongoing oeuvre (2015-now) revolves around a grand narrative of a dystopian world set in the year 2084. There are five imaginary countries (G5, the Great Five Industrial Nations) in total: Contradictoria, Northlandia, Dreamland, the Aristocratic Union and the Republic of Strata. These five micro- narratives will eventually weave together a grand narrative of year 2084, portraying her imagined futuristic geopolitical world in the Anthropocene.

Plastic, plastic every where! (prequel) (2015-2019)

Contradictoria (2015 - now)

Northlandia (2022 - now)

Dreamland (future project)

The Aristocratic Union (future project)

The Republic of Strata (future project)

The Maps of 2084 (2018 - now)

other works

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G5 Meeting

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if you would create your own

, what would it be like?

universe

This is how mine looks like.

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"Michelle is devoted to her art practice and the visionary world of 2048 she has created. It is an epic thought-provoking tale that reflects the dreams and despair of the world we live in. She ingeniously combines contemporary issues with various traditional artmaking techniques in her works.

Michelle’s art world not only shows empathy and imagination for viewers, but it is also insightful for those who have been involved in the making process."

Hilda Chan & Iven Cheung
Curators of MUSTHAVEKEYS

Hello! Welcome to the world of 2084!

The World of 2084 is my lifelong interdisciplinary art project. Interdisciplinary just means crossing between different disciplines instead of sticking to one. My works have been presented in the parallel universes such as contemporary art, animation/indie film and publishing. I’m constantly looking to expand and explore!

I have done drawing, painting, woodcuts, installations, performances, books, text and animation. I am looking next to exploring graphic novels. I began this crazy project in 2015 and fully expect a huge retrospective in year 2084. I’ll be 102! I make sure I eat well and exercise so that I’ll still be alive then.

The whole project revolves around a grand narrative of a dystopian world set in the year 2084 and began with prequel “Plastic, plastic, every where!” (2015-2019.) The project is comprised of five imaginary countries (G5, the Great Five Industrial Nations) in total: Contradictoria (2015 – ongoing), Northlandia (2022 – ongoing), Dreamland (future project), The Aristocratic Union (future project) and The Republic of Strata (future project.)

 

I take observations of our world and weave them into an absurd, fantastical futuristic landscape populated with plastic-eating humans, flying elephants, and a mountain-size ice-cream maker.  The works present a fictional geopolitical map of a bizarre future. These five micro- narratives will eventually weave together a grand narrative of year 2084, portraying my imagined futuristic geopolitical world, one impacted by changes in the Anthropocene.

 

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"Michelle’s dystopian worlds are vivid portraits of our current one. This core dimension runs throughout her work, from “Plastic, Plastic, Everywhere” to the Polluta series. Art can either depict and illuminate our known world or create a world of its own—though one that always contains some sort of grasp of our reality. Michelle amazingly blends these two facets of art in her work. Her filigree drawings deserve our close look and attention. Her representations need a qualitative temporality through which, little by little, we discover the many layers of depth embedded in them. This active contemplation is a very rewarding process of world- and meaning-making for the audience, and I am grateful to Michelle for creating these experiences for us."

Estela Ibáñez García.

“I have known Michelle ever since she had an exhibition of photographs at the Hong Kong Fringe Club in 2006. Young and enthusiastic, full of ideas and a willingness to express her ambitions. Now a mature artist, she is still full of ideas and has the ability to convey them articulately in both English and Chinese. It has been a real pleasure to see her progress to becoming a major artistic voice. 

Her current enterprises like woodblock prints and her mystical “Polluta, Floating Artist Colony in the Sky” require that rare combination of both heart and mind. I know nobody more dedicated to their art than Michelle. The great precision needed to cut woodblocks has to have both intellectual understanding and a real feel for the medium. In that respect, she is a superb draughtsman, never anything out of line. 

As a maturing artist, she has spent much of her time understanding the environmental problems we all face. Here she is a great educator and reaches out through both visual and performance art to a very wide audience going far beyond Hong Kong. 

Being an artist is a 24-hour occupation but Michelle has the stamina to sustain her ambition as her complex techniques demand much time and energy. Always nice to talk with her as her love of the cinema, music, literature do inform her work. Her natural fluency in English makes communication with her an effortless pleasure, and always a nice touch of humour that is so necessary.

Now with short films on the agenda and with the rapid progress of her projects, I look forward to these developments and the nice surprises I can expect.” 

Norman de Brackinghe, Artist and Photographer