Strictly regulated access to Pyongyang

In the spring of 2015, Huis Marseille exhibited the first part of Eddo Hartmann’s project, one in which he tried to visualize the reality of Pyongyang. Pyongyang, the capital and largest city of North Korea, is a city full of futuristic monuments that radiate absolute control, and everything an outsider gets to see is strictly regulated. In subsequent visits, Eddo Hartmann has tried to capture the more unfamiliar aspects of the North Korean ideology.

The second and final installation

In this second and final part of the project, Hartmann penetrates further into the everyday lives of the people who live in this isolated corner of the world. Using film material and 360-degree video, he has made recordings that give the sensation of experiencing what it’s really like to visit, and a glimpse of what it would be like to live in this environment day in and day out.

Find out more on the Setting the Stage website.