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《朝鲜风景》
2014
数字微喷摄影

在2014年的冬天,我随旅行团去了北朝鲜(这是目前前往这个国家旅游唯一的途径)
1.朝鲜总共只有三个电视频道 (所有内容被严格控制,宣传渠道是朝鲜劳动党控制国家的主要途径之一)
2.这是一个没有广告的国家
3.互联网主要是被政府部门使用,其余人员只有特殊批准的情况下才可以使用网络
《朝鲜风景》是针对朝鲜公共图像展开的一次研究。由于上述所列的情况所导致的“图像多样性的匮乏”,在城市环境中通常会出现图像的位置(譬如广告版、餐厅的墙纸和装饰画)主要被两种类型的图像占领——领袖图像,以及象征着“完美城市”的风景画或城市景观画。后者也被作为电视频道上的主要基调,被用作为所有新闻播报以及歌舞表演的背景图像。这些无论是出现在现实还是电视中的“完美风景”,就如同旅行团缜密规划的日程安排以及我们所居住的只对外宾开放的五星级涉外酒店一样,都指向一个舞台剧一般的完美现实,一个与该国家真实现状保持平行的置景现实。
通过对于这类朝鲜风景画的观察,这个项目意图能够激发一个潜在的问题:图像如何关联或塑造了朝鲜人民对于现实的理解?

North Korean Landscape
2014
digital prints

In the winter of 2014, I visited North Korea by joined in a tour group (which was the only possible way to travel in the country).
1. In North Korea, there are only three TV channels available for viewers (with contents tightly controlled by the state and it is used as a propaganda arm of the ruling Korean Workers' Party).
2. There is no advertisement in the country.
3. Internet access is only available when permitted with special authorisation and primarily used for government purposes.
North Korean Landscape is a study on the public images of the country. Because of this lack-of-diversity of images caused by the circumstances listed above, the common spaces for images in public surroundings (e.g. billboards; wall papers and decorative paintings in restaurants) are mainly dominated by two types of images – pictures of leaders, and pictures of natural or urban landscape that suggest a bigger picture of 'an ideal city'. The latter type of images are also the main theme on TV channels, such as being used as the backdrop for almost all the news programs or chorus and musicals. These 'ideal landscape' either in reality or TV, just like the strictly planned schedule of our tour group and the five-star hotels that we were staying which is only open to foreign tourists, all lead to a perfect image of a staged reality that is parallel to the actual situation of the country.
The project aimed to examine this particular type of landscape images in North Korea by raising the question of how images shape or relate to North Korean people's understanding of reality.

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