The North Korean government has restricted the identity of its citizens. This project is an investigation of the conflict between people and their government in North Korea. It focuses on the reputation of their leader, Kim Jong Un and it describes restrictions of education, lifestyle, and religion that North Korean people experience.
The components of this project are a digital poster, motion collage, and website. It also uses posts on social media to lead to the website, which is linked to a donation site for refugees who left North Korea for freedom. The visual concept uses erasing and revealing images by drawing strokes that represent incomprehensible facts that intrude on North Korean lives. For further details, digital posters for social media describe how people’s individuality in North Korea are not respected by the government. Motion collage introduces further facts about North Korean lives. The website also includes interviews with North Korean defectors. The website is interactive; materials are covered and the user uncovers facts about restrictions by themselves.
Through this project, the audience will realize the harsh living conditions and the kind of restrictions people experience in North Korea. It also raises the audience’s awareness of identity restrictions so that they can easily compare it with their own life experiences.