This module is designed to explore North Korea through its visual cultures. While North Korea has notoriously gained a reputation as the most isolated country in the world, there are many images inundating the media and popular culture. Images are the most prominent ways through which we gain knowledge about North Korea, but they are not transparent mediums and are in need of interpretation. In this module, we will explore various ways through which North Korea uses visual mediums to showcase its state power and ideology, write history, mobilize the people of North Korea, and showcase itself to the world.
- Ideology: Juche
- History and Memory: The Victorious Fatherland Museum
- Mobilization: The Arirang Mass Games
Created by Se-Mi Oh.