Program 2016

Matjaž Tančič

Slovenia (1982)



Invited by Koryo Studio, the first Western gallery to work with and in North Korea and to produce a photographic project in that country, Matjaž Tančič has decided to show a different image than that presented in the media. He focuses instead on individuals, creating a gallery of portraits of everyday people in one of the most isolated countries in the world… and in 3D. This technique was deliberately chosen to come as close as possible to the intimate lives of the people who live behind what is left of the iron curtain. This work echoes the photographer’s personal story, who was born in a communist country. These images will be visible on Place Scanavin, through walls in which 3D glasses will have been placed. Those ‘binoculars’ will enable visitors to immerse themselves from a distance into a country whose representation is under the strict control of the government.

Original scenography by Festival Images Vevey