Past events

DocLab Live: Bloodless – Guided by the Ghost of a Korean Sex Worker 25 Nov 2017 at 17:00

Special presentation on VR installation Bloodless, in which director Gina Kim and guests discuss the influence of American military presence on the South Korean people since 1956.

DocLab Live: Order, Chaos and Everything 21 Nov 2017 at 20:00

Join Jonathan Harris on a secular pilgrimage: from physical reality to the chaos of YouTube, and a digital simulation of consciousness.

Industry Session: Making VR Work for Audiences 20 Nov 2017 at 10:00

Zillah Watson, Commissioning Editor for Virtual Reality at the BBC, on how to make VR work for audiences.

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Iron Curtain Diaries 1989-2009

An interactive map of the more than 4,000-mile-long Iron Curtain, illustrating the changes since the Berlin Wall came down.

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, two photographers, two journalists, a director, and a cartoonist traveled along the more than 4,000-mile-long Iron Curtain that split Eastern and Western Europe from the end of the Second World War until 1989.

Their documentary uses a mix of video, photographs, sound recordings, and drawings to portray life two decades after the wall came down. Clicking on virtual locations along an interactive Iron Curtain brings up interviews and stories recorded at the locations.

A journalist in Murmansk describes how his life changed after the collapse of the Iron Curtain, and we see the city’s young generation at a dance school. In Lithuania, someone speaks about the tensions between Russians and the original Lithuanian population. On the outskirts of Rizo, a small town in the Czech Republic, there is still barbed wire: a threatening but impotent reminder of the Iron Curtain.

The Iron Curtain Diaries is part of Prospekt, a platform that uses various media to bring the world and history closer together, in a new and original way. The Prospekt website features accounts from all over the world, including The Iron Curtain Diaries.

Project details

Year of development :2009
Created by:Matteo Scanni
With:Angelo Miotto, Samuele Pellecchia and Guido Ostanel

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