A walk-on canvas
As if by magic, the two parts of the exhibition are separated by the projection of a high-rise tower block housing estate floating in the air. Looking more closely, you can see that the picture lacks any substance, made up only of smoke. Moving through the projection, the picture changes, and the visitor walks down the corridor of an administrative building until he reaches the last door.
The first half of the exhibition covers the everyday life of the GDR. The second investigates the state which shaped this experience. The visitor crosses the division between the experience of everyday life and the world of the SED masters. The only point of contact between the rulers and the ruled is the Byzantine bureaucracy which serves to curtail more than it enabled.
The fog screen, the product of Finnish ingenuity, is the world's first application of this new technology in a museum.