Workshop at TRT International Documentary Awards
15.05.2017

more about this trip


{ Florian | 15.05.17 }






Istanbul University
10.05.2017

more about this trip


{ Florian | 10.05.17 }





Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Institut für Kulturanthropologie / Europäische Ethnologie
03.02.2017


{ Florian | 03.02.17 }





COPY COPY CLUB
Goethe-Institut, Mexico City, Mexico
15.11.2016


{ Florian | 15.11.16 }





Laboratorio Audiovisual Interactivo, LAB A.I.
Cali, Colombia

16.09.2016 – 17.09.2016


{ Florian | 16.09.16 }





FH St. Pölten
03.05.2016


{ Florian | 03.05.16 }





UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico
30.03.2016 – 07.04.2016


{ Florian | 30.03.16 }





Austrian television ORF recently broadcasted a documentary which examines the future of television. For this film a team from ORF also visited the Korsakow Institute and interviewed Florian Thalhofer.

Here are some passages of the film with his statements:

 

 

MENSCHEN, DIE AUF BILDSCHIRME STARREN
– ÜBER DIE ZUKUNFT DES FERNSEHENS

Das Fernsehen ist tot! Kaum haben wir uns an soziale Netzwerke und internetfähige Smartphones gewöhnt, da ist es auch mit der Gemütlichkeit des Wohnzimmers vorbei. Das Leitmedium TV ist entthront, manche meinen sogar: dem Tod geweiht.
Tatsächlich rüstet das Fernsehen auf und wird zum Super-Medium: Hochvernetzt, sozial und interaktiv, gerne einmal in 3D, omnipräsent, multifunktional und maßgeschneidert. Die Dokumentation “Die Zukunft des TV” von Siegfried Steinlechner verortet das Fernsehen im jetzt und geht den möglichen Szenarien der Zukunft auf den Grund.

Regie
Siegfried Steinlechner


{ Elissavet | 09.12.15 }





2015ZSOMA_ESODOCfiat-3

It was my Fiat’s last journey and being an Italian car, I thought it would be neat for it to do its last trip to the country were it originated from. Well, the car did not make it, in Austria it gave up. It was towed back to Germany and the Meister at the Fiat Fachwerkstatt told us that it would not even be worth changing the oil, not talking about fixing whatever was broken. He was so kind to give us 50 € for it, which was pretty much the value of the gas in the car. No car no more.

So we arrived with a delay at Schloss Goldrain, the wonderful location for this years start of the EsoDoc sessions, where film professionals and journalists from all over Europe develop their documentary projects. My wife Elissavet accompanied me and she had a job there as well. More about that later. My job was to offer people new ways of looking at narration. This is my speciality, of course, and I enjoyed myself a lot talking about the philosophy of Korsakow. Will I get ever tired of it?

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Apart from my lectures I also had the pleasure to work with participants on their projects is group-sessions, that were called think tanks. Well I don’t like tanks, but I love thinking! The participants were amazing, amazing, amazing, so I learned a lot! I also learned a lot from the other lecturers, among them Raimo Lång from Finland, I got to know him the first time and I will never forget the conversation we had late at night at the wine cellar. After an intense day we were dead tired but could not stop discussing narration.

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Elissavet practiced some of her (what I sometimes call ‘witch craft’ and she calls – ) bodywork with participants of the workshop. It was a game between us, when I had to guess, with whom she had worked during the day. You could easily notice that, because of the people’s bright eyes and ideas. Sometimes I steal some of her tricks when I advice people on their projects. I can’t stop being surprised on the results.

This was a very intense week, with sessions starting in the morning and going till night. At the party at end of the week everybody was dancing wildly. 20 people from 18 different countries. My happiest moment was when an old song came up that I always listend to on my walkman, when I was 16 or 17.
The Pixies: Where is my mind?

May 3 – 8, 2015


{ Florian | 10.05.15 }






{ Florian | 17.03.15 }





Der Dokumentarfilm ist tot, es lebe der Dokumentarfilm

Der Dokumentarfilm ist mehr denn je das Medium der Stunde, um die gesellschaftlichen, politischen, wirtschaftlichen und ganz individuellen Entwicklungen in intensive filmische Erzählungen umzusetzen. Denn es geht immer darum, emotional zu verstehen, welche Auswirkungen die Veränderungen der Welt auf uns und unsere Kulturen haben. Dokumentarfilme gibt es in vielen Formen und Formaten, man kann sie im Internet, Fernsehen und auch im Kino sehen. Die Möglichkeiten der Finanzierung sind so vielfältig wie die Gestaltung. Über all diese Möglichkeiten gibt der vorliegende Band Auskunft, in dem ausgewiesene Praktiker zu Wort kommen und der auch neueste Trends berücksichtigt. Beiträge von Jörg Adolph, Michael Augustin, Frédéric Jaeger, Rudi Gaul, Florian Thalhofer, Kay Hoffmann, Egbert van Wyngaarden und Interviews mit Thorsten Frehse, Patrick Hörl, Julia Basler, Wim Wenders u.v.a.

Broschiert: 148 Seiten
Verlag: Schüren Verlag GmbH; Auflage: 1 (24. April 2014)
Sprache: Deutsch
ISBN-10: 3894728221
ISBN-13: 978-3894728229

 


{ Florian | 06.05.14 }





2013-10-talkAthenx

I am currently preparing for a Korsakow-Talk at Biennale III in Frankfurt. Well, I talk about Korsakow all the time, but this time I will structure my talk in Korsakow. For that I sliced all my resent talks into small pieces and the audience will vote on what they want to see. This will be the third time this kind of talk will be performed, after Montreal and Athens both in 2010. Technically a bit tricky, it is fun, it is deep, it is an other Korsakow-experiment {in German}!

»Korsakow – ein alternatives, nicht-lineares Erzählsystem« Lecture mit Florian Thalhofer
Freitag, 1. November 2013, 12:30 – 13:30 Uhr im Frankfurter Kunstverein.


{ Florian | 28.10.13 }





2013-10-Koscher2 (1)

The Politics and Pleasures of Food
Veranstaltungsreihe der HALLE 14
Koscher. Über die Freiheit im Verzicht und die Verlockungen verbotener Speisen am Beispiel jüdischer Speiseregeln

Screening des Korsakow-Films „Was heißt koscher für dich?“ und Gespräch mit Ruth Olshan (Regisseurin, Berlin), Dr. Mirjam Wenzel (Medienkuratorin, Jüdisches Museum Berlin) und Florian Thalhofer (Künstler und Filmemacher, Berlin)
Mi, 30. Oktober 2013, 19 Uhr

Das Essen spielt in jeder Religion eine zentrale Rolle. Ob es Speisegebote, Verhaltensregeln bei Tisch oder der Verzicht auf bestimmte Lebensmittel sind. Der von  Ruth Olshan im Auftrag des Jüdischen Museums Berlin gedrehte Korsakow-Film „Was bedeutet koscher für dich?“ (2009) widmet sich jüdischen Ernährungsregeln. In zahlreichen Interviews werden verschiedene Blickwinkel auf Speisegesetze und –rituale erkundet. Warum werden Milch und Fleisch getrennt? Wie kann man seine Speisegebote und Traditionen in einer nicht-jüdischen Gemeinschaft aufrecht erhalten? Und welche Rolle spielen Vegetarismus und organische Küche im jüdischen Speiseplan.

Dabei lässt die narrativ offene, nicht lineare Struktur des von Florian Thalhofer entwickelten Korsakows-Systems verschiedene Betrachtungsweisen zu, ohne selbst zu werten. Thalhofer entwickelte das System und das zugrundeliegende Computerprogramm 2000 für seinen Film „Das Korsakow-Syndrom“ und hat seitdem zahlreiche Filme damit gedreht. Einzelne Filmsequenzen werden dabei zu einem vom Zuschauer beeinflussbaren Ablauf zusammengefügt.

Im Gespräch stellen die Regisseurin Ruth Olshan, der Korsakow-Erfinder Florian Thalhofer und der Medienkuratorin Dr. Mirjam Wenzel vom Jüdischen Museum Berlin, Film und Thema vor.


{ Florian | 28.10.13 }





201305_muenchen770

Florian Thalhofer talks about Korsakow and his Korsakow-films at DOK.forum which is part of DOK.fest Munich.

May 10, 2013
11.00 hrs // Rotes Kino


{ Florian | 09.05.13 }





201305_freiburg770

Together with Judith Aston from i-Docs Florian Thalhofer is lecturing at the Interactive Documentary Workshop which takes place at the Freiburger Film Forum.

May 9th, 2013
9 – 12:30 hrs

UPDATE: Great article by Judith Aston about the discussion that came out of the venue.


{ Florian | 08.05.13 }





Florian Thalhofer – Gast im Seminar “From Video Vortex to Popcorn”
21. Januar 2013 “Korsakow und nicht-lineare Videoerzählung”

– öffentliche Veranstaltung innerhalb des Seminars zu “Extended Video”

In einem Werkstattgespräch mit dem Künstler, Filmemacher und Erfinder des Korsakow-Systems, Florian Thalhofer, sprechen wir über seine Ideen, Konzepte und Erfahrungen im Zusammenhang mit dem Nicht-Linearen. Anhand von eigenen Filmen und Projekten werden in einem offenen Gespräch Themen wie nicht-lineare Narrativität, die Rolle neuer Spielräume durch digitale Medien wie auch die Bedeutung und Möglichkeiten von interaktiven Formaten im Zusammenhang mit Video-Audiences erörtert.
Gegenwärtig arbeitet Thalhofer an einem neuen Korsakow-Projekt unter dem Titel “The Money and the Greeks” (in Kollaboration mit dem Goethe-Institute Athen).
Weitere Hintergrundinformationen zu seiner Arbeit.

“From Video Vortex to Popcorn”

Montag, 21.1.13
17:00 – 18.30 Uhr
Sülztorstraße 21-25
Lüneburg


{ Elissavet | 20.01.13 }





Florian Thalhofer comments on stupid comments of German politicians in an interview by Joana Ortmann on Bavarian radio B2, broadcasted August 9th, 2012:

You can listen to it here {in German language}.

 


{ Elissavet | 15.08.12 }





The Money and the Greek” is the latest project of korsakow.tv, directed by Florian Thalhofer. It is still in the making and people are invited to preview selected raw-material and rate and discuss the material. You can either do that online or at special life-venues.

Our next Live-Preview we be held on

August 2nd | 7 p.m.
@
Körper- und Bewegungszentrum Elissavet Aggou
Ohlauer Strasse 3, 3. OG
10999 Berlin

Looking forward to see you there!


{ Stephanie Riecker | 31.07.12 }





Florian Thalhofer gave a radio- interview on his current Korsakow-Project “The Money and the Greek” at the well known Deutschlandradio Kultur.

Here you can listen to the interview here, which was conducted
on
July 23rd
11:40 a.m.

 


{ Stephanie Riecker | 23.07.12 }





The Money and the Greek” is the latest project of korsakow.tv, directed by Florian Thalhofer. It is still in the making and people are invited to preview selected raw-material and rate and discuss the material. You can either do that online or at special life-venues.

Our next Live-Preview we be held on

July 18
7 p.m.
@FilmCafé Berlin

Schliemannstrasse 15
Berlin

Looking forward to see you there!

 


{ Stephanie Riecker | 17.07.12 }





DAS GELD UND DIE GRIECHEN_TO XPHMA KAI OI ΕΛΛΗΝΕΣ

“The Money and the Greek” is the latest project of korsakow.tv, directed by Florian Thalhofer in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute Athens.

The Opening of the Video-Installation will be held on
July 12th
8 p.m.
at Beton 7

Pydnas 7, Votanikos, 11855 Athens

The Installation will be open until 08th of September
3 p.m.-11 p.m. daily


{ Stephanie Riecker | 09.07.12 }





The Money and the Greek” is the latest project of korsakow.tv, directed by Florian Thalhofer. It is still in the making and people are invited to preview selected raw-material and rate and discuss the material. You can either do that online or at special life-venues.

Our next Live-Preview we be held on

July 7
7 p.m.
@ Gaudycafé Berlin

 

Gaudystrasse 1
Berlin


{ Stephanie Riecker | 05.07.12 }





The Money and the Greek” is the latest project of korsakow.tv, directed by Florian Thalhofer. It is still in the making and people are invited to preview selected raw-material and rate and discuss the material. You can either do that online or at special life-venues.

The next Live-Previews will be held in Athens

June 22/23/24
8 p.m.
@Beton7
7, Pydnas St.,
Votanicos

 


{ Stephanie Riecker | 21.06.12 }





“The Money and the Greek” is the latest project of korsakow.tv, directed by Florian Thalhofer. It is still in the making and people are invited to preview selected raw-material and rate and discuss the material. You can either do that online or at special life-venues.

The 4th Live-Preview takes place in Berlin:
Wednesday, June 20th 2012
7 p.m.

Time has changed to 6 p.m.!

Please spread the word..

FilmArche
Schlesische Strasse 26, Berlin


{ Stephanie Riecker | 14.06.12 }





Help making this film!

THE MONEY AND THE GREEK

An appraisal by Florian Thalhofer – Co-production of the Goethe-Institute Athens with the Korsakow-Institute

End of 2011 and beginning of 2012 the media artist and documentary filmmaker Florian Thalhofer travelled Greece together with his friend Elissavet Aggou. They conducted numerous interviews and collected data for a new multiple Korsakow-project that Thalhofer is realizing in a co-production with the Goethe-Institute Athens.

Right now, the video-material is endued with rough cuts and subtitles. And it is already published online! You have the opportunity to rate and comment it – and to win a trip to Athens! Your comments are essential! You decide on what material we will continue to work.

Decide, which clips will make it into the Korsakow-film and which clips will be presented in the live shows. In your opinion: whose voice is notably important? Which statements impress, which points of view do you miss in the regular media? Rate, leave a comment – Your selection will influence the further discussion!

HOW IT WORKS

  1. Register here!
  2. You’ll be provided access to the clips which you can rate. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to leave comments.

WHAT IS MY OUTCOME

  1. Win a trip to either join the opening in Athens or come to Berlin and visit the artist! Among all the Korsakow-reviewers (who submit more than 15 rankings) we will raffle off a trip to join the premiere in Athens. We cover your flight and hotel expenses for 2 nights.
  2. If you rate more than 15 clips, you will be mentioned in the films credits.

Find more information on the website of the project!

So far, the website is in German and Greek only, but we are working on an English version as well! Some of the interviews are in English already..


{ Stephanie Riecker | 05.06.12 }





Lecture by Florian Thalhofer about Korsakow and linear vs. nonlinear storytelling.

May 23rd, 19:00 – 20:00 hrs

filmArche
Schlesische Strasse 26
10997 Berlin

For more information please visit the filmArche website


{ Stephanie Riecker | 22.05.12 }





Lecture by Florian Thalhofer about Korsakow, Planet Galata and linear vs. nonlinear storytelling. ...

 

DOKVILLE 2012: Vom Dokumentarfilm leben

Branchentreff Dokumentarfilm

 

Louis-Bührer-Saal, Uhlandstrasse 10, Ludwigsburg

May 4th, 11:00 – 13:00 hrs

 

Bericht über den Vortrag.

 


{ Stephanie Riecker | 17.04.12 }





Lecture by Florian Thalhofer about Korsakow, Planet Galata and linear vs. nonlinear storytelling.

Freie Universität

Takusstrasse 39, Berlin
April 12th, 14:00 – 16:00 hrs


{ Stephanie Riecker | 11.04.12 }





Florian Thalhofer was in hospital recently. During that time he wrote an article about the art of non-linear thinking. This article is now published with “Schnitt – Das Filmmagazin” Issue #66. Soon available everywhere you can buy newspapers and magazines (in Germany).

{The article is in German language.}

 


{ Stephanie Riecker | 11.04.12 }





Florian Thalhofer is travelling in Greece, collecting more material and writing essayistic texts for his new Korsakow-Project “The Greek and the Money”, which he is realizing in collaboration with the Goethe-Institute Athens.

Read about the situation in Greece on Florian Thalhofer’s  Blog.


{ Stephanie Riecker | 31.03.12 }





Lecture by Florian Thalhofer about Korsakow, Planet Galata and linear vs. nonlinear storytelling.

HOCHSCHULE DARMSTADT (h_da)
University of Applied Sciences

March 22nd, 14:00 – 16:00 hrs


{ Stephanie Riecker | 21.03.12 }





Lecture by Florian Thalhofer about Korsakow, Planet Galata and linear vs. nonlinear storytelling.

FACHHOCHSCHULE MAINZ | STUDIENGANG MEDIEN-DESIGN | ZEITBASIERTE MEDIEN

March 21st, 18:00 – 20:00 hrs


{ Stephanie Riecker | 20.03.12 }





 

Third rough cut preview and scene-election takes place on:
Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 7 pm
Kottbusser Damm, Berlin

 

Limited seats available, please register:
preview@dgudg.de


{ Stephanie Riecker | 08.03.12 }





 

Help making this film!

Crude audio, coarse cuts and unwanted switches of the camera – rarely any filmmaker adventures himself to the public at this early state of production, requesting feedback.

But this is exactly what Florian Thalhofer is doing: he is requesting active assistance for his new Korsakow-project “The Greek and the Money” (working title). The rough-cut interview-sequences are now visible on vimeo as raw-material. View them, evaluate and comment them!

All ratings and comments will be analysed and have an impact on which scenes will make it into the film. Therefore every single rating and comment is helpful.

Together with his Greek girlfriend, the German documentary-filmmaker travelled through Greece in order to talk to people about cause and effect of the crisis. They conducted about 30 hours with interviews. In a first step this material has been reduced to an amount of about 4,5 hours. This raw-material is now available as 203 short video-clips, rough-cut and subtitled on vimeo.

This will lead to a Korsakow-film of about 70 minutes length, premiere will be in Athens in June 2012. Besides the Korsakow-film a Korsakow-Show and a Korsakow-Installation will arise.

A project of korsakow.tv and the Goethe-Institute Athens.

 

Become Pro-Reviewer:

If you want to view and rate a minimum of 30% of the material, please send us an email to preview@dgudg.de. We will provide you a list with opportunity to leave a more detailed evaluation. All Pro-Reviewers will be mantioned in the film’s credits.

 

Become active – get involved in making this film!


{ Stephanie Riecker | 08.03.12 }





Greece is in crisis, Europe is in crisis

How do people feel in Greece? How do they experience the crisis? How did it happen and how to live with it? What needs to be learned – or can the crisis even be a chance?

Together with his Greek girlfriend, Florian Thalhofer traveled through Greece, conducting many interviews. Based on this material, a complex and multilayered project is arising. You can participate in this early stage of production and take influence on which scenes will become part of the documentary. Vote your favorite scenes into this Korsakow-film.

First rough cut preview and scene-election takes place on:
Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 8 pm
Kottbusser Damm, Berlin

 

Limited seats available, please register:
preview@dgudg.de


{ Stephanie Riecker | 27.02.12 }





Anja C. Wagner kenne ich aus dem Internet. Scheinbar haben wir uns auch schon mal in der richtigen Welt getroffen, aber das haben wir wieder vergessen. Anja C. Wagner beschäftigt sich auch beruflich mit dem Netz und nun hat sie mich eingeladen, einen echten Internet-Vortrag vor einer kleinen, ausgewählten Internet-crowd halten. Für mich war es eine ganz besondere Erfahrung, nicht nur weil ich selten auf deutsch über das rede, was mich beschäftigt (Korsakow&Co), sondern auch, weil ich am Ende des Vortrags die Kopfhörer abnahm und plötzlich wieder in meinem kleinen Atelier in Berlin war. Schade, ich wäre gerne noch mit den Leuten, die mich eingeladen haben, zu einem Italiener gegangen. So wie sonst. Der Vortrag ist jetzt online, vielleicht interessiert es ja den einen oder anderen da draussen: Florian Thalhofer zu interaktiver Narration mittels Korsakow, ein wenig verwirrt und auf deutsch: hier.


{ Florian | 23.12.11 }





Man sieht es in den Nachrichten, man hört es im Radio, man liest es in der Zeitung: Griechenland hat kein Geld, Griechenland steckt in der Krise. Und mit den Griechen steckt ganz Europa in der Krise, denn geht Griechenland pleite, droht die Pleite Portugals, Spaniens, Italiens. Der Euro ist bedroht, die Idee des geeinten Europas ist bedroht, es droht ein Unheil apokalyptischen Ausmaßes.

Oder?

Wie sehen es die Menschen in Griechenland? Wie erleben sie die Krise? Wie kam es zu dieser Krise und wie lebt es sich damit? Wie erleben die Griechen die Deutschen und umgekehrt? Was kann man lernen – oder kann die Krise gar Chance sein?

Seit einigen Tagen ist Florian Thalhofer in Griechenland unterwegs. Für das Goethe-Institut Athen realisiert er ein neues Korsakow-Projekt zum Thema “Die Griechen und das Geld”. Zusammen mit seiner Partnerin, der Griechin Elissavet Aggou, reist er durch das krisengebeutelte Land und spricht mit den Menschen, sammelt persönliche Eindrücke, Meinungen und Stimmungen aus der griechischen Bevölkerung.

Verfolge seine Reise auf dem aktuellen Webblog: http://dgudg.de


{ Stephanie Riecker | 21.11.11 }





Florian Thalhofer is invited to give a talk at the Professional Media Master Class in Halle.

Oct 17, 2011, 16 hrs.


{ Stephanie Riecker | 15.10.11 }





Forgotten Flags at Plan B gallery in Cluj, Romania.

Oct 7 – Oct 12, 2011.

 


{ Florian | 05.10.11 }





13terShop - new interface!

13terShop is a webdoc about Roland Center, a shopping mall in Bremen. Roland Center was one of the first shopping malls built in Germany in 1972, which is by coincidence the same year, the two authors (Florian Thalhofer and Kolja Mensing) were born. Thalhofer and Mensing lived for 31 days in the shopping mall and portrayed the regular visitors of the shopping-mall, as well as the people running it.

13terShop was originally published in 2007 on the internet and as a book/DVD. The updated version provides improved video-quality and the possibility to few this Korsakow™-film full screen.

Check it out: 13terShop.de {German with English subtitles}


{ Florian | 10.06.11 }