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 }





LIFE ACCORDING TO KORSAKOW
– Die Art wie wir Geschichten Erzählen

 

(this podcast is in German)

Wie uns die Art, wie wir Geschichten erzählen blind macht, für die Welt. Ein Vortrag, den Florian Thalhofer am 11. Oktober 2016 anläßlich der #DKT16 in der Humboldt Universität in Berlin hielt. 

Music by Jim Avignon / Neoangin and Ilja Pollach, Cologne.


{ Florian | 11.10.16 }





01.07.2016 – 03.07.2016
Korsakow Institut, Berlin


{ Florian | 01.07.16 }





2016-04-LISBON

Workshop at Universität Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.

06.05.2016 -> More Info


{ Florian | 02.05.16 }





This is be the second time I have the honor to speak at i-Docs symposium in Bristol. The last time was a couple of years ago, shortly after I had finished Planet Galata, with is a (normal to me) Korsakow film but also a linear version, that was made to be screened on ARTE television. In Bristol I reported under shock how insane it is, to construct a linear documentary, and that the result of such attempt should not be named documentary but what it is: fairy tale.

This talk was very important for me. It started to take me on a thinking process, a journey that I have been on for the last couple of years. I will try to formulate as clear as I can, what I found so far on this trip: The way we tell stories.

Wed, March, 2nd, 15:45, Bristol

Talk + Discussion with JUDITH ASTON and MARIA GEMAYEL.

Short abstract of my talk.


{ Florian | 27.02.16 }





Life According To Korsakow
– Stories Make Life

This episode is in English.

Episode II is about story telling. How stories shape out lifes, what Florian found in Egypt and the influence of the Hollywood format.

Music by Jim Avignon / Neoangin and Ilja Pollach, Cologne.

 


{ Florian | 19.01.16 }





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 }





Life According To Korsakow
– Bilder und Realitäten

 

Life According To Korsakow is the title of  series of podcasts that we plan to put out on a non-regular basis. It explores Korsakow-Thinking.

The first issue is titled “Life According To Korsakow – Bilder und Realitäten” (This podcast is in German).


{ Florian | 01.12.15 }





2015-11 small world

Small World is runs again on modern computers!

Small World was first released in 1997 and became a classic digital narrative. In many ways it is the mother (or father?) of Korsakow. It uses many of the principles that were used in Korsakow, later. 54 little stories on what it is like to grow up in a small town. It features Schwandorf, a place in provincial Bavaria, where I happened to be born. (I was actually not really born in Schwandorf, but that is a whole other story).

Free download for PC or MAC in German or English, text translated by Liza Stewart and Douglas Heingartner with the voice of my brother Christof.

http://kleinewelt.com


{ Florian | 04.11.15 }





2015-09-18 Cluj Jim
At CLUJOTRONIC an Electro Arts and Games Festival in Cluj, Romania I had the pleasure to do a interactive show with my good friend Jim and his band Neoangin.
Sep. 18, 2015

 

2015-09-19 Cluj Talk
One day later I gave a talk about Korsakow at the same venue. There were actually people in the audience. The picture was taken before the talk.
Sep. 19, 2015


{ Florian | 15.10.15 }





2015-05-27 DocsBarcelona

Talk about Korsakow and its philosophy at DocsBarcelona 2015.

 


{ Florian | 30.05.15 }





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 }





Checkpoint Netzdoku is a regular meeting of makers of webdocs. I have the pleasure to introduce Korsakow there.

April, 23 19h at Betahaus Berlin-Kreuzberg.

More info


{ Florian | 16.04.15 }





2015-04-15 Dessau

April 15, 2015 – 17:00h – Hochschule Anhalt, Dessau

30 minutes GELD.GR and 30 minutes Korsakow. How should we tell stories?


{ Florian | 08.04.15 }






{ Florian | 17.03.15 }





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December 4, 2014

1-day-workshop for students at Universidade Lusófona, in Lisboa.


{ Florian | 05.12.14 }





Just returned from a short trip to Brighton. I was invited by Crossover Labs and Sheffield Doc/Fest to give a one-day Korsakow workshop at the Lighthouse. The Crossover Labs guys had the brilliant idea to do a series of workshops with the leading softwares for creating interactive films. I am happy to see Korsakow among these softwares, with its unique angle. Before explaining the software, I talked quite a bit about the philosophy behind Korsakow, in contrast to the hyper linear approach of story telling in linear film and the multi linear approach of most other nonlinear story telling softwares. I made use of the combined brain-power of the workshop’s participants to understand what a story is. For quite a while I am now struggling with the question if a Korsakow film is a “story” at all. The phenomenon of a Korsakow film is for sure a narration. But is it a story?

 


{ Florian | 01.12.14 }





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It was the second time that I was invited to deliver a TSCHK! TALK. TSCHK! TAKLS have a long tradition, they take place at a very secret bar at the heart of the center of the still cool Berlin. I was quite a bit nervous. For all of you, who have seen more than one of my talks, you might have noticed, that I always say the same. This time I wrote a completely new talk, with a lot of exciting new and complicated thoughts. Unfortunately I read it all from paper, because some of the thoughts were so new to me. It was a premiere and afterwards I had to a promise to my team of advisers, that I will never read a talk off paper again (at least outside of university).

Since then I gave that talk two more times and then off the top of my head and in English, and that was really fun! The 1st German version might have been a bit dry. But we fought that dryness at the end of the evening with Tequila.

The title of the talk: “Why we should stop telling stories”.

Nov. 27, 2014
La Lupita @ Kottbusser Tor

 


{ Florian | 29.11.14 }





2014_HSLU

November 11 – 14, 2014

Intensive 4-day Korsakow workshop for students at HSLU in Luzern. Very productive. Great school. Cool students. Results here.


{ Florian | 14.11.14 }





2014dox

 

Interactive documentary filmmaker Suvi Andrea Helminen spoke to the creators of two interactive storytelling tools (Florian Thalhofer and Hartmut Koenitz): how did they originate and will they inspire or reduce creativity in interactive storytelling? -> article


{ Florian | 22.10.14 }





I like it.


{ Florian | 11.06.14 }





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 }





 

Korsakow Workshop in Lüneburg

Florian Thalhofer leads a Korsakow-workshop at the Centre for Digital Cultures at Leuphana University Lüneburg.

May 1, 2014


{ Elissavet | 01.05.14 }





Florian is in Olomuc, a small town in Czech Republic to help filmmakers to develop their idea for a scientific documentary and give them more understanding for how narratives can be built for the internet. He tries to help to make the right decisions for the future.

The training program Camp 4 Science is a part of industry program of Academia Film Olomouc that currently ranks among top European festivals focusing on science documentaries.

 


{ Elissavet | 16.04.14 }





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GELD.GR and Forgotten Flags are shown at Georgia State University’s 2CI New Media Research Cluster – two Korsakow films by Berlin-based artist Florian Thalhofer at the 2014 Atlanta Film Festival’s SOUND + IMAGE event.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
at the Goat Farm Fine Arts Center


{ Florian | 15.04.14 }





As part of  the East Doc Platform by the Institute of Documentary Film Florian Thalhofer will give a talk about Korsakow.

First A, then B, then C. Florian Thalhofer does not believe in that any more. But why is this the dominant structure when it comes to story-telling? Because the most influential form of narration is the one of linear film, where one still-image is glued to the following one, just like in the times of celluloid. Thalhofer proves that there are different ways. For more than 15 years he has been doing research on an alternative system to build narration called: ‘Korsakow’.

Open for: EDP accreditation & One World accreditation
Where: Cervantes Institute, Cinema Hall

March 5th, 2014
19:00-20:00 | Lecture: KORSAKOW: OPEN SOURCE FOR NON-LINEAR FILMS|


{ Florian | 02.03.14 }





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After my gig at MIT at the end of 2013 I was asked for a couple (!) of interviews. After the interview about Planet Galata by Mine Gencel Bek, that was published in Turkish here comes the second interview, this time about Nonlinear Narration and Korsakow in general. Thanks to Jeffrey R. Young!

 


{ Florian | 05.02.14 }





PlanetGalata

Mine Gencel Bek met Florian in Boston and did an interview with him about Planet Galata. It was pubished on t24 in Turkish.


{ Florian | 17.12.13 }





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Photo by Giuliana Cucinelli

Dec 2nd + 3rd, 2013.
10am – 5pm

This is the last stop on Florian Thalhofer’s short Korsakow tour of North America.

Thanks to Myriam Rafla of the Korsakow-Institut for coordinating, and to all our hosts: Ben Miller at Georgia State, Brenda Longfellow at York University, and William Uricchio and Giuliana Cucinelli at MIT.


{ Florian | 02.12.13 }





As part of our ongoing Korsakow Workshop Series, Florian Thalhofer will be Presenting at York University, Nat Taylor Cinema Friday, Nov 22, 10-11:30 a.m. followed by a Korsakow WS from 12-4:00 p.m. in ACW 102. Many thanks to Brenda Longfellow and the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at York U!


{ Florian | 22.11.13 }





Florian Thalhofer will be giving a talk on his documentary work, interactive films, and database narratives at the the 2CI New and Emerging Media Group at Georgia State University, Tuesday, November 19 from 10-11 AM.

The presentation will be held in the Digital Arts and Entertainment Lab (DAEL) theater at One Park Place on the Georgia State campus. Additionally, he will be conducting a workshop on Korsakow and interactive filmmaking at GSU later that day, from 12-6. Many thanks to Ben Miller and his team!


{ Florian | 19.11.13 }





2013_11_Montreal

Socially Engaged Documentary and The Web
Panel at RIDM – Montreal International Documentary.

MODERATOR
Patricia Bergeron

GUESTS
Chris Dymond(Sheffield Crossover Labs), Remco Vlaanderen (Submarine), Philippe Lamarre (TOXA) and
Florian Thalhofer (Korsakow)

Monday November 18 th 2013/ 1pm/ Headquarters.Tickets here.


{ Florian | 18.11.13 }





© korsakow.tv | Project "The Money and the Greek" http://dgudg.de 2012

We’re delighted to report that GELD.GR – Money and the Greeks (2012) by Florian Thalhofer has been selected for this year’s Montreal International Documentary Festival (Recontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal, or RIDM). We are very happy that an other Korsakow-Film, Ceci N’est Pas Embres (2012) by Matt Soar, is also selected for the same festival.

 

Montreal International Documentary Festival
Montreal, Canada
Nov 13-24, 2013

 

Public screening
GELD.GR & Ceci N’est Pas Embres by Matt Soar
Sun. Nov. 17, 2013 at 5 pm tickets here.


{ Florian | 12.11.13 }





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2 Day-Korsakow-Workshop in Kassel at this year’s Kasseler Dokfest. More information in German: here.

Nov 13 and 14, 2013.

{ photo from the last Korsakow-Workshop in Rio }


{ Florian | 28.10.13 }





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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 }





Forgotten Flags

Forgotten Flags / Vergessene Fahnen will be shown in Berlin at Dabei sein ist alles? Partizipation zwischen Schein und Sein a venue of GIZ (German Society for International Cooperation). Forgotten Flags is a Korsakow-film by Florian Thalhofer, examining Germans and their relation to the flag. Filmed in the fall of 2006, half a year after the soccer world-cup in Germany changed the visibility of German flags in Germany for good.

August 31st, 2013

GIZ-Haus Berlin
Reichpietschufer 20
10785 Berlin


{ Florian | 20.08.13 }





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GELD.GR at Sheffield Doc/Fest. GELD.GR is nominated for the Innovation Award.
June 12 – 16, 2013

More info.


{ Florian | 10.06.13 }





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Prof. Heinz Emigholz is retiring as a professor at the University of the Arts, Berlin. We are very proud that for his final presentation he will do a Korsakow-Show, supported by the Korsakow-Institut.

The show will be in German. From the original invitation:

Wir möchten uns von unserem hochgeschätzten Kollegen, Filmemacher und Zeichner Heinz Emigholz am Mittwoch den 29. Mai um 19 Uhr in der Aula des Medienhauses der Universität der Künste Berlin verabschieden!

Im Rahmen der International_Flusser_Lectures wird Heinz Emigholz anlässlich der Herausgabe seiner Publikation “Zeichnung oder Film” einen Lichtbildervortrag halten.
Anschließend wird gedankt und gefeiert!

Mittwoch 29. Mai um 19:00 Uhr

Aula Medienhaus, Universität der Künste Berlin
10823 Berlin, Grunewaldstraße 2-5 (U7, M48, M85 Kleistpark)

Von Freitag 31. Mai bis Sonntag 02. Juni läuft ein umfangreiches Filmprogramm mit Filmen von Heinz Emigholz aus den Jahren 1972 bis 2011 in der Aula Medienhaus, UdK.


{ Florian | 29.05.13 }