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 }





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 }





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 }





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 }





kleinewelt

Matt Soar, my friend and colleague, who is with me (and programmer Dave Reisch) on the Korsakow-Development-Team did an interview with me about [small world], my first nonlinear and interactive work, published in 1997. The interview was done for Nomorepotlucks, a canadian-based journal of art, politics and culture:

Langsamkeit: Telling Stories in a Small World


{ Florian | 02.03.11 }





Feb 12 – Apr 2, 2008

Florian Thalhofer: I-Story Box

Installation, Screenings and Lectures

17. – 28.2.08

N.Delhi: 17.-19.2.08
Bangalore: 21.-22.2.08
Kolkata: 24.-25.2.08
Mumbai: 27.-28.2.08
In a series of events, the German documentary filmmaker and media artist Florian Thalhofer will present a selection of his interactive films and will talk about his unique form of expression. His works are based on the principle that in reality things occur simultaneously rather than in succession.
Florian Thalhofer has invented the [Korsakow system] (korsakow.com/ksy), an easy-to-use editing software which allows you to publish interactive films on- and offline to suit his particular form of expression. He is the recipient of many awards such as the literatur digital award, the reddot design award, and the Werkleitz Award.

Some of his main projects are:

[13terShop] Florian Thalhofer and Kolja Mensing spent a month in a shopping mall in Bremen to explore life in a shopping heaven.

[LoveStoryProject] The LoveStoryProject is a an ongoing Korsakow film that started in Kairo in 2002 to understand how people perceive love in different parts of the world.

[Forgotten Flags] In this project Florian Thalhofer and Juliane Henrich have tried to explore the feelings of people in Germany about the German flag post-2006 World Cup.


{ Florian | 05.02.08 }