13terStock (2005)

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Florian Thalhofer
Kolja Mensing
31 days in a  project
Korsakow film, blog, book, DE, EN
Arbeitnehmerkammer, Bremen

“Aren’t you scared?”

– that was one of the first questions Florian Thalhofer and Kolja Mensing were asked by a local journalist after they moved into Grohner Düne, a social housing complex at the edge of Bremen. Grohner Dühne has quite a reputation. Gang-crime, drugs, alcohol. Thalhofer and Meensing were invited to live there for one month, in an apartment on the 13th floor. They blogged about their experiences from the 13th floor and made interviews with some of their 1600 neighbors. It did not take long until Frau Witt baked Pizza for them and they were told the the rules of a classic street-fight, over a beer at “Skyline” the local bar. Not jet famous rapper Adel-Style composed a song foe 13terStock, you can listen to it here:

13terStock – Adel Style

The Korsakow-film “13terStock/13thFloor” was later published on DVD by Berlin based publishing house Verbrecher Verlag. With a bit of luck you still might still be able to find a copy on Ebay. You can also watch this Korsakow-Film online, of course.

 13thFloor/13terStock is the first collaborative project of Thalhofer and Mensing. Two years later they went to Bremen again, this time they spent 1 month in a shopping mall.

{Initiated by Peter Schenk, translation by Sophie Zeitz}