In September 2021, I officially embarked on my academic endeavor, joining as a research assistant in the SNF-funded “Interactive Narration” project at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Simultaneously, I began my journey as a PhD candidate at the University of West of England (UWE), engaging in a practice-based PhD program.

Below is a chronologically ordered list of my accomplishments throughout this journey. While comprehensive, it doesn’t encompass everything, such as my extensive reading, ongoing blog writing, and the numerous insightful discussions I’ve had – and continue to have – with experts in the field. The list starts with the most recent achievements.

Mobile Studies Congress 2023, Hangzhou, CN
paper presentation

The Korsakowian Approach – A Metamodern Method?

This talk explores the “korsakowian approach” in interactive documentary creation and its potential connection to metamodernism. It suggests that this approach encourages exploring ideas from multiple perspectives without forming fixed opinions, akin to scientific inquiry. The talk raises questions about the impact of using generative computer-based tools on thought processes, especially in the realm of social media. It raises the question how this approach might shape thinking in an ever-evolving digital landscape.

HSLU Retrait, Maderanertal, Silenen, CH

Korsakow Experiment II

The audience is invited to navigate through this presentation of smallest narrative units created by Florian Krautkrämer, Vanessa Zallot, Tobias Conradi, and myself using laser pointers. The presentation delves into key concepts of interactive documentary, featuring a blend of live spoken text and prepared videos. The Korsakow Experiment II draws inspiration from the Korsakow Word Experiment I, which took place in March of the same year in Lucerne.

Uni Hamburg, DE

Life according to Korsakow @ UH

Invited by Jasmin Kermanchi I give a talk highlighting the origins and objectives of Korsakow, with a particular focus on the production process of Planet Galata a film created in both linear and Korsakow formats for ARTE/ZDF.

2023-06 – ongoing
Collaborative Korsakow Project

AMP – Adrian Miles Project

Franziska Weidle conducted several hours of interviews with Adrian Miles, an Australian scholar who passed away in 2018, for her doctoral thesis. Adrian Miles was renowned for his significant contributions to digital media and documentary, and he had extensively engaged with Korsakow, often sharing his insights on it, including in his discussions with Franziska Weidle. Franziska and I started this collaborative project with Hannah Brasier and Kim Munro, both of whom completed their PhDs under Miles. The project aims to reinterpret Miles’ ideas through the medium of a Korsakow film. This project is currently in progress. The Korsakow film provided in the link below represents its present stage.

UWE, Bristol, UK

Progress Review (RD2)

The Progress Review is one of the milestones of my PhD research degree

From the UWE handbook:

  • To demonstrate that the postgraduate researcher (PGR) is continuing to make satisfactory progress with their project, and is on track to complete and submit their work for final assessment on time.
  • To provide formative feedback to the PGR to support ongoing progress, and identify and agree appropriate targets for the next stage of the project.

2023-05-01 to 2023-06-09
HSLU, Luzern, CH

Colabor 2023

In an intensive six-week module at HSLU, groups of students collaborated to create three long form Korsakow films, integrating a broad concept of documentary filmmaking with internet possibilities. They prioritized multiperspective approaches over individual authorship, acquiring technical skills and benefiting from a comprehensive introduction to theory and analysis. Instructors included experienced practitioners Carmen Losmann and Florian Thalhofer, known for their work in documentary and interactive film. These projects were part of a research effort in interactive documentary filmmaking, complementing their learning journey.

Lecturers: Florian Krautkrämer (module leader), Carmen Losmann, Florian Thalhofer, Vanessa Zallot, Tobias Conradi.

2023-05 to 2023-10
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, PT

Consulting for PhD project

Arianna Mencaroni is a PhD candidate at UT Austin/ Portugal CoLab and FCSH/Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Her doctoral project involves the creation of a Korsakow film. From May to October 2023, we held eight advisory sessions where I provided guidance on this project.

University of the Arts, Berlin, DE

Life According to Korsakow @ UdK

One-day workshop at the University of the Arts Berlin, during which I presented Korsakow, its philosophy, and its practical application. Together with the students we collaboratively created a Korsakow film.


What is a plant? – A ChatGPT experiment

If you want to understand the world (better), you can start anywhere. But where do I start? I look out of the window. Where the window is is not important, but cool fact, it’s on Crete. A plant in front of the window. You can start anywhere. What is a plant? I ask chatGTP. ChatGTP answers and I ask again. Twelve times. The result: a little Korsakow film.

Hochschule Offenburg, DE

Life according to Korsakow @ HS Offenburg

I have been invited by Daniel Fetzner to discuss the origins and objectives of Korsakow at Hochschule Offenburg.

2023-03-17 & 18
HSLU, Luzern, CH
lead conference organization

Doing Interactive Documentary Conference

The conference “Doing Interactive Documentary – Looking at a Relational Practice” explored the production of interactive documentaries, considering the interplay between artistic and technical aspects. Attendees discussed the impact of technological innovations on creativity and potential challenges.

The event also examined interactive documentation as a research tool, investigating the role of databases and online formats in academic research and how they disrupt conventional documentation practices.

Furthermore, the conference focused on user interfaces and the decision-making spaces within interactive documentaries. This aspect emphasized the importance of users, their anticipated modes of interaction, and the interplay between production and reception.

HSLU, Luzern, CH
conducting a Korsakow-Experiment

Korsakow Word Experiment

In my practice-based PhD research, I’m exploring how intensive engagement in generative documentary practices affects individuals’ thinking, perception, and their way of being in the world. This inquiry was sparked by my own experiences and conversations with fellow practitioners at various events over the years, although I acknowledge that my data may be limited and biased.

I’m particularly interested in a specific form of relational practice known as “computational relation” within the context of interactive documentary filmmaking. This involves a more open-ended exploration of connections and patterns, rather than conveying a predetermined message.

During the “Doing Interactive Documentary – A Relational Practice” conference in Lucerne on March 17th and 18th, which I organized, I conducted an experiment involving experienced practitioners in this field – Alisa Lebow, Franziska Weidle, and Mike Robbins, along with myself as the facilitator. We aimed to uncover whether years of intensive involvement in “Doing Interactive Documentary” had shaped their thinking, perception, and worldview. The audience primarily consisted of invited scholars and practitioners in the interactive documentary field.

RAI Film Festival, Bristol UK
panel participation

The Polyphonic Documentary Project and Speculative Futures: a generative discussion

This round table will consist of an interactive dialogue on speculative futures between members of the Polyphonic Documentary Project. It will focus on our use of co-creational and multimodal methods to help shift our minds towards decolonised and more-than-human worlding practices.

With Judith Aston, Franziska Weidle, Daniel Fetzner, Karen Boswall, Bharath Ananthanarayana & me.

Watershed, Bristol, UK

Public Spaces Workshop

Dr. Abby Tabor and Dr. Judith Aston hosted a workshop at Watershed, Bristol, which aimed to explore the relationships that citizens had with public spaces. Their specific focus was on delving into the diverse nature of these relationships and how they informed reciprocal planetary and human health.

The workshop revolved around the theme of knowledge sharing and how it could be translated into action where necessary. To achieve this, interactive documentary techniques and open-source software tools were employed to ensure the integration of multiple perspectives throughout the day.

Prior to the workshop, participants were asked to record, using their phones, an interaction they typically had with public space. These recordings could take the form of a still image, an audio recording, or a video clip with a maximum duration of 30 seconds. These recorded materials were turned into a Korsakow-film by Florian Thalhofer.

Polyphonic Documentary Project



PolyMeet is a Korsakow film based on the recording of a gathering of the Polyphonic Documentary group that took place virtually on Oct 27th, 2022. In this meeting the members of the group from places all around the world expressed their feelings and thoughts about the video-clips that were received from the members of that very same group. Many of the members of that group had never met each other in person, nevertheless they shared a common interest and that was: polyphonic documentary, and that is, as I would describe it, the fascination of looking at the same *thing* from multiple angles simultaneously. PolyMeet was orchestrated by Florian Thalhofer.

YouTube Explainer

What is Korsakow?

10-minute video explaining what Korsakow is and how the software works in practice.

HSLU, Luzern, CH

Once I invented something – A Talk about Afforances

In this talk I reflect about the affordances of computers in when used in conjunction with media, and discuss how Korsakow, the software I developed, was constructed based on these affordances.

Visible Evidence Conference, Gdanks, PL

The Magic Of Not Wanting (in Interactive Documentary)

In this talk I argue that what is special about what I have come to call the ‘Korsakowian approach’ is – being able to create films that have no specific intention or opinion. They are made in such a way that they allow the viewer to take in perspectives and recognise aspects that would have been more easily hidden from the viewer in more traditional film formats.

European Network for Cinema and Media Studies, Bucharest, RO

Objectivity and neutral perspective in Documentary Practices

As a former interactive documentary maker and current practice-based PhD student, I present my perspective on the evolving nature of documentary-making in the context of digital media, specifically YouTube. The talk contrasts traditional journalism’s approach to objectivity with emerging trends in YouTube and interactive documentaries.

In this talk I advocate for a shift from traditional objective journalism to a more nuanced, complex, and subjective approach to documentary-making, as exemplified by interactive media and platforms like YouTube. This approach, I argue, better represents the multifaceted nature of reality and fosters a more tolerant and understanding society.

2022-06-08 to 10
IFM Conference, Toronto, CA
two day-workshop
creating two Korsakow films

Us – A Korsakow Experiment

The workshop comprised two parts. In the initial session, attendees were encouraged to film anything they found significant in their surroundings. These recordings were then compiled to produce a collaborative Korsakow film.

We look at us. We put our attention at ourselves. We will do that in a very playful way, we will do that in a fun way. We play. This is a game. This is a game, and as all good games, this is also an experiment, and the goal it is, to identify our common feeling, or more specific the polyphony of feelings that sound together.

This experiment was an iteration of an experiment, that took place within an experiment that was done within the [polyphonic documentary project] convened by [Judith Aston] and [Stefano Odorico].

I-Docs Conference, Bristol, UK

Mono- and multi-perspectivity according to Jan

Sign for Mono- and Multiperspectivity (according to Jan)

As a newly minted practice-based PhD student and part of a research team at HSLU in Lucerne, I share my experiences transitioning from an artist to a scholar. Struggling with scholarly writing, I decide to share a fictional narrative about “Jan” to explore a concept I am grappling with.

I use Jan’s story as a metaphor to explore the complexities of perspective and communication, seeking insights from the audience on these concepts and their applicability in understanding and interacting with different types of thinkers.

2022-04-20 to 2021-06-07
HSLU, Luzern, CH


In this intensive seven-week module at HSLU, groups of students collaborated to create six long form Korsakow films, integrating a broad concept of documentary filmmaking with internet possibilities. They prioritized multiperspective approaches over individual authorship, acquiring technical skills and benefiting from a comprehensive introduction to theory and analysis. These projects were part of a research effort in interactive filmmaking, complementing their learning journey.

Lecturers: Florian Krautkrämer (module leader), Florian Thalhofer, Vanessa Zallot, Tobias Conradi.

Six Korsakow films were produced in this module:

UWE, Bristol, UK

Registration of the research project (RD1)

The RD1 is one of the milestones of my PhD research degree

From the UWE handbook:

  • To demonstrate that the project proposed by the Postgraduate Researcher (PGR), including the methodology that will be used, together with the research governance and supervision arrangements which are in place, are appropriate and viable for study at Doctoral/MPhil level;
  • To demonstrate that the PGR has a clear understanding of the scope of their responsibilities for the design and distinctive nature of their own research and its execution, and for their ongoing personal development as a researcher;
  • PGRs must gain RD1 approval from the Faculty Research Degrees Committee (FRDC) to be able to continue with their research degree.

Polyphonic Documentary Project, UK
Korsakow film


I provided guidance to the Polyphonic Documentary Project on the development of a collaborative Korsakow film. This film was to be crafted from video contributions made by 25 scholars and creators of interactive documentaries globally, including individuals from countries like India, Australia, Canada, the USA, Turkey, Malta, Germany, and the UK. We invited these participants to join in this collaborative effort by submitting 3-5 brief video clips, each describing their personal interpretation of polyphony.

Visible Evidence, Frankfurt am Main, DE
panel discussion

Interactive Documentary: Polyphony, Evolving Literacies and Database Aesthetics

This workshop was been designed to explore the evolving literacies of interactive documentaries (i-docs) and to ask what a polyphonic and multi-perspectival approach can offer to this ongoing discussion. I am part off the panel together with Judith Aston, Stefano Odorico, Franziska Weidle, Ersan Ocak and Kathleen M. Ryan

Digital Documentary Practice, Universität Bayreuth, DE

My Favorite Interactive Documentaries Are The Ones I Made Myself or In Search Of The Author

Anna Wiehl invited me to give a talk in the lectures series “Digital documentary practices – Topical paradigm shifts in negotiating ‚the Real‘” at the University of Bayreuth . I am honored and excited and created an almost brand-new talk looking at people thinking and breathing YouTube. How does the way YouTube changes the thinking of people ‚who take YouTube serious‘ compare to how Korsakow changed my thinking? I argue that there are many parallels.

2021-04-20 to 2021-06-11
HSLU, Luzern, CH


In this intensive eight-week module at HSLU, groups of students collaborated to create four long form Korsakow films, integrating a broad concept of documentary filmmaking with internet possibilities. They prioritized multiperspective approaches over individual authorship, acquiring technical skills and benefiting from a comprehensive introduction to theory and analysis. Instructors included experienced practitioners Carmen Losmann and Florian Thalhofer, known for their work in documentary and interactive film. These projects were part of a research effort in interactive documentary filmmaking, complementing their learning journey.

Lecturers: Florian Krautkrämer (module leader), Carmen Losmann, Florian Thalhofer, Tobias Conradi.

Four Korsakow films were produced in this module:

{ Florian | 15.01.24 }

Codonaut – ein neuer Korsakow-Film über AI

AI, KI, Künstlichen Intelligenz ist ein Thema, das unsere Zukunft prägen wird. Wir haben uns aufgemacht, um mit Menschen zu sprechen, die direkt mit KI in Berührung sind. Sie vertreten jeweils ihre eigene Sichtweise auf das Thema – vom philosophischen Ansatz des Richard David Precht über den Geschäftsführer einer Roboterfirma, der mit künstlicher Intelligenz die Rentenlücke schließen will, bis zur Chief Compliance Officer der Telekom, die ihrem Unternehmen als eines der ersten überhaupt ethische Richtlinien für künstliche Intelligenz gegeben hat.

Vor einigen Monaten haben wir – der Medienkünstler Florian Thalhofer, der Filmemacher Felix Pauschinger, der Journalist Stefan Westphal und der Komponist Monty Ryan – dieses Non-Profit-Projekt begonnen. Unser Ziel ist es, eine digitale Darstellungsform für journalistische oder dokumentarische Inhalte zu entwickeln, die es den Nutzern ermöglicht, sich auf eigenem Weg komplexe Inhalte zu erschließen, zu verstehen, und damit zur Grundlage des eigenen Denkens zu machen. Food for the brain.

Herausgekommen ist das Konzept der Neural Network Narrative – eine Darstellungsform, die ein Thema in viele kleine Einzelteile (Neuronen) zerlegt, und diese wiederum wie ein neuronales Netzwerk kontextabhängig miteinander verbindet.


Wie es funktioniert, wie es sich anfühlt, und warum wir glauben, dass digitaler Journalismus neue Darstellungsformen wie die der Neural Network Narrative braucht, wollen wir bei der Release Party demonstrieren und diskutieren.

Codonaut Release – Party
5. April 2019
19.30 – 22.00 Uhr 
@Mindspace, Skalitzer Str. 104, 10997 Berlin

{ Florian | 26.03.19 }

I am guest via Skype @ Journalistischem Seminar @ Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, we discuss Forgotten Flags & Korsakow


{ Florian | 10.05.18 }

Workshop at TRT International Documentary Awards

more about this trip

{ Florian | 15.05.17 }

Istanbul University

more about this trip

{ Florian | 10.05.17 }

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

{ Florian | 03.02.17 }


COPY COPY CLUB in Mexico City

Goethe-Institut, Mexico City, Mexico

{ 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

{ 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:




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.

Siegfried Steinlechner

{ Elissavet | 09.12.15 }


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?


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.


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 }


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 }


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

May 10, 2013
11.00 hrs // Rotes Kino

{ Florian | 09.05.13 }


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

{ 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, 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!

{ Florian | 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
July 23rd
11:40 a.m.


{ Florian | 23.07.12 }

The Money and the Greek” is the latest project of, 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

Looking forward to see you there!


{ Florian | 17.07.12 }


“The Money and the Greek” is the latest project of, 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

{ Florian | 09.07.12 }

The Money and the Greek” is the latest project of, 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

{ Florian | 05.07.12 }

The Money and the Greek” is the latest project of, 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.
7, Pydnas St.,


{ Florian | 21.06.12 }

“The Money and the Greek” is the latest project of, 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..

Schlesische Strasse 26, Berlin

{ Florian | 14.06.12 }

Help making this film!


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!


  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.


  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..

{ Florian | 05.06.12 }

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

May 23rd, 19:00 – 20:00 hrs

Schlesische Strasse 26
10997 Berlin

For more information please visit the filmArche website

{ Florian | 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.


{ Florian | 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

{ Florian | 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.}


{ Florian | 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.

{ Florian | 31.03.12 }

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

University of Applied Sciences

March 22nd, 14:00 – 16:00 hrs

{ Florian | 21.03.12 }

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


March 21st, 18:00 – 20:00 hrs

{ Florian | 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:

{ Florian | 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 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 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!

{ Florian | 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:

{ Florian | 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.


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:

{ Florian | 21.11.11 }