Workshop Archive

Seminar on Korsakow

19 December 2005

19 Dec 2005

Final presentations and screenings of databased films made during the workshop Interactive Film Lab at the Impakt Festival in Utrecht.


* , Florian Thalhofer and Kolja Mensing - interactive documentary 2004: What is Life like in the Ghetho? Florian Thalhofer and Kolja Mensing spent the whole of August 2004 in a social housing project in Bremen-Nord.

In cooperation with the Utrecht School of Arts and Impakt, Mediamatic organized a 5-day workshop on databased tagged film. In this workshop, 9 film-, tv-, radio-, new media makers and master students from all over Europe, created an interactive film with their own footage. The software used in the workshop is the ever evolving Korsakow system.

The participants of this workshop were invited to explore the notion of ‘ local truth’: market forces and political processes can less and less escape their global grids, and media are becoming more and more personal and intimate. Can we only look for truth and authenticity locally?

During this seminar Florian Thalhofer, maker of the Korsakow system, gives an introduction to the Korsakow system and present some of his own Korsakow projects. Klaas Kuitenbrouwer works at Mediamatic as an organiser and coach of the Mediamatic workshops. Kuitenbrouwer will discuss the different types of audiences for different media, different levels of interactivity, and the strengths of databased film.
In the second half of the seminar, some participants of the Interactive Film Lab @ Impakt show and discuss their workshopresults.


Utrecht School of Arts
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