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_GELD.GR – Money and the Greeks

An interview-based investigation into how people in Greece reacted to economic downturn, where the final selected clips were chosen based on audience feedback.

2013 Florian Thalhofer
DE,EN,FR,GR Visit the project

How do people in Greece experience the economic downfall? What do they think led to the crisis? What are their hopes, how the country could change? It there are European responsibility for the problem? What is it, what makes Europe?

Florian Thalhofer, Author

This project started in late 2011, when Florian Thalhofer and his partner (now wife) Elissavet Aggou traveled through Greece to do interviews with people about how they were dealing with the economic situation. While on the road, they wrote a blog about their experiences.

They collected more than 30 hours of interviews. The material was translated and pre-edited into 203 clips with a duration of 4 1/2 hours in total. This material was then previewed in public viewings in Berlin and Athens, where people were invited to rate and comment on the material. The rating also took place on the internet, where people could rate and comment online.

There were three groups that participated in the previewing process: Greeks, Germans and Greeks living abroad. Some clips were very controversial among these groups.

The final selection of clips were the most “liked” by all groups or were the most controversial. When you watch GELD.GR a color-bar indicates how much a clip was liked or disliked by a certain group.

The selected material fed into three different formats:
– a Korsakow Film
– a multiple screen installation (first shown in Athens in July 2012)
– a series of Korsakow Shows, where an audience discusses the material together with experts.

This is not a puzzle to solve, there is no right order. There are just different ways to look at things.

Project at a Glance :

Language : DE,EN,FR,GR
Country : Germany
Year : 2013
Author : Florian Thalhofer
Producer : Goethe-Institut Athens,Korsakow Institut
Team : Elissavet Thalhofer,Fabian Pha,Florian Thalhofer,Lefteris Fylactos
Developers : Dave Reisch,Kaspar Metz,Moritz Metz
Designers : Elissavet Thalhofer,Fabian Pha,Florian Thalhofer,Lefteris Fylaktos
Budget Range : $120K
Funders AND Incubators : Goethe Institut - Athens
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