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1 plus 1 plus 1 – sympathy for the Decay

2012
60 min
2K DCP / 1:1,85 / Audio 5.1

1 Plus 1 Plus 1 – Sympathy for the Decay is an abstract expressionist film in three episodes about the consequences of moral choices. Using three different documentary formats, it explores the disappearance of man-made materials into nature, pollution-related changes in micro-organisms, and tests performed on human cadavers. Each autonomous episode has its own distinct theme and form, yet together they built up into one conceptual, contextual, cinematic unity.

1 Plus 1 Plus 1 – Sympathy for the Decay explores the manipulation of reality-based content and documentary material by adapting the conventions of experimental film and repetition in minimalist music to stretch the limits of narrativity and representation.

1 Plus 1 Plus 1 – Sympathy for the Decay is an audio-visual vanitas –the mother of all Gesamtkunstwerks.
 

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Making of 1+1+1

Animated, written & directed by
ILPPO POHJOLA
Rostrum cinematography
SEPPO RINTASALO + ANTTI RUUSUVUORI
Interview cinematography
ARTO KAIVANTO
Film editing HEIKKI KOTSALO
Sound design JIM MCKEE
Add.sound design PEKKA LAPPI
Negative scanning + color grading
PASI MÄKELÄ
Re-recording mixer PETER NORDSTRÖM
DCP TOMMI GRÖHN
Music by ELLIOTT SHARP
Add.music WIESLAW POGORZELSKI & LAURIE AMAT
Production support ARTS COUNCIL OF FINLAND, AVEK, CITY OF HELSINKI, FINNISH CULTURAL FUND, FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION, HELANDER FOUNDATION, KORDELIN FOUNDATION
In co-operation with YLE/TV1
Producer ILPPO POHJOLA / CRYSTAL EYE