1 plus 1 plus 1 – sympathy for the Decay
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.