ASPHALTO – AN ARIA FOR 13 DEMOLITION DERBY CARS, GIRLS & GAS STATIONS
Written & directed by ILPPO POHJOLA
Monoloque by HARRY GAMBOA, JR
Performed by IRINA BJÖRKLUND
ASSPHALTO ANTHEMS – the complete soundtrack and monologue performance of the film re-worked by Finnish contemporary producers, musicians and sound designers.
ASPHALTO is an urban aria about cars, girls and gas stations.
Asphalto – An Aria for 13 Demolition Derby Cars, Girls & Gas Stations is a concept-based film. Its keywords are: deconstruction, demolition, destruction. It aims to deconstruct classical film narrative techniques while describing, by means of demolition and destruction, the difficulty of communication, encounter, and relationship.
Asphalto – An Aria for 13 Demolition Derby Cars, Girls & Gas Stations describes the relationship between a man and a woman by means of metaphor and visual symbols related to asphalt, service stations, and automotive sports. It aims to achieve a unified formal language, created gradually by an expanding wall of sound, collage-like superimpositions, the fictional demolition derby sequences and the experimental documentation of thirteen Finnish service stations twice, with a thirteen-year interval.
Asphalto – An Aria for 13 Demolition Derby Cars, Girls & Gas Stations is a conceptual narrative with documentary material.
Artist are unnamed, tracks untitled and the whole set still unsequenced but –now!– it’s time to move your ass to the official sneak preview of ASS-PHALTO ANTHEMS!