A Museum of Nothing(s)
by Boris Mitić (Serbia/Croatia/France, single-channel loop, 60’)
A selection of documentary footage of Nothing, shot by 62 cinematographers in 70 countries, for the feature-length documentary film In Praise of Nothing, directed by Boris Mitić and narrated by Iggy Pop. In this work-in-progress documentary parody, Nothing, tired of being misunderstood, runs away from home and comes to address us for the first and last time. Nothing’s narration, distilled from the most eclectic bibliography ever used in a documentary, is metaphorically illustrated by a unique documentary footage of Nothing.
The raw footage is hereby grouped by keywords, like in the film’s editing room. The keywords are lined up in alphabetical order, with a few examples per chapter:
DUTCH ANGLE NOTHINGS
OLD FOLK NOTHINGS
Written, edited & directed by Boris Mitić
Music by Pascal Comelade and The Tiger Lillies
Filmed by Sebastian Alfie, David Batty, Nedžad Begović, Attila Boa, Roman Bondarchuk, Dušan Brković, Alicia Cano, Rodolfo Castillo-Morales, Sorin Dragoi, Amlan Dutta, Aleksandr Elkan, Eleftherios Fylaktos, Eduard Georgadze, Michael Glawogger, Sinisa Glogoški, Ed Godsell, Marino Grgurev, Mohammed Hashem, Milos Jaćimović, Olivier Jourdain, Goran Jović, Jessica Kingdon, Justin Kramer, Niklas Kullstrom, Edmond Laccon, Branko Lazić, Vitaly Mansky, Zoran Marinović, Jovana Milanko, Boris Mitić, Chris Moon, Lucian Muntean, Chingiz Narynov, Boris Poljak, Maja Rašić, Ranajit Ray, Francesco Scarel, Eugen Schlegel, Rui Silveira, Aleksey Solodunov, Andrijana Stojković, Dmitriy Stoykov, Katia Suvorova, Oleksandr Techinski, Riho Vastrik, Ana Maria Vijdea, Anna Zaboeva and Teco Wong.
Produced by Boris Mitić, in co-production with Fabrizio Polpettini & Pierre Malachin.
With support from Film Center Serbia, Croatian Audiovisual Center, CNC Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée, Creative Europe TV Programming, IDFA Bertha Fund, Procirep-Angoa, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, MOMENTA Biennale de l’image and Faena Art.
In association with ARTE France – La Lucarne, RTS-SSR, SVT, YLE.
This version was commissionned by the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève for the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2016, in association with MOMENTA Biennale de l’Image 2017.
For the full feature-length version of the film, narrated in wall-to-wall rhymes by Iggy Pop, see www.nothing.exposed
© Dribbling Pictures / Anti-Absurd / La Bête