Iggy Pop has narrated an avant-garde film entitled In Praise Of Nothing, which he plays ‘The Voice of Nothing.’
Described as “a satirical documentary”, the film – which is out now – explores what the concept of ‘Nothing’ would say to humans if it could speak. As ‘The Voice of ‘Nothing’, Iggy narrates throughout.
In a post on Twitter, Iggy explained: “Iggy is the Voice of Nothing in a spectacular documentary satire about what Nothing would tell us, if it could speak. Now available in 35 languages, incl. Esperanto & Latin.”
Described as “a whistleblowing documentary parody,” the 78-minute In Praise Of Nothing – which took almost ten years to make – is entirely composed of fixed shots filmed by 68 film-makers in over 70 countries.
Iggy Pop can be heard throughout narrating over the shots as ‘Nothing’, commenting on what the concept observes – speaking in rhyme throughout. You can check out the film’s official trailer below.
Elsewhere in Iggy Pop news, it was revealed that the iconic singer would be one of the artists taking part in this year’s Record Store Day, releasing ‘The Villagers’/ ‘Pain & Suffering’ on 7″ vinyl.
The artist, who also celebrates his birthday on Record Store Day this year, said: “In my life, music has been a balm for loneliness. It was in the cheap ass little record store that I found a way to connect with other people. I was 18. It was a theatre, a glimpse at the world of commerce, and a cultural library; and my experiences as a teenage clerk were full of humour, and curiously warm.
“The modern approach, which is fine, still needs nourishment from this template. Everywhere on earth I go, there are freaks minding a record store. It’s a good hang – daylight vs. dimly lit, clear eyed vs. stoned, and social vs. savage. So that’s why I like ’em.”
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