Lost Nation, January 1999

Johan Grimonprez

1999, 20:00 minutes, colour/B&W


The average American spends 5 years waiting in line,
2 years trying to reach people by telephone,
1 year searching for misplaced objects,
8 months opening junkmail,
and 6 months sitting at traffic lights

This video was inside a project of a library called LOST NATION which was commissioned and produced by Gojim 5.1 (Herman Asselberghs and Dieter Lesage) in collaboration with Ann Clicteur (set design), Johan Grimonprez (video) and Els Opsemer (graphic design). Further information concerning the library can be found at

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