Timur Novikov. Object Zero, directed by Alexander Shein, is dedicated to the artistic revolution of the 1980s. The film is built around an artist and a key figure of St. Petersburg underground, a friend and associate of Viktor Tsoi, Sergey Kuryokhin, Sergey Bugayev "Afrika", Georgy Guryanov and Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe — Timur Novikov.
In contrast to official Soviet art, Timur Novikov managed to organize his own artistic space. He created the New artists group, which included young musicians, artists, composers and directors. They were united by involvement with contemporary art, rock music, and absolute inner freedom. The works of the New artists group quickly became famous in Europe and US, and such people as Andy Warhol, John Cage and Robert Rauschenberg entered the circle of friends of Timur Novikov.
Rare archive materials and original filming were used in the movie, with participation of Viktor Tsoi, Sergey Kuryokhin, Sergey Bugayev "Afrika", Georgy Guryanov, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe and other contemporaries of Timur Novikov.