|Der Lauf der Dinge
The Way Things Go
CH 1987 30'
Peter Fischli, David Weiss
Region 0 PAL
inside a warehouse, artists peter fischli and david weiss build an enormous, precarious structure 100 feet long made out of common household items - tea kettles, tires, old shoes, balloons, wooden ramps, etc. then, with fire, water, gravity and chemistry, they create a spectacular chain reaction, a self-destructing performance of physical interactions, chemical reactions, and precisely crafted chaos worthy of rube goldberg or alfred hitchcock.
called "the merry pranksters of contemporary art" (new york times), peter fischli and david weiss have collaborated since 1979. the swiss artists, whose works are exhibited in galleries and museums all over the world, take on big questions with humble materials and a tongue-in-cheek manner.
"a rube goldberg drawing come to life. how did they do it?" - chicago tribune
"fascinating. comparable to no other film ever made." - riverfront times
"dazzling, amazing. downright hypnotic!" - time out new york
"an epic tour-de-force... a gleeful send-up of the laws of
thermodynamics... brilliant!" - art in america