Art: The way things go

image Art Logo smallOne of the best known pieces of contemporary Swiss art or better the objects used to make the Art Film “The way things go” (Der Lauf der Dinge) by Peter Fischli and David Weiss is up for sale at Christie’s Zurich.

It’s a good reminder to watch this master piece again that has been copied or ideas used from it quite a few times, most prominently within Honda’s outstanding Cog commercial.

There is a trailer online (link below) and a DVD with the film is available in the U.S. and Europe from various sources. If you search a bit on the net you might find a few further extracts online as well.

“…THE WAY THINGS GO – without narration or interviews – simply records the self-destructing performance of Fischli’s and Weiss’ most ambitious construction: 100 feet of physical interactions, chemical reactions, and precisely crafted chaos worthy of Rube Goldberg or Alfred Hitchcock…”


More information:
Official movie site
Wikipedia on The Way Things Go (link to trailer)
Google search

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