Making Things Go / Sketch / The Way Things Go, 2007 - Peter Fischli and David Weiss
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About Making Things Go / Sketch / The Way Things Go
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About Peter Fischli and David Weiss
Equilibrium served as the inspiration for what is perhaps their best-known work: the 1987 film The Way Things Go, which premiered at Documenta 8 in 1987. For the half-hour-long film, Fischli and Weiss assembled a Rube Goldberg machine in an empty warehouse, creating a sequence of chain reactions from ordinary objects assembled into elaborate configurations. While their projects have taken various forms, an interest in the inherent humor of the everyday has remained constant throughout their career.
Among the most critically acclaimed artists currently working in Europe, Fischli and Weiss have been the subject of numerous international exhibitions, including a major retrospective, Flowers and Questions: A Retrospective, that opened at Tate Modern in 2006. They represented Switzerland at the Venice Biennale in 1995, and were included such Biennale exhibitions as Utopia Station in 2003 (curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Molly Nesbit, and Rirkrit Tiravanija) and ILLUMINations in 2011, curated by Bice Curiger. In 2003, the pair won the Biennale's prestigious Golden Lion award for their installation Questions, a slideshow depicting hundreds of handwritten questions, ranging from the mundane to the existential. Read Less
Making Things Go / Sketch / The Way Things Go, 2007
Description3 DVDs in an embossed cardboard box.
DimensionsMaking Things Go plays for 71 min 27 sec. Sketch plays for 1 min 52 sec. The Way Things Go plays for 29 min 57 sec.
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