Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Way Things Go (Der Lauf der Dinge)..

I was reminded of this most awesome art film the other day during a trip to PS1. From Wiki:

The Way Things Go (GermanDer Lauf der Dinge) is a 1987 art film by the Swiss artist duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss. It documents a long causal chain assembled of everyday objects, resembling a Rube Goldberg machine.
The machine is in a warehouse, about 100 feet long, and incorporates materials such as tires, trash bags, ladders, soap, oil drums, and gasoline. Fire and pyrotechnics are used as chemical triggers. The film is nearly 29 minutes, 45 seconds long, but some of that is waiting for something to burn, or slowly slide down a ramp.

I first saw it while in college when a teacher was giving us an overview on early video art. I guarantee that taking 30 min out of your day to watch it will be well worth your time. TRUST ME..

The Way Things Go from Jay on Vimeo.

I showed that shit to my Nephew when he was like 6 and he couldn't take his eyes off it. Watching his reactions were also gold so be sure to check it out and show it to your friends :-)


1 comment:

mrbardolph said...

I show this to my class every year. It is excellent.