e.g.: “The Way Things Go”

Exhibition Website

May 3 2016 - Jan 7 2017

Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss collaborated for 33 years in the creation of art that demonstrates a deep interest in the mechanisms that animate the universe of objects. 

For this film, the artists used an empty warehouse to build an enormous, precarious structure out of common household items. Then, with fire, water, gravity and chemistry, they created a spectacular chain reaction, a self-destructing performance of physical interactions, chemical reactions, and carefully crafted chaos. 

Both humorous and mesmerizing, this film will capture the attention of audiences of all ages. Courtesy of Icarus Films.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

Whether you go or not, the 30 minute film The Way Things Go [Blu-ray + DVD] is available for home viewing!

  • Multi-media / Digital / Video
  • European
  • 20th Century
  • Peter Fischli
  • David Weiss

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