The Way Things Go
December 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021Media Arts Gallery
In a warehouse, artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss build a structure made from common household items. The film enlists an assortment of objects, including tires and chairs, as components in a domino-like chain reaction. Then, using fire, water, gravity, and chemistry, they create a self-destructing performance of precisely crafted chaos.
The film’s humor lies in the deliberate misuse of these objects, as they are co-opted into performing roles outside their normal function, reminiscent of silent films. In the film, the actors are steaming kettles mounted on roller skates, rickety stepladders, buckets, bottles, and planks.View More