The Way Things Go (Film Still)

The Way Things Go

Peter Fischli and David Weiss

SaskTel Theatre

Saturday, February 15, 1 PM
Sunday, February 16, 1 PM
Monday, February 17, 1 PM

Presenting foreign, documentary, independent, classic, and award-winning family films throughout the year in the SaskTel Theatre. This series of Discovery Cinema features fun and experimental films by artists in The Sonnabend Collection.

Inside a warehouse, Swiss artists Peter Fischli (b. 1952) and David Weiss (1946—2012) built an enormous, precarious structure 100 feet long made out of common household items—tea kettles, tires, old shoes, balloons, wooden ramps, etc. Then, with fire, water, gravity and chemistry, they created a spectacular chain reaction, a self-destructing performance of physical interactions, chemical reactions, and precisely crafted chaos worthy of Rube Goldberg or Alfred Hitchcock. 

Called "the merry pranksters of contemporary art" (The New York Times), Fischli and Weiss collaborated for 33 years, drawing worldwide notoriety and praise for taking on big questions with humble materials and a tongue-in-cheek manner.

Entry to films is included with museum admission or membership.

The Way Things Go

Directed by Peter Fischli and David Weiss

1987, Switzerland, 30 mins, NR


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