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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 348 UNEXPECTED ART FORMS

The Videos of Fischli and Weiss

MARVELOUS CONTRAPTIONS AND WOODLAND CREATURES

 

Peter Fischli and David Weiss’s 1987 video The Way Things Go begins, unceremoniously, with a close-up shot of a trash bag dangling from the ceiling. Thus begins a chain reaction of collisions, explosions, wind, water, and fire that lasts for 30 minutes.

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This modern-day Rube Goldberg contraption drifts in and out of moods, from the calculated to the chaotic. When a rickety wooden structure completely collapses, apparently by accident, ...

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