Der Lauf der Dinge
This summer, Kunsthal Charlottenborg screens the iconic art film Der Lauf der Dinge (1987, 30 min.) by the Swiss artist duo Fischli Weiss with enchanting sequences of everyday objects that together create absurd chain reactions of collisions and explosions.
The film presents sequences with objects such as tires, garbage bags, ladders, soup, oil drums, old shoes, water and gasoline that together create chains of motions. The course has an entertaining yet critical understanding of functionality, and the viewer feels captivated by the domino effect. The Guardian has described it as “post-apocalyptic”, because the objects fly, crash and are destroyed in a continuous flow. The film was created for documenta in 1987 and has received a number of awards at film festivals such as Berlin International Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival and others.
Der Lauf der Dinge is screened every half hour during opening hours in Charlottenborg Art Cinema.
Copyright: Peter Fishcli & David Weiss, Zürich 2018 / Courtesey Sprüth Magers; Natthew Marks Gallery, Galerie Eva Presenhuber.