The Way Things Go

The Way Things Go (1987)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 1987-01-01
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 22 ratings
  • Runtime: 0h 30min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Country: Switzerland
  • Directors: Peter Fischli, David Weiss.
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Artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss create the ultimate Rube Goldberg machine. The pair used found objects to construct a complex, interdependent contraption in an empty warehouse. When set in motion, a domino-like chain reaction ripples through the complex of imaginative devices. Fire, water, the laws of gravity, and chemistry determine the life-cycle of the objects. The process reveals a story concerning cause and effect, mechanism and art, and improbability and precision, in an extended science project that will mesmerize the mind.

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