Thursday, June 23, 2011
Fischli and Weiss spread their influence to rock and advertising.
For their work, they make use of a large bandwidth of artistic forms of expression: film and photography, art books, sculptures made out of different materials, and multimedia installations. They adapt objects and situations from everyday life and place them into an artistic context—often using humor and irony.*
This is three minutes from the mesmerizing 30-minute film made by Fischli and Weiss in 1987, "Der Lauf der Dinge (the way things go):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXrRC3pfLnE
(The 30-minute film is on Netflix.)
And in 2011, NTT Doomo, a Japanese cellphone service provider, with this exquisite contraption promoting a wooden cell phone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArLiKPFsFoU
According to a comment on the Youtube site, it took fifty-three attempts to get it right. I wonder what the stats are on OK Go?