Curated by Astria Suparak
For Pratt Film Series
@ Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
November 3, 1999

kinetics + chemistry + progress.

Swiss artists FISCHLI & WEISS create a domino effect from simple household objects a la Rube Goldberg. Also work by TERRY FOX, a member of the West Coast performance art, video and Conceptual Art movements of the 1960s and 70s; San Francisco’s MARK WILSON “does not so much analyze motion as isolate and imply it.” (-B. Frye); and learn “How To Build an Igloo” (in 10 minutes! 1943, National Film Board of Canada).


1. How To Build an Igloo, National Film Board of Canada, 1949, 16mm, 11 min.

2. Children’s Tapes, Terry Fox, 1974, video, 30 min.
Playful, quick things. Like naive science experiments a la elementary school. Kitchen utensils and water and the occasional victim fly.

3. Motion Studies, Mark Wilson, 1995, 16mm @ 18fps, 7 min.

4. The Way Things Go, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, 1987, 16mm, 30 min.