Things + physics | Fischli/Weiss's Der Lauf der Dinge

Raw and precise, here's an archived, live performance by a bunch of carefully chosen things, plus physics - Fischli/Weiss's 1989 Der Lauf der Dinge, or The State of Things (9:55)

I love the gritty greys of the concrete, metal and and sludgy chemicals.

I love the hisses, gurgles and clangs of the sound recording.

And I love how the objects behave like actors set in motion, destined to play their roles but capable at any moment, with a slip of chance and physics, of causing a completely different outcome.

Physics wins.

BOOM! Why is it satisfying like nothing else watching everyday things roll, crash, fly, spin and explode?

Something to do with order and chaos...