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Fischli and Weiss: The Way Things Go, CRATE, Margate

On Friday 6 April 2012, Crate Studio and Project Space will screen Fischli and Weiss's wonderful The Way Things Go with an introduction by One Work author Jeremy Millar.

The Way Things Go (Der Lauf der Dinge, 1987) features a series of chain reactions involving ordinary objects.  The film embodies many of the qualities that the work of Fischli and Weiss is known for: slapstick humour and profound insight; a forensic attention to detail; a sense of illusion and transformation; and a dynamic exchange between states of order and chaos. 

Copies of the Afterall One Work book Fischli and Weiss: The Way Things Go by Jeremy Millar will be available on the night.

For further details, please visit the CRATE website.

Lucy Reynolds on Lis Rhodes the urgent rhythms of her collaged imagery, oscillating between stillness and movement, emerging out of photographic document, and merging into abstraction and a flow of letters, numbers, statistics, could it not be said that a more fitting film form has been found for the desperate and pervasive politics of our age?

In 'Grammars of Looking and Grammars of Language' Lucy Reynolds reflects on film-maker Lis Rhodes's convergences and overlappings of sound and image, text and voice, in her recent exhibition at the ICA, London. Visit Afterall Online to read this and other specially commissioned content.

Image: Lis Rhodes, Whitehall, 2012, DV, 11min. Courtesy the artist and ICA, London

The Changing Times: Cevdet Erek and Hannah Weinberger

Walking through the galleries of the Kunsthalle Basel recently, I felt strangely as if I were crossing the dateline. There were two exhibitions, which at first glance seem so similar that one could think of them as one landscape. But with attention, they proved distinct, if not contradictory…

Visit Afterall Online to read more about the generational shift that Monika Szewczyk has identified - towards technological means and historical consciousness.

Hannah Weinberger, When You Leave, Walk Out Backwards, So I'll Think You're Walking In, 2012, 3x Ultrasound audiobeams, Installation View, Kunsthalle Basel. Photograph: Gunnar Meier. Courtesy the artist

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