Rube Goldberg Contraption for Pyromaniacs.


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credit where credit is due and don't try this at home - but damn! These guys are patently ingenious!

My thanks to them for the entertainment!
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This video is currently showing in its full 30 min version at the Smithsonian Hirschhorn museum in Washington D.C. We saw it last Monday - it is just too cool!
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Credit Where It's Due: this is from a video that i think is entitled "how things work" or "how things go" by swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss. it's a shame this was posted without giving them credit. the full video is about 1/2 hour long and is really incredible as it's all one take. if you're in new york they have a show up now at Matthew Marks gallery upstairs on 24th street that has a ton of photos showing similar works from the same time perod. the photos show weird contraptions made from carrots, forks, bowling balls, tires, ladders etc. that are basically feats of balancing, i.e. these and similar everyday objects are balanced and levered and stuck into each other in ways that seem impossible and make you wonder how long it took to figure things like this out and how long they stayed together. also, it's pretty amazing to think that this is what someone does with their life. they also make great sculptures where they carve totally realistic objects like brooms, mops and whole constrution sites out of realistically painted foam and plaster. they are total badasses. the gallery's website might have images of the photos.
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