Featuring work by Aideen Barry, Hannah Fitz, Atsushi Kaga, Nevan Lahart, Maggie Madden, Jonathan Mayhew, Caroline McCarthy, Isabel Nolan and Liam O’Callaghan.
The Butler Gallery, in association with Kilkenny Arts Festival, presents the influential film The Way Things Go, 1987, by world-renowned Swiss artists Peter Fischli (b.1952) and David Weiss (1946-2012). In this thirty-minute film, household and industrial objects are sent in what seems to be an unstoppable chain of motion, both simple and complex. This film has had a huge influence on a generation of artists and delights audiences worldwide.
In honour of the 30th anniversary of the making of The Way Things Go, a group of artists has been commissioned to make a new work in homage to this important film. Also included is work by artists who have a particular sympathy with, or relationship to, The Way Things Go. All of these artists have acknowledged the importance and influence of the work of Fischli and Weiss on their individual art practice, and have created works in a variety of media that pays tribute to one of the truly inventive and memorable works of art produced in the late-twentieth century.