Canalvideo, video, 1992, 60:00 min
This video by Fischli and Weiss is in fact a ready-made – a combination of existing footage of Zurich’s sewer pipes. Photographs of this humble origin undergo a transformation. With a little editing and placing them in the environment of authority of an artistic institution they are made to walk the fine line between the mundane and the sublime.
Peter Fischli was born in 1952, Switzerland.
David Weiss 1946–2012, Switzerland.