The booklet Ordnung und Reinlichkeit (Order and Cleanliness, 1981) by Peter Fischli und David Weiss accompanied the Rat and Bear films and is crammed with charts and diagrams, each attempting to impose a crazed order on the world. more
The original booklet was a self produced booklet, comprising a set of 15 photocopies on sale following the first showing of The Least Resistance at a late-night screening in Zurich. Peter Fischli (1952) and David Weiss (1946–2012) began their 33-year collaboration in 1979. Resisting any specific style, medium, or material, their work explores the poetics of banality – the sublimity of the objects and events constituting everyday life. Indebted to Dada, Surrealism, Pop Art, and Conceptual Art, their photographs, videos, slide projections, films, books, sculptures, and multimedia installations rely on keen observation and uncanny wit.