Friday, February 13, 2015

Rock on Top of Another Rock by Peter Fischli and David Weiss

A few nice image gallery images I found:


Rock on Top of Another Rock by Peter Fischli and David Weiss
image gallery
Image by Dominic's pics
Part of a short Set / Slideshow of images of Rock on Top of Another Rock by Peter Fischli and David Weiss at the Serpentine Gallery, London.

Noregians put rocks on top of other rocks to mark their way - a bit like leaving a breadcrumb trail.

"In Norway and here, to put one rock on top of another rock in the wilderness is the first thing you do if you want to make a mark. When you walk and you want to find your way back... you make this mark. It is a very archaic, simple thing, but it is referencing the [Robert] Venturi duck. We wanted to make something that forces you to stop your car and get out to take a photograph." - Peter Fischli

More detailed Artists' Statement / Description here...

There also is a companion piece in the Norwegian wilderness...

Fischli / Weiss Rock Images [flickr Image Search]
Fischli / Weiss Rock Images [Google Image Search]
Rock on Top of Another Rock [Serpentine Gallery]
Rock on Top of Another Rock [Serpentine Gallery press images and text]
Peter Fischli and David Weiss [Wikipedia]
David Weiss Obituary Died 27th April 2012 [The Guardian]


Rock on Top of Another Rock by Peter Fischli and David Weiss
image gallery
Image by Dominic's pics
Part of a short Set / Slideshow of images of Rock on Top of Another Rock by Peter Fischli and David Weiss at the Serpentine Gallery, London.

Noregians put rocks on top of other rocks to mark their way - a bit like leaving a breadcrumb trail.

"In Norway and here, to put one rock on top of another rock in the wilderness is the first thing you do if you want to make a mark. When you walk and you want to find your way back... you make this mark. It is a very archaic, simple thing, but it is referencing the [Robert] Venturi duck. We wanted to make something that forces you to stop your car and get out to take a photograph." - Peter Fischli

More detailed Artists' Statement / Description here...

There also is a companion piece in the Norwegian wilderness...

Fischli / Weiss Rock Images [flickr Image Search]
Fischli / Weiss Rock Images [Google Image Search]
Rock on Top of Another Rock [Serpentine Gallery]
Rock on Top of Another Rock [Serpentine Gallery press images and text]
Peter Fischli and David Weiss [Wikipedia]
David Weiss Obituary Died 27th April 2012 [The Guardian]