By basing them on their appearance, the often poetic titles, such as Ehre, Mut und Zuversicht (Honour, Courage and Confidence), given to these constructions accentuate the wonder and amusement of an action which appears useless. Falling more within the ephemeral, the construction and deconstruction of these precarious inventions stimulate the imagination by playing anew with a surrealist tradition.
The research into the ordinary object and the insignificant, in which the Equilibres series fits, led the two artists to produce the experimental film Der Lauf der Dinge (The Way Things Go) in 1987. The film is thirty minutes long, during which a multitude of events unfolding in a domino effect, the result of an explosion or of the tipping of one object onto another, disturbs the apparent chaos to transform it into a series of unexpected coincidences, nevertheless orchestrated according to a meticulous preparation. Like the culmination of their balancing sculptures, the film divulges what happens at the moment when everything collapses, when these reworked objects free themselves totally from their original purpose. In their artistic approach, the Zurich-based duo reveal in particular the absurdity of wanting to continually find meaning in art and fully integrate the dimension of pleasure and frivolity.