The World is Flat, 2014
powder coated steel, marker, readymade chess pieces, magnets.
Rather than perform an elaborate game of the Emperor’s New Clothes with the chess pieces as most ‘designed’ chess sets have, The World is Flat takes on the territory of play as a previously overlooked ground for exploration. By changing the shape of the game board from a field / plane to a sphere and adapting the grid to maintain the traditional number of spaces, the basic rules of play hold but the game is fundamentally altered by the new space which it occupies.
Exhibited as part of the show CHESS, at Jai & Jai Gallery, Los Angeles.