Rules to be Invented

Acrylic. 60 x 60 x 60 cm

Project 88, Mumbai (2010)

A chessboard that scales peaks. The pieces climb up and down a terrain as uneven as history. All chess pieces save the knight have been eliminated. Because there is no king left to checkmate, no queen to trap, or pawn to crawl across the board, the knights have mated and multiplied to take over one whole side of the game. Facing this band of knights is a line of six-sided die, waiting to be thrown. The knights’ calculated moves must try their luck against the winds of chance, but no one quite knows what is left to win or lose.