2013-08-14

World Chess

We live in a world increasingly difficult to understand, among other reasons, because the system itself generates mechanisms of concealment which hinder its understanding. Therefore, one of the main goals of a committed artistic practice is to unveil these mechanisms, to give visibility to what happens behind the scenes. And yet, the world continues to function more or less the same way always did, although now with a higher degree of complexity, that is to say, based on the struggle, the confrontation, the competition, the strategy. The chess is one of those games that, in the shape of an entertainment, of a duel of astuteness in the calm of the living rooms, symbolizes well how the world actually works. Our proposal is therefore to create a world chess which, based on the classic version of the board game, gives visibility to our contemporary world, showing its areas of power, the inequalities among the various zones, the ongoing strategies of domination.