E2-E4 is a catalogue of separate works varying from photographic studies to recorded performance. Here they are seen as black and white silver-gelatin prints - paired down to a reduced form, all having gone through several stages of reduction. hanging around repetition , motion, and entropy these works form a close record of thoughts on the parameters of my own life distilled to the black and white squares. One move after another - and in continuous circles.
The works are indexed on a chess board - as 32 pieces and 4 boards:
Pieces demand space for movement and conflict – standing alone, but as part of a wider game in which their finite but vast potentialities can almost be pre-determined but never played out. Their inevitable role is to conflict
Boards represent the vessel in which movement occurs, they are a container which sets the parameter of possibility. The board is the physics engine of the game, a physical distillation of sets of complex rules and possibilities. Their inevitable role is to invite and shape conflict
So you have a sender of action and a receiver of action, respectively demanding conflict and control.
[Shortlisted for the MACK First Book Award 2019]