E2-E4

 

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.