The Chess
Society

A Bili Bidjocka project

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The Chess Society invites you to take part in a chess game opposing Kassel to Athens.


gameEach day you have the opportunity to influence one of the two team’s moves by making your voice heard on the chess board. Each 24h, the most played move will be counted.


chatIn order to influence the other participants, react in the discussions area.


archiveThe previous games' history is available at all times. For anything else, please refer to the official chess rules.

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            The Chess Society



            Bertrand, my brother and I, received, as a Christmas present, a chess game.

            The game looked like a checkers game…

            A priori the worse possible Christmas present. Which kid would like to receive this kind of present for Christmas?

            We did not know the rules and Bertrand and I had to invent them.

            For some years, we spent our boredom moments facing each other, trying to find a coherent way to transform this game into something amusing, since we did not know the exact rules.

            I remember that we tried for a while, often.

            Bertrand or I would propose: why don’t we play chess?

            This is how we would call that game of which we nevertheless invented rules.

            And we stopped playing. At least together.

            Bertrand was busy with other things.

            I don’t remember when I really played chess for the first time. I was already a chess player.

            Strangely, the rules that we thought we have invented with my brother were those that I discovered on chess tables.



            The game you are invited to play is constructed according to the same rules.



            This project is dedicated to Bertrand, my brother and my first chess partner.



            To you, infinitely.



            Bili Bidjocka

            Born in Douala Cameroun

            Lives and work in Paris

            www.ecritureinfinie.com

            Thanks to

            Adam Szymczyk, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Lucie Touya, Simon Njami, Susanne Junker, Liu Tao, Galerie MAM Douala, Julia Martha Mueller, Feodora Pallas, Lou Forster...


            Credits

            Documenta 14
            Fundaçao Sindika Dokolo
            L'Agence à Paris


            Théodore Famery & Louis Ziéglé - Alexandre Thomas, Julien Dufrène, Alexeïs Viscaino

            Thanks to

            Adam Szymczyk, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Lucie Touya, Simon Njami, Susanne Junker, Liu Tao, Galerie MAM Douala, Julia Martha Mueller, Feodora Pallas, Lou Forster...


            Credits

            Documenta 14
            Fundaçao Sindika Dokolo
            L'Agence à Paris


            Théodore Famery & Louis Ziéglé - Entreprise
            Alexandre Thomas, Julien Dufrène, Alexeïs Viscaino