Positive/negative/chess is a vertical chessboard inspired by the artwork of Robert Irwin.
“The mind informs the senses every bit as much as the senses inform the mind.”
Irwin’s art is defined by using the simplest transformation to create a subtle yet powerful realization of visual perception.
By tranforming the perceptions of how chess is played, the vertical chessboard makes the mind redefine the hierarchy of the pieces and their movement. The game is the same – our minds just haven’t played it yet.