• Le jeu du champ
Le jeu du champ, 2014
Concrete, paint andf 32 chairs
8 x 8 x 0.8 m (dimensions variable)

For the English landscape garden in Bex, Florian Graf created a piece in form of a gigantic chess board. Thus opposing the geometric form of the Baroque landscape garden to the English garden idea which is directly linked to the Enlightenment and its ideas about democracy. Consequently, the equalised or democratised game questions power structures and activates psychological moments of group organisation. Figur and player, game and ritual become identical. It seems that everybody has to define the rules and his role as king or pawn or just take a chair and make a move off the playground into the park.
Installation view Skulpurtriennale Bex & Arts, 2014
Fotos: 5, 6 David Gagnebin-de Bons