Material Balance

Performance (2012)

Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester

Duration: 02:30
Material Balance was commissioned by the Cornerhouse as part of the ‘Between’ program of performance art commissions.

The performance re-enacted game 3 of the 1972 world chess championship between American Bobby Fischer and Soviet Boris Spassky.
The performance was simultaneously recorded, relayed, and exhibited within the gallery space alongside the live action.

Performed by Jake, Dan, and Ben Morton, junior chess players and members of 3C’s chess club, and supported by the British Chess Federation and Grand Master Nigel Short.