Hulachess - Jennifer Shahade
My work on the book inspired the plot of Hulachess. The moves from Hulachess are based on a Duchamp game against the Romanian master Davidescu. Although Duchamp lost that game, an improvement in a key variation would have led to the perpetual check portrayed in the video. Hulachess was among 125 videos, shortlisted from over 23,000 for the first Guggenheim/Youtube biennial in 2010.
Hulachess (2009) (04:59)
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Playing Duchamp by Scott Kildall
with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts
I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists. - Marcel Duchamp
Marcel Duchamp is widely recognized for his contribution to conceptual art, but his lifelong obsession was the game of chess, in which he achieved the rank of Master. Working with the records of his chess matches, Kildall has created a computer program to play chess as if it were Marcel Duchamp. In a series of open challenges, he invites all artists, both skilled and unskilled at this classic game, to play against a Duchampian ghost.
Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess