La Mossa di Ettore

 

audio piece (20 min)

table-board  (white pencil and engraved gold leaf , 75x75x80 cm )

2014

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La Mossa di Ettore (2014) is a work realized in collaboration with the Italian Chess Federation and it has been produced by MAXXI for the show Open Museum Open City curated by Hou Hanru and made possible by the collaboration with MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, programma Artisti in Residenza.

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La Mossa di Ettore is a work inspired by Ettore Majorana (1906-1938?), a nuclear physicist and chess player, whose mysterious disappearance spawned a whole series of theories. A voice, broadcast into the museum galleries, talks about a chess game, played especially on 5 October 2014 at MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, by two great chess masters, Lexy Ortega (Camaguey, 1960) and Massimiliano Lucaroni (Latina, 1969). With them, the artist introduced a new chess move inspired by Majorana, who is said to have decided to pull out from a potentially disastrous situation after he became involved in the possible development of nuclear fission. The space also has a table-chessboard, with engraved squares in anticipation of the end of the game. 

 

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Special thanks to: Giulia Ferracci, Massimiliano Lucaroni, Luigi Maggi, Rossana Miele, Lexy Ortega, Fabrizio Sartori, Valentina Sansone, Lino Sinibaldi, Roberto Vetturi.