I want to play a game


Wood, Paper Mash, Text, 200 x 150 x 70 cm

Due to China's leadership change in 2013, many people started to describe the political leader as a chess player who plays the chess game with other countries' leaders. 'I want to play a game' appears as the chess game that combines Western chess and Chinese chess. The chess pieces are made by paper mashing of daily newspaper. On one hand, there is no winner or loser in the game, because Western chess pieces stay in squares while Chinese chess pieces stand on nodes, which means they will never meet each other. They also operate under different rules. On the other hand, there is an additional rule hidden inside the mechanical lockers under both seats. If the participant finds out about the secret, the game could become more 'playful' and competitive.