Till on Chess is an installation that consists of a modified chess computer and a video. The computer generates sounds and noises – depending on the position of the pieces on the board – so that each time a game is played, a piece of music is generated live. This work represents a tribute to Marcel Duchamp, who gave up his position as an established artist for a career in chess. Duchamp and John Cage developed a similar installation.
The video is a reenactment of an excerpt from the 1963 documentary Marcel Duchamp: A Game of Chess, retaining the original sound.