Material Balance

‘Material Balance’ was commissioned by the Cornerhouse as part of the ‘Between’ programme of performance art commissions. ‘Material Balance’ the performance re-enacted game 3 of the 1972 world chess championship between the American Bobby Fischer and Soviet Boris Spassky. The performance was simultaneously recorded, relayed and exhibited within the gallery space alongside the live action. Adkins worked with Jake, Dan and Ben Morton three local junior chess players on the recreation of this most famous chess match.