Till Bödeker

selected works

you don't understand things. Rundgang Düsseldorf Kunstakademie 2019 


oil on canvas. 2018

till on chess. installation and video. Rundgang Kunstakademie Düsseldorf 2018

The work "Till on Chess" describes my relationship to art and chess in relation to Marcel Duchamp and at the same time comments on the topic. It is inspired by Duchamp's and John Cage's "Reunion", in which chess games were translated into pieces of music. The chess board I use comes from a Mephisto Modular Chess Computer, which can out read the position of the pieces via magnetic sensors. The position of the board is read out once per second and then transferred into music by chosing one specific sound per field that will be activated when a chess piece stands on it. Curious people may play chess with the work (what Duchamp probably would have done) or experiment with the setup (what John Cage probably would have done).

In the accompanying video I recreated a scene in which Marcel Duchamp talks about his relationship to chess. I reenacted it, only the original speaker's voice was retained. I completely share the content of his statements and this is an important conceptual part of this work.

oil on canvas. 2017

oil and spray paint on canvas. 2017

Till Bödeker
Born in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Lives and works in Düsseldorf.

Philosophy Literature, Heinrich-Heine-Universität.

Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Class Rita McBride.
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