Sound, vibration, light, touch, it asks for attention, it gets our attention.
Checkmate is a deconstruction of the experience of the phone. An object that we turned into something that is almost alive, it provides us with information, it makes it possible to be in contact with the world around as 24/7, it became a part of us and changed the value of time and space.
We live in symbioses with a non-living organism. An organism that we can fully control, we can give it new features, new shapes, a new color… by creating this organism, we put ourselves in the position of checkmate, we are not killed by this non-living organism but we cannot live without any more, so it wins.

Anna Carpaij

Do not touch
Never touch
No touching
Not to touch
Not touching
Cannot touch
Do not attain
Do not hit
Do not infringe
Do not play
Keep-away
Do not reach
Fail to address
Avoid
Stay back
Keep off
Leave-alone
Nose out
Wait and see
Get your hand off
Keep your distance
Get your hands off
Do not take
Never take
It missed
Keep your hands
Lay off
Fuck off
Left untouched
Never mess

But doesn’t everyone want to be touched?

selfportrait: two faced

selfportrait: two faced

selfportrait: two faced

falling heads

falling heads

falling heads

checkmate

checkmate

checkmate

continues intake

continues intake