︎︎︎ROMANTIC HOT CHESS The board is composed of a grid of 64 sharp nails and the chess pieces are made of 32 white wax candles. There is no difference between the opponents. Both armies play with the same color pieces. Hot Chess is made to be played only once. Opposite armies melt into each other, switch camps, and eventually burn out. Winning doesn’t matter. What matters is the shared moment between two people. Two people engaging in an ephemeral and unrecorded exchange.

1 Find a partner
2 Get matches
3 Light all the pieces
4 Pick a side
5 Lost pieces are blown
6 Play until all flames are out
7 Melted pieces disappear
8 Dim the lights if you want