Chinese Chess 2000 | Out of The Blue Gallery, New Street, Edinburgh. A tactile wall based installation exhibited as part of the NlightN exhibition.

"The appearance of the boxes makes them look almost iconographic, like little semi-transparent coffins or religious figurines in reverse. There are also sexual connotations relating to orifices and latex rubber. Many people were embarrassed or found it dificult to be able to play with the work openly. People were either reluctant to touch them or found it very difficult to accept the fact that they could, in the setting of a gallery, touch them.

© Catherine Watling 2006