Zugzwang (German for “compulsion to move”) is a situation found usually in chess, but also in various other games, where one player is put at a disadvantage because he has to make a move when he would prefer to pass and make no move. The fact that the player must make a move means that his position will be significantly weaker than the hypothetical one in which it was his opponent’s turn to move.
Concept and performance: Jean-Lorin Sterian
With the participation of: Eduard Gabia – tobe/ piese albe / drums/ white pieces
Premiere: October 12, 2012 at WASP Bucharest (RO)