A Knight’s Walk

A Knight’s Walk | 2014 | PXL2000 / VHS / FlipCam / Computer Animation -> DV | 11:48


A knight traverses the chessboard, as a bored radical (Chance Taylor) traverses a Winnipeg supermarket by chance .

Consider Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck) from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off stuck in the space between point and pixel. Video art in the expanded field.

The Klein Bottle, a 4D object rendered in 3D reduced to 2D. A spatial analysis of a non-orientable surface with no boundary, a space potentially like our own.

Critical Discourse

“Also enjoyable was Enns’ A Knight’s Walk whose centrepiece sequence of a mildly-disruptive rebel’s supermarket dérive is re-contextualized by footage of a chess piece’s moves around a board and a video game being played out. Are autonomy and determinism just different sides of the möbius strip? – MFS “Review: Images 2015,” Mechanical Forest Sound (April 9, 2015).


May 3, 2015. Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

April 10, 2015. Under the Influence of Anxiety, Images Festival, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Paulette Phillips and Robert Lee.

February 15 & 20, 2015. Parameter of a Day, Boundary of a Mind, Moving, Kyoto, Japan. Curated by Tomonari Nishikawa.

January 29, 2015. Onion City, Chicago, Illinois. Organized by Patrick Friel.

October 18, 2104. Moving Along a Line, Yesterday and Tomorrow, Transient Visions, Spool Mfg., Johnson City, New York. Curated by Tomonari Nishikawa.

September 24, 2014. Astral Projections, WNDX Festival of Moving Image, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

May 22, 2014. “A Knight’s Walk (and other speculative events).” Screen Off, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, Washington. Curated by Vera Petukhova.