Pyramid by Thomas Pearson

A new version of the ancient game of Nine Men’s Morris. The board is a floor plan of a building from the 1499 text Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (the Dream of Poliphilus); the counters feature lines of poetry describing rooms from my own imagination. The layout and character of the building are continually reconfigured as the game progresses. Exhibited at the National Poetry Library (Royal Festival Hall, London) and the Belfast Book Festival 2023.