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Games

The Black-E has been exploring and creating games for over 40 years.  Staff and invited guests play them weekly.   They have been played in art colleges, schools, youth clubs, and art galleries.  They have been played indoors and outdoors.  They run across art forms.  Sometime the playing of the games is an end in itself.  Sometimes the games lead to the creation of visual works, music CDs, videos, poems, stories, and dances.

 

 

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A game in which groups of players are invited to enclose the greatest possible areas of land using as their boundaries lines of communication between all members of the group.
Archive Record Created : 17 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
The two groups of ten players have each been given two simple invitations.  First of all, they are invited to travel across the room as a group with (at most) fourteen feet touching the floor at any one time.  Then, after a pause, they are invited to travel back carrying a very long (but relatively light) cardboard tube and to do so without using their hands as they pick up, carry, or put down the tube.
Archive Record Created : 23 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
Some two dozen slim wooden sticks or rods, each one metre long, have been dropped into an interlocking heap on the ground.  
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
The obstacle course is contained between two white lines.  A blindfolded player within the white lines is being talked through the obstacle course by another player outside the white lines.  The journey to date has taken some twenty minutes and has been a feat of communication and concentration. 
Archive Record Created : 23 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
Working in small groups the players are invited to use photography to make a collage depicting an object and its reflection in water. The object chosen is to be depicted using photographic images of water while the object’s ’reflection' is to  be depicted in photographic images of the object itself.
Archive Record Created : 17 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
First Game The players are invited to create an image of an object using smaller images of different varieties of the same object. The Headwork (a head made up of pictures of heads) and its companion the Sheepwork (a sheep made up of pictures of sheep) are two examples of how this was carried out at the Blackie.
Archive Record Created : 18 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
The players are seated in a circle and are introducing themselves.  Each player is taking a turn to speak and talks for about a minute. 
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
  A large tree has been painted on the back wall of the room.  Lighting is low and players are lighting small candles (night lights), and carrying them carefully across the room and hanging them from a myriad of hanging points among the branches of the tree.
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
THE DIY OF ACCOMPLISHMENT GAMES
Archive Record Created : 30 Apr 2016 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
These games are based on two (and in some variations of these games on three) interlinking activities or tasks.
Archive Record Created : 30 Apr 2016 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
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Some two dozen slim wooden sticks or rods, each one metre long, have been dropped into an interlocking heap on the ground.  
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
The obstacle course is contained between two white lines.  A blindfolded player within the white lines is being talked through the obstacle course by another player outside the white lines.  The journey to date has taken some twenty minutes and has been a feat of communication and concentration. 
Archive Record Created : 23 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
Working in small groups the players are invited to use photography to make a collage depicting an object and its reflection in water. The object chosen is to be depicted using photographic images of water while the object’s ’reflection' is to  be depicted in photographic images of the object itself.
Archive Record Created : 17 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
Second Sight was based on using photography to get people to look again.  It came in two parts - part 1 was  events around the City and part 2  was photographic games played with young people in 4 different playschemes.  This is a description of part two - although there are good descriptions of the games, we have very little in the way of photographs. Silhouettes
Archive Record Created : 25 Jul 2017 --- Updated : 1 year 7 months ago
First Game The players are invited to create an image of an object using smaller images of different varieties of the same object. The Headwork (a head made up of pictures of heads) and its companion the Sheepwork (a sheep made up of pictures of sheep) are two examples of how this was carried out at the Blackie.
Archive Record Created : 18 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
The players are seated in a circle and are introducing themselves.  Each player is taking a turn to speak and talks for about a minute. 
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
  A large tree has been painted on the back wall of the room.  Lighting is low and players are lighting small candles (night lights), and carrying them carefully across the room and hanging them from a myriad of hanging points among the branches of the tree.
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
The Birds Works came out of The Flower Works, originally a Gallery Game played in staff games sessions and then played with young people in playschemes both at the Blackie and on tour.
Archive Record Created : 16 Sep 2013 --- Updated : 1 year 8 months ago
Archive Record Created : 03 Oct 2018 --- Updated : 3 years 1 month ago
THE DIY OF ACCOMPLISHMENT GAMES
Archive Record Created : 30 Apr 2016 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago

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