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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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The players have been promised a party but first they are to decorate the room.  The players have been provided with a very long skipping rope, decorations, and a ladder.
Archive Record Created : 23 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
  A group of players are busy arranging a collection of wooden bricks into a large circle. 
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
Based on a party game this is one of the few games played at the Black-E which we did not create.  The players are moving around and meeting in pairs and small groups to ask questions and exchange answers.
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
Two players are holding a giant hoop.  Two other players are heading a football backwards and forwards through the hoop.  The game of headers continues so long as the football does not touch the ground  -  and so long as the ball passes inside the hoop (if the ball passes outside the hoop, then the players allow the ball to fall to the ground).  As soon as the ball touches the ground than the two players 'freeze' immediately into exactly the positions they are in as the ball strikes the groun
Archive Record Created : 23 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
The game begins when one of the players leaves the room.  When this player returns they begin what appears at first to be a private dance.  All of the other players then begin to copy and learn this dance.
Archive Record Created : 23 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
It looks like a schoolyard game played in slow motion. 
Archive Record Created : 23 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
As an introduction to the game the players are divided into small groups and asked to consider what properties qualify an object for the title "A Museum Piece" - and also what properties qualify an object to be on display inside a museum.
Archive Record Created : 18 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
It looks like the most friendly of rituals. 
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
All of the players are moving around the room.  They are all wearing blindfolds. 
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
All of the players are wearing blindfolds, except one. The players wearing blindfolds are led individually into the space for the game and turned around.  They don't know where they are.
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
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Based on a party game this is one of the few games played at the Black-E which we did not create.  The players are moving around and meeting in pairs and small groups to ask questions and exchange answers.
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
Two players are holding a giant hoop.  Two other players are heading a football backwards and forwards through the hoop.  The game of headers continues so long as the football does not touch the ground  -  and so long as the ball passes inside the hoop (if the ball passes outside the hoop, then the players allow the ball to fall to the ground).  As soon as the ball touches the ground than the two players 'freeze' immediately into exactly the positions they are in as the ball strikes the groun
Archive Record Created : 23 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
The game begins when one of the players leaves the room.  When this player returns they begin what appears at first to be a private dance.  All of the other players then begin to copy and learn this dance.
Archive Record Created : 23 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
It looks like a schoolyard game played in slow motion. 
Archive Record Created : 23 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
As an introduction to the game the players are divided into small groups and asked to consider what properties qualify an object for the title "A Museum Piece" - and also what properties qualify an object to be on display inside a museum.
Archive Record Created : 18 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
It looks like the most friendly of rituals. 
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
All of the players are moving around the room.  They are all wearing blindfolds. 
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
All of the players are wearing blindfolds, except one. The players wearing blindfolds are led individually into the space for the game and turned around.  They don't know where they are.
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
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

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