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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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There are as many different journeys which can be made across a room or space in the course of a game as there are journeys which can be made around the world. 
Archive Record Created : 30 Apr 2016 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
Almost any activity or task, or sequence or combination of activities and/or tasks, may provide the basis for a unison game.  These activities or tasks may be determined before the game begins, or determined (within prescribed limits) by the players during the course of the game. 
Archive Record Created : 30 Apr 2016 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
THE DIY OF UNMISTAKEABLE GAMES
Archive Record Created : 30 Apr 2016 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
A group of players have each been given a set of dominoes.  Each player has taken up their chosen position in the room and is quietly building a structure with dominoes.  One player is building a tower.  Other players are using the dominoes to make walls or fences.  Some players are building house like structures with walls and roofs and open doorways.  All the structures, when completed, have made use of all the dominoes in a set.
Archive Record Created : 23 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
A game to be played by one player in conjunction with a repetitious job of work. The job of work is divided into a number of sequences. Every time a sequence is completed the player goes on a journey to seek out and take an instant photograph of an object which is in some way related to the work in hand.
Archive Record Created : 17 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
A group of players are seated in a circle.  ne of the players begins to clap in rhythm.  The other players take up the rhythm until the group are all clapping in unison.  The clapping continues.  The leader gives a signal and following this signal all the players cease clapping simultaneously.
Archive Record Created : 23 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
A game to be played with two groups - one consisting of female players and one consisting of male players.  The game begins with each group of players being invited to consider and reach a definition of the attitudes both of their own sex towards the opposite sex and of their own sex towards itself.
Archive Record Created : 18 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
What might have seemed a potentially frustrating problem has been turned into a positive experience. A group of players are travelling across a room using a small number of wooden boards as 'stepping stones'.  But there are eight players and they have only five boards. 
Archive Record Created : 23 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
The room is very quiet.  A player is carefully venturing through an obstacle course, and reviewing the obstacles ahead before moving forward. 
Archive Record Created : 23 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
Twenty four colourful carpet tiles have been placed randomly on the floor.  A group of twenty four players are stood quietly alongside the carpet tiles.   Music begins and the players start to dance  -  being careful not to touch any of the carpet tiles as they dance.  The music stops and each player steps to stand motionless on a carpet tile.
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
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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
There are as many different journeys which can be made across a room or space in the course of a game as there are journeys which can be made around the world. 
Archive Record Created : 30 Apr 2016 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
Almost any activity or task, or sequence or combination of activities and/or tasks, may provide the basis for a unison game.  These activities or tasks may be determined before the game begins, or determined (within prescribed limits) by the players during the course of the game. 
Archive Record Created : 30 Apr 2016 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
THE DIY OF UNMISTAKEABLE GAMES
Archive Record Created : 30 Apr 2016 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
A group of players have each been given a set of dominoes.  Each player has taken up their chosen position in the room and is quietly building a structure with dominoes.  One player is building a tower.  Other players are using the dominoes to make walls or fences.  Some players are building house like structures with walls and roofs and open doorways.  All the structures, when completed, have made use of all the dominoes in a set.
Archive Record Created : 23 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
A game to be played by one player in conjunction with a repetitious job of work. The job of work is divided into a number of sequences. Every time a sequence is completed the player goes on a journey to seek out and take an instant photograph of an object which is in some way related to the work in hand.
Archive Record Created : 17 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
A group of players are seated in a circle.  ne of the players begins to clap in rhythm.  The other players take up the rhythm until the group are all clapping in unison.  The clapping continues.  The leader gives a signal and following this signal all the players cease clapping simultaneously.
Archive Record Created : 23 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
A game to be played with two groups - one consisting of female players and one consisting of male players.  The game begins with each group of players being invited to consider and reach a definition of the attitudes both of their own sex towards the opposite sex and of their own sex towards itself.
Archive Record Created : 18 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
What might have seemed a potentially frustrating problem has been turned into a positive experience. A group of players are travelling across a room using a small number of wooden boards as 'stepping stones'.  But there are eight players and they have only five boards. 
Archive Record Created : 23 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
The room is very quiet.  A player is carefully venturing through an obstacle course, and reviewing the obstacles ahead before moving forward. 
Archive Record Created : 23 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago

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