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This Exhibition resulted from a Meeting And Greeting Game. The players were invited to move around,  each time they met another player they created a hand-greeting repeating this three times until both partners are happy with the hand-greeting created. Both players must contribute equally to the greeting (that is, the greeting does not reveal one active player and one passive player). This was the original hand greeting game. It was finally…

 

Created : Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 17:53
Updated : Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:30

 

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The 43  exhibition began to come to life on 26 May 2011 with… AN INVITATION TO CELEBRATE A BIRTHDAY "The Black-E, launched on 27 May 1968, will have its 43rd Birthday tomorrow. We are planning, naturally, to celebrate this birthday with 'The 43 Game'. Participants, as individuals or in small groups, are invited to produce a photograph - either of a created work or a discovered scene, object, or image - which features the number '43'. Please…

 

Created : Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 16:36
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 07:11

 

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Dotto (originally titled 'Thirty Something' after a TV series exploring the lives of 30 year olds) was a game invented to celebrate our 3rd decade 1998-2008.  We started playing it in 1998 and played on until we left the building for redevelopment in 2003   I t began, as many gallery games have done, with a series of games played during the weekly 'staff games' sessions. Each player received a sheet on which were printed 30 very carefully…

 

Created : Monday, March 10, 2014 - 14:21
Updated : Monday, March 23, 2020 - 09:49

 

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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. The basis of the game remained the same, players were given coloured paper and a range of material relating to a specific area of activity or place (bike parts, office items etc.) and with this material a they made a bird on the coloured paper.  On tour the …

 

Created : Monday, September 16, 2013 - 19:37
Updated : Monday, March 23, 2020 - 10:59

 

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Players were invited to select material from what were groups of 'themed' materials.  So one week all the material might be parts of bikes, another week they might all be related to office supplies and so on. And they were each given a sheet of coloured paper. The players were then asked to use the material to make a flower and mount it onto the coloured paper.  Picture of Mounted Flower Work made from smoking related materials The materials…

 

Created : Monday, September 16, 2013 - 18:53
Updated : Friday, May 15, 2020 - 08:18

 

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This games was played over two weeks and the intention of the game was to end up with a photographic exhibition of Doors and Gates. Players were divided into small groups and each group was given the name of a well known Liverpool location which became their destination on a journey. The destination of each group remained unknown to the other groups taking part in the game. Each group of players decided amongst themselves the route they would…

 

Created : Monday, September 16, 2013 - 17:01
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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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. The Headwork was the result of a weekend of creative activities for young people set up by the Merseyide Youth Association in which…

 

Created : Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 13:35
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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The game begins with the players going on a journey to an agreed destination. During the course of the journey games of chance are played during which each player obtains one of the letters making up the place-name of the destination. The chance-letter then becomes an integral part of each player's pathway for playing the next part of the game. On arrival at the destination each player is invited to explore their surroundings and to seek out and…

 

Created : Monday, September 17, 2012 - 16:36
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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