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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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Second Game The first part of the game is played in silence. The players are informed that each of them has been given a card which is allocated somewhere within the area of play (though not deliberately hidden). The players are also informed that written on each card is a part of a sentence and that a small number of other players will have the remaining parts of the sentence on their card. Having discovered their particular card it will be the…

 

Created : Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 13:52
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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First Game The first part of the game is played in silence with the players having been asked to think for some moments about the word 'water* - and also to think of one descriptive word which is often associated with water. The descriptive word has to be such that if it were to stand on it's own it would conjure up a specific image not necessarily connected with the word 'water'. Each player is then given seven cards and asked to write down the…

 

Created : Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 13:47
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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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. They are then invited to complete the statement "A museum piece is...." in not more than 15 words and devise a trip to select and view two objects which illustrate their statement. One object has to be in a…

 

Created : Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 13:44
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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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.  Once common agreement has been reached with the two groups they are both offered a commission to produce a work or works which offer an image of "…

 

Created : Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 13:38
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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