Erica Marx

Group Sculpture w/ eyes closed

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In 2 groups: One group is clay, and they close their eyes. The other group are sculptors.The sculptors build one sculpture out of all the `clay` players.

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Goal

group trust and connection
awareness of others

Instructions

This one is an extension of Sculptors . Divide the class in 2 groups, same number of players in every group. One group is clay, and they close their eyes. The other group are sculptors.

The sculptors build one sculpture out of all the `clay` players. The sculpture is finished when all of the players touch someone else (so all are connected to the sculpture). The artists cannot `push` the clay into position - they need to `pull` parts of the clay into position without actually pulling. `Pulling` is done by touching a body part with an open hand, and then moving the hand about. They `clay` players need to `follow` the moving open hands.

As soon as the sculpture is finished, the sculptors moves away, and re-build the statue, themselves now becoming clay. The (original) clay players keep their eyes closed. As soon as the imitation sculpture is finished, the clay players, eyes still closed, try to find `themselves` in the imitation. When everybody has found themselves the game is over, and the clay players assess to what extent they found `themselves` and to what extent the imitation is exact.

Variations
give topic for sculpture

Background

http://improvencyclopedia.org/games//Swedish_Sculptors.html

Described in Augusto Boal`s Games for Actors and Non-actors .

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