Extended Practice — Spatial awareness and gaze: working with others as participant and observer

By Deborah Black

The aim of this Recording is to explore your relationship to power when working in a group. Before you continue with this Audio File, please make sure you have completed “Spatial Awareness and Gaze: A Solo Exploration”, as this file builds on the skills learned in the solo practice. You will also need to find at least two other people to join you. This file focuses on developing skills to work with the body to recognise your relationship to power. You will practise seeing and being seen by the others as well as learning to collaborate and navigate conflict with others as a participant and an observer, simultaneously.


Deborah Black also wrote a blog and another Extended Practice for the Somatics Toolkit:

Blog: Autonomous Bodies

Extended Practice: Spatial awareness and gaze: a solo exploration


Further Reading

Overlie, M. (2016) ‘Standing in Space’, Mary Overlie. See also: www.sixviewpoints.com.

Bogart, A.& Landau, T. (2005) The Viewpoints Book; A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition, Theatre Communications Group.

Fabian, J. (1991) Time and the work of anthropology. Critical Essays 1971-1991. Studies in Anthropology and History Amsterdam: Harwood academic publishers.

Land, R., Rattray, J. and Vivian, P. (2014) ‘Learning in the liminal space: a semiotic approach to threshold concepts’, Higher Education, 67(2), pp. 199-217.

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