CH27

This item is not in the library — it is a part of: C. Cardew (ed.), Nature Study Notes (full, 1969).


… watch what you are doing. Do nothing./ Occasionally raise your head and watch someone. If they raise their head and watch you,/ play for a short time,/ watching what you are doing. If while you are/ watching what you are doing, doing nothing,/ you feel that someone is watching you,/ play for a short time,/ watching what you are doing, or/ raise your head and watch the person who is/ watching you. If someone is watching you,/ play for a short time./ If no-one is watching you …

Notes

Christopher Hobbs. F: CCTG22. Grandma: 'The Rite' (Ingmar Bergman). Granddad: 'Film' (Samuel Becket). This rite is circular (ou reaching the end return to the beginning. Commentary: An audience often looks, sometimes watches, rarely perceives.
Glossary 1.
1) Always watch what you are doing. 2) There are three types of activity, all of fairly short duration:
a) Play, b) Watch someone else, c) Do nothing (ie. anything that is not a or b). 3) Begin with periods of c) alternating with periods of b). If during b), the person you are watching looks back, go to a). If, during c), you get the impression that someone is watching you, either go to a) or look up and check. If your in impression was correct, go to a). If incorrect, resume C).
Glossary 2.
Do nothing — watch someone — no response from person you are watching — do nothing —.
Do nothing — watch someone — the person you are watching looks back — play — do nothing —.
Do nothing — you feel that someone is watching you — play — do nothing —.
Do nothing — you feel that someone is watching you — look up — someone is watching you — play — do nothing —.
Do nothing — you feel that someone is watching you — look up — no-one is watching you — do nothing —.

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