PLAYING UP Launch: A Live Art Game for Kids and Adults
Friday 1 April 2016, 12-7pm
Saturday 2 April 2016, 12-7pm
Sunday 3 April 2016, 12-6pm
PLAYING UP is an artwork by Sibylle Peters, exploring the potential of Live Art to bridge generations. Drawing on key Live Art themes and seminal works, PLAYING UP takes the form of a game played by adults and kids together.
PLAYING UP will be launched with a three day public ‘play-in’. Kids and adults are equally welcome! You can come as a team or on your own and Children Guides will welcome you at the PLAYING UP desk, introduce you to the game, and set you up with all you need to play up yourself: Explore Live Art as a cross-generational adventure! Follow the instructions, invent your own piece of Live Art, and perform it in the Turbine Hall!
“Kids are explorers of the everyday. For them to light a match can be something extraordinary that needs focus and time and creates an experience. The same is true for everyone who practices Live Art. For us kids are perfect accomplices. And in return Live Art can provide something that is essential to all of us, but especially to kids and their well being: the acknowledgement of their action and their thinking, the reassurance that everything counts, that everything can make a difference, the frame of beauty and reflection and the experience that we can set it up anytime and anywhere we want. PLAYING UP is a playful, hands-on introduction to Live Art for everyone.” Sibylle Peters
PLAYING UP has been conceived and created by Sibylle Peters of Theatre of Research (Germany) and designed by David Caines. PLAYING UP is produced and published in a collaboration between the Live Art Development Agency (LADA, UK), FUNDUS THEATER / Theatre of Research (Germany), Tate Early Years and Family Programme (UK), Best Biennial (Sweden) and Live Art UK, with the generous support of the Goethe-Institut London. PLAYING UP forms part of LADA’s contribution to the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) supported by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. PLAYING UP, the game, has been designed by David Caines (with additional designs by Maja Bechert). Website by Alex Eisenberg.
Date: 1 April 2016 to 3 April 2016
Venue: Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London.
Tickets: Free, turn up and take part