This guide was written and researched by Dr Sibylle Peters of Theatre of Research (Germany) who undertook a residency exploring Live Art practices and methodologies in relation to intergenerational practices, especially with children/young people. The residency built on LADA’s collaboration with Sibylle on PLAYING UP, an artwork exploring the potential of Live Art to bridge generations in the form of a game played by adults and kids together. Sibylle produced Live Art & Kids, a Study Room Guide looking at key issues and works in relation to Live Art by, for, and with, children; Performing Research, a toolkit on how to conduct research projects with kids and adults using Live Art strategies; and My Very First Piece of Live Art, a series of short films where Sibylle invited artists to remember what their first Live Art work might have been. See their short films and Sibylle’s introductory text on the PLAYING UP website.
Sibylle Peter’s residency formed part of LADA’s Restock, Rethink, Reflect 4: on Live Art and Cultural Privilege. RRR is an ongoing series mapping and marking underrepresented artists, practices and histories, whilst also supporting future generations. Following RRR projects on Race (2006-08), Disability (2009-12), and Feminism (2013 -15). RRR4 (2016-18) is looking at the ways in which Live Art has developed new forms of access, knowledge, agency, and inclusion in relation to the disempowered constituencies of the young, the old, the displaced, and those excluded through social and economic barriers.
The residency was also part of LADA’s contribution to the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP), a transnational programme funded by the European Union focusing on collaborative practices with the aim of engaging new participants and enhancing mobility and exchange for artists.
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Illustration by David Caines.
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