PLAYING UP, a new Live Art game for kids and adults, launches at Tate Modern

From 1 until 3 April 2016, head to Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall to experiment with a new Live Art game for children and adults alike. PLAYING UP is an artwork by Sibylle Peters of Theatre of Research that explores the potential of Live Art to bridge generations and encourages participants to invent their own piece of Live Art and perform it in the Turbine Hall.

The launch of PLAYING UP is marked with a major symposium on Monday 4 April at Tate Modern. Leading thinkers and practitioners in the field, including artists, researchers, curators and educators from the UK and Germany, contribute to this symposium. PLAYING UP is a collaboration between the Live Art Development Agency (LADA), Theatre of Research (Germany), Tate Early Years and Family Programme (UK), Best Biennial (Sweden) and Live Art UK, support by the Goethe-Institut London. 

PLAYING UP is part of LADA’s involvement in a Creative Europe-supported Cooperation Project entitled The COLLAB Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP). This large-scale project, involving 8 partners across Europe, received a grant of €1,425,030 from Creative Europe in 2014. 

Established in 1999, the Live Art Development Agency (LADA) is a leading organisation for Live Art, producing specialised projects, opportunities, resources and publications for those who make, watch, research, study, teach, produce, present, write about and archive Live Art, and creating conditions in which diversity, innovation and risk in contemporary culture can thrive. 

Image courtesy of LADA