Tate Modern

Playing Up – Live Art for adults and kids

Bobby Baker

Weber Krebs

Make clothes out of food, lie on top of cars, dance with animals, try bagism, make a ketchup fight, follow a random passerby through the city, remote control your parents, invent your own Live Art form of sports, search for miracles, walk through London with a map of Paris, invent an alter ego of the opposite gender, deconstruct electrical devices, and build what-happens-next-machines!  

PLAYING UP is an artwork 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 at Tate Modern with a three day free mass ‘play-in’ in the Turbine Hall on 1, 2 and 3 April 2016, followed by a major symposium on 4 April 2016 with leading thinkers and practitioners in the field.   

PLAYING UP will be published in April 2016 and available to buy for only £12. Pre-orders can be made now on the Unbound website

PLAYING UP is an artwork by Sibylle Peters. It is produced and published by the Live Art Development Agency (UK), FUNDUS THEATER / Theatre of Research (Germany), Tate Early Years and Family Programme (UK), Best Biennial (Sweden) and Live Art UK, with the support of the Goethe-Institut London and the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP).

This event is recommended for ages 7 and above.


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Launch: Playing Up – Live Art for adults and kids

1 Apr 2016, 2 Apr 2016, 3 Apr 2016