Make clothes out of food, remote control your parents, invent your own form of sports, search for miracles, deconstruct electrical devices, build what-happens-next-machines! Children, grown-ups, families and friends are all welcome. Pick a card, follow the instructions, create your own piece of Live Art, and perform it.
PLAYING UP is an artwork by Sibylle Peters (of Theatre of Research, Germany), facilitated by local artists Caroline Meaden and Will McBride, 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 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).
Presented by The SUBSTATION.
This project is supported by Melbourne Fringe, Creative Victoria, Hobsons Bay City Council, Goethe Institut and the Australia Council for the Arts.
“PLAYING UP offers the tools to take risks, wrest back agency and question power relationships. All while having fun and making art.”
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian, April 2016