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PLAYING UP - Live Art for Kids & Adults


PLAYING UP has been launched at Tate Modern in April 2016. For three days the Turbine Hall turned into a public play in. The launch of PLAYING UP was marked with a major symposium at Tate Modern with leading thinkers and practitioners in the field.  

Now, PLAYING UP is touring the UK and will be at Cambridge Junction, Spill Festival and Compass Festival this autumn. Kids and adults are equally welcome. Explore Live Art as a crossgenerational adventure! 


Read more about upcoming play ins. Watch the documentation of the symposium at Tate Modern. Play a free test game.


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 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 that is played by adults and kids together.

PLAYING UP is produced and published in a collaboration between the Live Art Development Agency (UK), FUNDUS THEATER / Theatre of Research (Germany), Tate Early Years and Family Programme (UK), Kids Best Biennial (Sweden) and Live Art UK, with the generous support of the Goethe-Institut London. Design: David Caines.

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