PLAYING UP is a participatory project in public space that explores live art and its capacity to bridge the generational gap.
Turning food into clothing. Lying on the hood of cars. Dancing with animals. Getting into a ketchup and soya sauce fight. Inventing a new sport. Walking adults on a leash. Inspired by major themes and artworks, PLAYING UP is a game that brings together children and adults. Adapted from the original artwork created by Sybille Peters and the Live Art Development Agency, this Montreal version of the game imagined by projets hybris features 36 artworks by world-renowned artists, in addition to a selection of 12 artworks by local artists. On either of the two sites, form a team, draw a card and slip into the shoes of an artist the time of a game
A coproduction of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and LA SERRE – arts vivants with the support of the Conseil des arts de Montréal and the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough.
Original artwork Sibylle Peters (GE), Produced and published by Live Art Development Agency (UK), FUNDUS THEATER / Theatre of Research (GE), Tate Early Years and Family Programme (UK), Best Biennial (SE), Live Art UK With the support of Goethe-Institut London, Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) Ideation and Coordination (Montréal) projets hybris Visual David Caines, Maja Bechert
From the artworks of Marina Abramović, Vito Acconci, Barby Asante + Stockwell Good Neighbours, Bobby Baker, Bow Gamelan Ensemble, George Brecht, Chris Burden, Judy Clark, Stephen Cripps, Curious, Jeremy Deller, Marcel Duchamp + Man Ray, Valie Export + Peter Weibel, Marcia Farquhar, Peter Fischli + David Weiss, Forced Entertainment, Tehching Hsieh, Zoe Laughlin, Lone Twin, Mad for Real, Mammalian Diving Reflex, Eva Meyer + Sybille Müller, Harold Offeh, Yoko Ono + John Lennon, Denis + Eric Oppenheim, Mike Pearson, Martha Rosler, Showcase Beat Le Mot, Santiago Sierra, Internationale Situationniste, Joshua Sofaer, Jana Sterbak, The People, Theater of Research + Geheimagentur, David Weber-Krebs + Maximilian Haas, Aaron Williamson + 12 artistes et collectifs montréalais·e·s
Games last 1h and start every 15 min. 7 years and over. Free (registration on site)
School and community groups – Book a private workshop at email@example.com