O.K. – The Musical

A new co-commission with Tate Liverpool will let audiences see the entire production and performance of a musical unfold live in the gallery.

Berlin-based artist Christopher Kline is working with communities in Pennine Lancashire and Liverpool to produce O.K.– The Musical. The production and performances will take place at Tate Liverpool, where gallery spaces will be transformed into a living theatre.

Chris will bring people together from communities along the canal in a series of meetings, where they will share their experiences over food outside of rehearsing and preparing for the final performances taking place in April 2017. No experience is required to be involved and people will be able try their hand at acting, singing, playing an instrument, set design, lighting, and prop making. Bringing their own lives and experiences to the project, they will influence the narrative and the performance itself.

 O.K.– The Musical explores and restages the entire history and folklore of Kline’s home of Kinderhook in New York State with an original score by the artist. It is part of an annual season of commissions at Tate Liverpool entitled We Have Your Art Gallery – the first of which was Art Gym – which is an experimental and developing project that reimagines what a museum can be and how it can programme for and with the public.

Supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, as part of Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool City Council and Tate Liverpool Corporate Members and Patrons.

Find out more about Chris Kline