This Is It by Tether


On September 14 1814, the lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote what would become The Star Spangled Banner, the national anthem for the United States of America.

On September 14 2012, the artist collective Tether begin This Is It at The Royal Standard as part of the 7th Liverpool Biennial.

This Is It is part of Service Provider – a ten week programme at The Royal Standard exploring notions of both private and public hospitality within the context of a biennial structure.

Incorporating an installation, a parade float, a studio production and a series of public events, This Is It will attempt to capture and unpick the way we recognise, record and respond to history that has happened, is happening now and will happen in the future.

We’re hosting several events at The Royal Standard. See what’s on and book a space here.

Oliver Braid – My Five New Friends by Tether
January 24, 2012, 11:49 pm
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Oliver Braid - My Five New Friends

A new film by Tether features within Oliver Braid’s exhibition at The Royal Standard, ‘My 5 New Friends’.

“The exhibition at The Royal Standard will juxtapose newly commissioned short films by David Hoyle & Lee Baxter, Patrick Staff, Maayke Schurer, Roxy Topia & Paddy Gould and Tether who have been interpreting the evolving narratives alongside meticulously hand crafted ‘gift objects’ created by Oliver Braid, one for each of his new ‘friends’, all re-presented in a bespoke installation environment designed by It’s Our Playground.”

Tether have moved. by Tether
November 28, 2011, 11:23 pm
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Please update your records. Tether have moved to Primary, a new studio complex in Nottingham.

33 Seely Road

16 Days by Tether
March 2, 2011, 12:31 pm
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Are we ham acting? Have we missed the fact that it all stopped in 1983 and we’re all just out there on a repeater because it’s something to do on a Sunday?

For 16 days from April 1st 2011, Tether will be stationed at The Lombard Method in Birmingham. The Nottingham based collective will work towards creating 16 new works that seek to interfere with the Lombard Method and the way people interact and react within it. Through permanent and time-specific alterations, the works will address abstract concepts of space, time and history, placing diverse happenings or ephemera alongside each other in a non-linear format.
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Change of address by Tether
January 24, 2011, 6:39 pm
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Tether moved out of their Huntingdon St base at the end of 2010. Please update your address books to:

PO Box 10105

Black Swans by Tether
October 27, 2010, 2:05 pm
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Are all curators failed television presenters? Are all artists failed celebrities? Are all TV-quizzes intrinsically absurd? Is contemporary art a failed joke?

During October, November and December, Tether will be producing and hosting three episodes of Sideshow’s own art-themed game-show, Black Swans, which will quiz invited contestants and engage them in action-based tasks. Taking inspiration from every TV quiz show under the sun, from Blankety Blank to Pat Sharpe’s Fun House through Shooting Stars, Black Swans will be filmed before a live studio audience, hold regular team captains and reoccurring rounds; all designed to deconstruct the game-show format and celebrate the quirks and curiosities of contemporary art.

For those who want to be part of the studio audience, all places are free, but limited, so booking is required. BOOK HERE

Episode 1 – 29th October, 6pm
Host: Duncan Allen
Team 1: Niki Russell (C), Sarah Farmer, Jermaine Edwards
Team 2: Rob Blackson (C), Jon Burgerman, Sian Robinson Davies
Special guest: Bruce Asbestos

The quiz will also be available in an edited format via Tethervision: a free online “television channel” run by Tether, one week after filming, and indefinitely after that.

Tethervision Studio Grand Opening by Tether
October 7, 2010, 9:00 am
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Join us on 10/10/10 for the opening of the newest space at Tether, the Tethervision Studio, a live event and production space which will be used for a performances, game shows, talks and gigs over the next few months.

With music from The Elreys
The Black Swan screen curated by Beth Bramich
final chance to catch Stuart Croft – Drive In at The Wasp Room and Alia Pathan – Empty Vessels at Max


Warburg Space

From 7pm