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#May29 by Tether

An auction taking place from a secret room inside Mike Nelson’s Coral Reef, songs about potato smiles and classic Hitchcockian suspense all feature in the latest event produced by Tether, live from the Caretaker’s House at Primary Studios and live online.

The event takes place on May 29, the date Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Empire (1453), the first annual meeting of the secretive Bilderberg group took place (1954) and Dennis Hopper died (2010).

Image#May29 places diverse happenings or ephemera into a non-linear format. Tether have invited Birmingham Art Zine to present a new performance alongside Les Malheureux, a unique collaboration between flash fiction writers David Gaffney and Sarah-Clare Conlon.

The event also includes the first UK presentation of work by Mavis Enron of California, a screening of a recent live performance from John Walter at Vanilla Galleries, DJ sets from Hello Thor & Simon Raven and a brand new cocktail created to celebrate the occasion.

The event will be preceded by a live stream of a sold out discussion between graphic novelists Alan Moore & Melinda Gebbie, taking place at Nottingham Contemporary in relation to the James Gillray exhibition. The discussion will be presented on a large projection screen in the hall at Primary, 7pm.

To book a space for the event at Primary, visit http://may29.eventbrite.com

#May29 will also be broadcast live online, Tuesday 29 May, 9pm BST on Tethervision

View the press release.

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WAKE by Tether

From the Caretaker’s House. Episode 1

Featuring Dave Charlesworth

Tether Wake Live at Primary 24 April 2012 9pm

Four years ago, the world was startled by the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, arguably the most impressive visual spectacle of modern times. But amidst the rockets fired to create the perfect weather, the digitally composited footstep fireworks and that ugly child with the perfect voice being hidden away in a broom cupboard, there emerged an element of deception that only became apparent because of mankind’s fondness for suspicion.

On 24 April 1558, Mary, Queen of Scots married François, the Dauphin of France. On 24 April 1704, the first newspaper in the United States, the ‘News-Letter’, was published in Boston, Massachusetts. On 24 April 1967, Vladimir Komarov became the first human fatality during a space mission in the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 1.

On 24 April 2012, Tethervision will launch Caretakers House, their latest series live at Primary in Nottingham and also streamed live online.
Wake – the first programme in the series features a performance of ‘A Struggle Told 5 Ways’ by London-based artist Dave Charlesworth.
With the analogue to digital switchover, the kindle and the iPad, we are entering the final stages of the inevitable transition to a new, non physical materialism. Wake will mourn this slow passing of the analogue and look to the coming years to be spent with it’s new, energised replacement.

The event at Primary begins at 8pm. To book a space for this, visit http://wake.eventbrite.com
Wake will also be broadcast live online, Tuesday 24 April, 9pm BST at youtube.com/tethervision

Dave Charlesworth, The moors as location of psychic attack

Dave Charlesworth, The moors as location of psychic attack



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
Filed under: .Tether

Please update your records. Tether have moved to Primary, a new studio complex in Nottingham.

Tether.
Primary
33 Seely Road
Nottingham
NG7 1NU



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:

TETHER
PO Box 10105
Nottingham
NG8 9JH



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.