Filed under: .Tether, Lauren O'Grady, Liam Aitken, Samuel Mercer | Tags: .Tether, bieber, biennial, contemporary art, h, liverpool, michael jackson, royal standard, this is it
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.
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.
Filed under: Tethervision | Tags: .Tether, alan moore, baz, cocktails, david gaffney, hello thor, melinda gebbie, nottingham, nottingham contemporary, sar, sarah-clare conlon, simon raven, tethervision
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).
#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
Filed under: .Tether, Liam Aitken, Samuel Mercer | Tags: .Tether, 2011, art, birmingham, collaboration, days, Exhibition, restaurant
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.
Tether moved out of their Huntingdon St base at the end of 2010. Please update your address books to:
PO Box 10105
Filed under: .Tether | Tags: .Tether, competition, restaurant, survey, valentines day
Tether have launched a competition to win a valentines day meal for 2. All you have to do is fill in a short survey. To enter, click here.
Filed under: .Tether | Tags: .Tether, 2009, art, artcrawl, broadway, collaboration, curation, event, performances, screenings, tether studios
The ArtCrawl is a multi-venue, all night event to be held in Nottingham city centre. It will begin at Tether Studios at 8pm, alongside the launch of Murder in the Kremlin at The Wasp Room. Art Crawl guides Andrew Knight and Annette Foster will then take visitors around a number of venues in the city where artworks will be exhibited and experienced.
Artists from across the UK have been selected to show work with an emphasis on interaction and participation.
Featured artists include:
Alexandra Lockett & Ian England
Katie Doubleday & Andrew Brown
Nicky Cary & Antonio DiBenedetto
Pic Pic Andre
We Show Up On Radar
Tom Thomas Club
The tour will conclude at Tether Studios with music, film and a shared breakfast at sunrise (approximately 5am).
Places are limited, so booking is essential. Visit http://www.tether.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and booking.
The ArtCrawl is curated by Timothy Dixon, Katherine Webborn and Matthew Cooper in association with Tether and with support from the Arts Council through the National Lottery.
Filed under: .Tether, Benjamin Hargrave, Hugh Dichmont, Liam Aitken, Samuel Mercer, the wasp room | Tags: .Tether, 2009, art, event, Exhibition, gallery, nottingham, tether studios, the wasp room
May 30th – June 14th
Private View : May 29th, 6-8pm followed by The Art Crawl
For the third and final show in the Wasp Room gallery’s inaugural season of exhibitions, Tether present ‘Murder in the Kremlin’; a tale of espionage, paranoia and death.
In this age of 24‐hour CCTV, where our daily lives are increasingly recorded, newspapers manufacture stories to sell copies and satellite news channels do
anything to keep us watching, who can we trust anymore? Amidst the paranoia and propaganda how can we hope for a simple answer?
With a story slowly unraveling before us, we piece together all we can to make sense of what we see. All that we know for sure is that we are in troubled times.
Collaborating on this large multi‐faceted group installation, Tether will use a variety of methods and media to create frozen moments, or episodes, in an untold narrative, with shades of the Hollywood thriller.
Supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England and Nottingham Brewery