Tether: 16 Days
1 - 16 April, 2011

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 were stationed at The Lombard Method. The Nottingham based collective worked towards creating new works that sought to interfere with the Lombard Method and the way people interact and react within it. Through permanent and time-specific alterations, the works addressed abstract concepts of space, time and history, placing diverse happenings or ephemera alongside each other in a non-linear format.
In chess, an interference occurs when the line between an attacked piece and its defender is interrupted by sacrificially interposing a piece. Tether’s interferences attempted to hinder, obstruct and impede; travelling through time, interrupting moments that have, will and could happen between April 1st and 16th. The group’s collaborative practice embraces the ‘muddle’ that comes from pushing, condensing and concentrating things to see how the process can lead a community of people into the production of something.

Day 3: Performance rehearsals. 

Day 6: Demise and Legacy, performance interruption. 

Day 12: Group discussions