16 Days

1 Apr 2011 – 16 Apr 2011

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The Lombard Method

Birmingham, United Kingdom

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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. 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 will attempt 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. The Lombard Method will be open daily for visitors, though appointments are recommended. 16 Days will be supplemented with a series of events throughout the period, including a closing event on April 16th. Information about these will be available at a later date at tether.org.uk and thelombardmethod.org


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