The Nine Returns to the One
Tether for an Engagement


The Nine Returns to The One consists of three scores, one for each performer, and a separate score for the spectators. Guests are invited to engage with the performance exhibition by following this notation as their guide.

Tether for an Engagement is a written agreement that accompanies the performance to highlight the relationship between all parties involved: THE ART WORK (Object(s)) / PERFORMER(s)(Subject(s)), SPECTATOR(s), and THE INSTITUTION, that supports the presentation of this collective encounter.

The accompanying soundtrack, Children for or Against the Destruction of Birds, is a translation of these accumulative scores.


  • Performance generated in collaboration with, and interpreted by: Natalie Corne, Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome, Daniel Jeremiah Persson
  • Sound interpreted from the original scores: Maxwell Stephens
  • Documentation: Hydar Dewachi
  • Photo, Stills from Performance: Dan Weill

Exhibition History

  • The Nine Returns to the One
    Berlin, DE
  • The Nine Returns to the One
    The Place
    London, UK
  • Tether for an Engagement
    Solyanka VPA
    Moscow, RU


This work was developed as part of Acme’s Residencies and Awards programme, and through the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.