Rathlin Island sits just off the north coast of Northern Ireland and is home to a small community of around one hundred people. When the wind raises uncrossable waves the island can sometimes become trapped geographically. Prepared for any storm, residents of the island often fasten down their property, hoping that their belongings will survive the battering elements that are part of day-to-day life. Rathlin's long maritime history is, in part, made visible through the popular use of polypropylene twine, chosen due to its buoyancy and resilience. Tethered considers the relationship between land, sea and community. Battened down, the islanders - like their tough twine - endure the elements and remain grounded.
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