Murder in The Kremlin
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.
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.
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?
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.
Preview by Robert Clark. "With characteristic tactical mischief, the group set the deliberately mystifying agenda for this installation, titled Murder In The Kremlin, by refusing to release any pre-exhibition details other than "it is involving a lot of cardboard". Tether make work from so many typically loony elements of art school life, with a playful irreverence that barely disguises a profound disillusionment with consumerist hedonism and hypocritical politics. There's a deliberately absurdist theatricality, and a dead cool, yet thoroughly committed, self-mockery. Whatever they come up with this time, I reckon the spirit of dada will be revived."