ENGLISH TEA PARTY...gone wrong an installation that typifies an on going epidemic plaguing Great Britain; TEA, the most sought after narcotic on the British market, and the drug of choice in the United Kingdom since the 18th century...

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ENGLISH TEA PARTY...gone wrong

Tanmaya Bingham’s “English Tea Party…gone wrong” is an installation that typifies an on going epidemic plaguing Great Britain; TEA, the most sought after narcotic on the British market, and the drug of choice in the United Kingdom since the 18th century.

 

In this installation addicts have gather together for the ritualistic “Tea Party”…but something has gone wrong. The degradation of the party becomes apparent in its’ aftermath as each junkie is feeling the adverse effects and ramifications of overdosing on tea.

 

Group scenes of these individuals’ highs and lows are captured in large drawings tacked to the wall. Extruding out from the base of each drawing, across the floor, are low banquet tables covered in white tablecloths. Each table has disheveled tea and tea paraphernalia randomly distributed between mounds of scones, jam and random objects. This installation is just one example of what is happening on a large scale throughout England.