The Clearing House
On 9th September 1983 the Irish Government announced the expulsion of three Russians, two of which were diplomats working in the Russian Embassy. According to government officials the three were involved in “unacceptable activities”, it was later announced that they were in fact KGB agents. This was a first for Ireland, a country in a difficult situation trying to maintain its neutrality while working alongside NATO states in the EEC. It was in fact this neutrality that made Ireland an attractive base for such activities. The Clearing House mixes contemporary photography with archive materials in an attempt to construct a narrative tracing the activities of the expelled, whilst examining methods of espionage, disinformation and media speculation.
Janet Ruth Davies • Chris Evans • Grzegorz Jaworski • Francesca Jones • Garry Loughlin • Kelly Anne O'Brien • Jon Roberts • Cynthia Maiwa Sitei • Jude Wall •