Depicting scenes of rioting at a scale unseen in the city, artist Jimmy Cauty's The Aftermath Dislocation Principle (ADP) makes a stop-off in Birmingham as part of an ongoing world tour.

A 1:87 scale model housed in a 40ft shipping container, the ADP is a vast post-riot landscape in miniature – a dystopian model village where only the police and media crews remain in an otherwise deserted, wrecked and dislocated land.

Exquisitely made and extraordinarily detailed, it offers a feast of visual and conceptual experiences - from the comedic to the alarming.

Viewed through small industrial observation ports built into the sides of the graffiti-covered container, each port offers a new view and fresh perspective of the scene inside, all set to the buzz of tiny police radio static, roaming spotlights and constant chaotic flash of emergency vehicle strobes.

Created in 2013, and displayed as part of Banksy’s Dismaland in 2015, a 're-engineered' version of Cauty's stunning artwork has toured the UK and further afield since 2016, visiting towns and cities that have witnessed historic riots. Among these have been Eindhoven in The Netherlands, Austria's Vienna, Hobart in Tasmania, and Hamburg, Germany, as well as Liverpool, Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester, Brixton, Bristol and Nottingham.

Jimmy Cauty is an artist and musician perhaps best known for The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, The KLF and K Foundation (who famously burnt one million pounds in 1994). Over a diverse and productive 'anti-career', his work includes Smiley Riot Shields, postage stamps, and A Riot In A Jam Jar - a work that links directly to The ADP.

The ADP visits Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham from Saturday 24 September to Saturday 5 November 2022, where it will be accessible for free every day from 2.30pm to 2.30am.




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