A RIOT IN A JAM JAR is a ongoing project by Jimmy Cauty started in 2011
The work consists of 1:87 scale models that are usually displayed in Jam Jars.
From time to time and in support of the Aftermath Dislocation Principle
riots in jam jars will be for sale through the usual outlets.
“These ‘small world re-enactments’ depict past and future riots, reality blurred, all within a jam jar. The jam jar represents containment, violent disturbances served up in manageable doses like news bulletins; complex situations reduced to mantle piece ornaments and souvenirs.“In real life riot situations, the media focus is always on the sensation, violence on the tv screen; tag lines and one-liners are the currency. The works in A Riot in a Jam Jar mimic this tv news approach. They focus on, and amp up, situations for instant consumption. These tiny acts of violence serve as snap shots of a greater and vastly more complex reality.”