The Aftermath Dislocation Principle ( ADP 1 ) is a 1:87 scale dystopian cityscape
The Aftermath Dislocation Principle part 3 (ADP 3): THE BRIDGE
ADP 3 ‘THE BRIDGE’ is the third piece in a trilogy of artworks by Jimmy Cauty known as The Aftermath Dislocation Principle.
Housed in a 6x6x6 ft shipping container and viewed through observation ports in the sides, ADP 3 contains a 1:87 scale model of a wrecked suspension bridge, isolated above a turbulent stretch of water. It is the linking work between ADP 1 and ADP 2. ADP 1 being a 40ft shipping container that houses a vast post-apocalyptic landscape sited somewhere in Bedfordshire – a mythical middle England, and ADP 2 is a 10 ft container that houses the building site of a monolithic construction. This is ‘NEW BEDFORD RISING’, a monumental utopian tower being built by the inhabitants of The Aftermath Dislocation Principle – principally 3000 tiny policemen and accompanying media crews. New Bedford is being raised to offer security and order for the ADP populace and stands in juxtaposition to the chaotic wreckage beyond the river. ‘THE BRIDGE’ of course is broken and some policemen are stranded on top whilst others attempt to cross the perilous stretch of water in a variety of hopeless vessels.
All three models are housed in containers so they can travel: to be shipped and shown in almost any situation. And that is exactly what they do. They are totally self-contained off-grid artworks that can go anywhere, to be where they are needed, to seek their audience. In fulfilment of this, ADP 1 is spending the duration of 2016 on a nationwide UK tour: On a pilgrimage to over 36 historic riot sites around the country, whilst the smaller ‘utopian’ containers are being shown more sporadically in a variety of engagements. From the extreme to the mundane to the populist and elitist, the exhibition sites ranging from muddy fields and small community centres to major national art galleries. This tour, known as the ADP Riot Tour (#AdpRiotTour), ends on Christmas Day, 2016 in Bedford, at the Panacea Museum, with all three containers being sited together for the first time ever in the former Panacea Society’s ‘Garden of Eden’.
To be continued….
ADP 3 delivered to Royal Academy for Summer Show 2016
BIG THANKS TO ALL THE ADP VOLUNTEERS
Who helped to build New Bedford Tower and Bridge
Michael, Jo, Nadie, Dan, Edgeworth, Siomara.
plus ADP support crew
Tim, Darren, Sophie, Carl, Bruce
NEW BEDFORD IMAGES
The Aftermath Dislocation Principle
aka The Model Village
dismaland visitor guide
A vast dystopian cityscape at 1:87 scale depicting a future police state somewhere in Bedfordshire
ON TOUR 2014-15
Aug 20th – Sep 27th Dismaland Weston-Super-Mare UK
8-20 Oct 2013 Hoxton Arches, London. 24 Nov 2014 Piet Hein Eek Gallery. Eindhoven, NL. 06 April 2014 Cultuur Werf. NL. 10 July -13 Aug 2014 Mediamatic, Amsterdam. NL