Chloe reviews the ADP Riot Tour by Jimmy Cauty‘FUNDED BY THE STATE FOR THE STATE or FUNDED BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE or maybe WASTING TAX PAYERS MONEY AT 36 HISTORIC RIOT SITES AROUND THE COUNTRY, or even: PROVIDING AN OUTSTANDING and CRITICALLY ENGAGING ARTWORK FOR FREE TO A DIVERSE RANGE OF COMMUNITIES ON A NATIONWIDE SCALE...’ The ADPRiotTour.
On the 10th October, the installation The Aftermath Dislocation Principle (ADPRiotTour) came to Stoke-on-Trent as part of its touring show around the UK. For the duration of 2016, ADP is a shipping container which has ventured around 36 historic riot sites across the UK. The event in Stoke-on-Trent has been helped in partnership of Airspace Gallery, ArtCity, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Stoke-on-Trent for City of Culture 2021 and funded by Arts Council England.
The artist Jimmy Cauty presented the shipping container to the city of Stoke-on-Trent, which, in 1842 experienced a riot in relation to worker conditions within the pottery industry. The interior of shipping container depicts a post-apocalyptic scene in a world of miniature. The sound of police sirens and view to the eye of flashing lights fills the container with a sinister nature. The concept came from the tiniest form – a jam jar. What started as a small idea, ‘got out of control’ (Quoted Jimmy Cauty).
Since visiting the City Centre of Stoke-on-Trent, the shipping container has passed through Hull, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Glasgow, Macclesfield and is currently situated in Oxford. The story continues within these areas until its final destination of Bedford, on Christmas Eve. This date will be ‘THE END’ of this fantastic touring work. More information on the locations of the container can be found here.
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