Carnage on the streets of Devonport
Articulated lorry in fast food restaurant crash horror
– Riot police block all major routes to and from city
– Senior Minister appears at emergency press conference
– Fire crews tackle blaze at historic church
– Looting and vandalism rife
The fine district of Devonport has never witnessed such devastating scenes of destruction and chaos. So it will come as great comfort to citizens to learn that it is on an incredibly small scale—1:87 to be precise—and safely contained within a 40ft shipping container, as part of a surreal model village experience visiting the city.
The Aftermath Dislocation Principle (ADP) is a post-riot landscape created in miniature by acclaimed artist Jimmy Cauty — co-creator of chart-topping band The KLF and its subsequent, million pound-burning arts incarnation The K Foundation.
Following the ADP’s critically-acclaimed appearance at Banksy’s Dismaland last summer, the installation has taken to the road, re-housed in a specially converted shipping container, which will open its doors to visitors across the UK, at the sites of historic riots.
The AdpRiotTour hits Devonport Guildhall from 20th – 26th August, showcasing a vast diorama detailing the aftermath of a major disturbance – which Devonport last experienced in the 1801 bread riots, when a wheat shortage and raised bread prices caused crowds of people in Plymouth, especially Plymouth Dock (now known as Devonport) to seize bread and meat, and become extremely riotous, ‘attacking baker’s shops, breaking the windows and plundering the bread.’
Far from inciting another riot, the event’s organisers hope the experience will be a peaceful and thought-provoking one, with the only real disturbance being the constant chatter of miniature police radios, dotted all over the exhibit.
The AdpRiotTour visits Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Plymouth, from Saturday 20th until Friday 26th August 2016, with a Private View for invited guests on Friday 19th August.
The exhibition is free to enjoy, with no booking required and will be open 10am – 4pm for the duration of its stay in Devonport.