On pilgrimage to 36 sites of historic civil unrest across the UK during 2016 and ending in Bedford on Christmas Day!
Housed in a 40 ft shipping container, The Aftermath Dislocation Principle (ADP) is a monumental post-riot landscape in miniature by artist Jimmy Cauty. This dystopian model village is set somewhere in Bedfordshire, where only the police and media teams remain in an otherwise deserted, wrecked and dislocated land – all in 1:87 scale and viewed through observation ports in the side of the container.
The ADP Riot Tour hits Oxford’s Broad Street from 25 – 27 November 2016 as part of the city’s Christmas Light Festival. The container, spontaneously covered with public messages of love, political views and artwork, showcases a vast diorama detailing the aftermath of a major disturbance – which Oxford last experienced in winter 1355 on St Scholastica’s Day. A dispute between two University students and a local pub landlord escalated into a three-day riot over the quality of drinks at the Swindlestock Tavern, Carfax. What is thought to be one of the country’s earliest recorded secular riots involved over 2000 people and resulted in the violent deaths of 30 townspeople and 63 students. To learn more about this medieval winter tale download the official ADP Riot Tour Phamplet.
Far from inciting another riot, the event’s organisers hope the experience will be a peaceful and thought-provoking one to bring Town and Gown together. With the only real disturbance being the constant chatter of miniature police radios, dotted all over the exhibit.
Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG
The container will be located outside the Clarendon Building entrance; opposite the Weston Library.
ADP will be illuminated during the following times:
Friday 25 November, 5pm – 10pm
Saturday 26 November, 10am – 8pm
Sunday 27 November, 10am – 4pm
There will be a merchandise stall open during these times and limited editions are available online from L-13. All proceeds help keep the ADP container on the move!
Visit our Flickr page to view photographs of ADP in Oxford.
With special thanks to L-13, Ian Nolan Events, Oxford City Council, University of Oxford and The Oxford Times. OVADA also wishes to thank our team of volunteers who have enabled this project to happen.