ESTATE

Jimmy Cauty’s ESTATE and the MdZ ESTATE TOUR

What is Jimmy Cauty’s ESTATE?

“Four deserted Tower Blocks
Traces of a mythical tribe
A dark fable for our times…”

ESTATE is a dystopian model village experience featuring four abandoned concrete tower blocks at 1:24 scale (approx 2 metres high) housed in a 40ft shipping container.

The tower blocks each serve a different function in the ESTATE and contain amusing scenes of mass social, economic and environmental devastation.

Tower block 1 contains residential Live-Work-Die units .

Tower block 2 is a multi-storey high security children’s prison.

Tower block 3 is a high-rise care home for the old, the dying and the dead.

Tower block 4 seems to have been some kind of spiritual centre for neo-pagan misbehaviour.

What is a DYSTOPIAN MODEL VILLAGE EXPERIENCE?

ESTATE is viewed by walking through a 40-foot shipping container to explore the tower blocks.

The experience includes smoke, strobe lighting, wind, loud noise, tiny TV broadcasts, and is suitable for children and adults over 5.

ESTATE has been designed so it can be toured and viewed in compliance with Covid-19 hygiene and social distancing measures, and has step-free access (wheelchair accessible).

What is the MdZ ESTATE Tour?

Jimmy Cauty’s ESTATE has been installed in a shipping container so it’s easy to move and deploy.

Our aim is to tour ESTATE across the UK to areas outside the typically well-provisioned centers, working with independently-run spaces, to reach audiences beyond the confines of galleries, to engage with local communities, bring joy and encourage creative critical discourse.

How do you become part of the MdZ ESTATE Tour?

A Municipal Disaster Zone inside a shipping container
Travelling to entertain the people
And to explore the meaning of
DISASTER – UTOPIA – COMMUNITY – HOME – ESTATE

If you are part of a defiant, hopeful & proactive community you could be the next hosts of Jimmy Cauty’s MdZ ESTATE Tour 2020-2021.

For the MdZ ESTATE Tour we need hosts and tour partners who can locate meaningful sites, facilitate and deploy the work there. 

This will involve a programme of ‘show times’ that need to be fully invigilated. Outside of ‘show times’ the container can be locked up and left unattended.

Whether an interested individual, community group, or arts organisation, if you want the MdZ ESTATE Tour to come to your area we will do our best to make it happen.

Please contact sophie@L-13.org for further information.

Where is ESTATE now?

MdZ ESTATE TOUR IN EDINBURGH
Hosted by Society of Spectacles and North Edinburgh Arts

Dates:
29th May – 26th June 2021

Location:
North Edinburgh Arts
15A Penywell Court
Edinburgh
EH4 4TZ

ESTATE is free to view but booking is essential.

Bookings via the link.

Click the image below to view the ESTATE in EDINBURGH page, which will be updated as the stop progresses.

Where has ESTATE been?

Click the images to find out more about past #MdZESTATETOUR stops

Lockdown or Full English??

ESTATE can be experienced in two modes – LOCKDOWN or FULL ENGLISH chosen on entry into the container.

LOCKDOWN MODE

The container is switched on and doors open, the lights and TVs are on inside the tower blocks, there is low level sound and some mist.

People can enter the container in small covid-safe groups or look through observation ports on the outside.

This mode is ideal for those wishing to explore the interiors of the tower blocks at their leisure. 

FULL ENGLISH MODE

On entering the container, a three-and-a-half minute sequence of noise, wind and smoke is activated.

This culminates with the arrival of an extremely loud and windy chinook helicopter, from which Amber Rudd makes authoritarian announcements.

This mode is ideal for those who have been brutally desensitised by The System.

At the end of the sequence all the smoke (and any infected airborne particles) is expelled through a vent by means of a very powerful centrifugal fan. 

The building of ESTATE

Two years in the making this highly detailed construction utilises over two tons of concrete and 3 miles of electrical cable.

Every one of the 1360 rooms on the ESTATE has been scratch made and then painstakingly vandalised by the artist.

The completion of ESTATE marks the third and final instalment in a decade-long series of miniature building projects by Jimmy Cauty, alongside A Riot in a Jam Jar (2011-2013) and The Aftermath Dislocation Principle (2014-2016)

 

BUILD BILLS

The build stage of ESTATE has been entirely self-funded through the making and selling of ESTATE merchandise and editions, and in particular, through the selling of Investment Folios in Live Work Die units in Tower block 1 and Social Impact Bonds in Tower block 2. Full details of all editions released thus far are listed below.

Many thanks to all those who have invested in ESTATE so far.

The MdZ ESTATE Tour will continue to be funded in much the same way, with the addition of match funding from tour hosts where possible.

We are also applying for Arts Council funding to be able to bring ESTATE to communities that want to host the work, so lack of local funds is not a barrier to hosting.

Keep up to date with MdZ ESTATE Tour

Every aspect of the project from the design stage through concrete moulding, final assembly and now the #MdZESTATETOUR has been recorded, catalogued and photographed on the dedicated Instagram account @towerblock1.

Follow the account for tour updates and join our mailing list.

THE ESTATE TOWERS

TOWERBLOCK 1

aka
ICENI HEIGHTS
Live, Work, Die Residential & Light Industrial Units

TOWERBLOCK 2

aka
HM PRISON CAMP DELTA-ZULU
Multi-storey, low-tech, low-cost Child Correctional Facility

TOWERBLOCK 3

aka
ROMAN POINT
High Rise Residential Care Home

TOWERBLOCK 4

aka
WATCH TOWER 4
A Neo-Pagan High-Rise Stone Circle


Editions

Editions released to date to fund the building of ESTATE 

To view available ESTATE editions go to the L-13 SHOP

Released on the occasion of
The MdZ ESTATE Tour in Edinburgh 29th May – 26th June 2021

LUCKY DIP MULTI COLOUR WAY screen-print on 1200 micron recycled grey pulp card

Lucky dip means we relieve you of the burden of choice. All the prints are perfect in their imperfect offsetting and amazing array of colours. We guarantee you will be happy with the one you are sent.

42 x 60 cm
Edition of 113
Signed and numbered by the artist

CHINOOK: Jimmy Cauty’s ‘Full English or Lockdown’ 12” Single

Performed by Shunt Resistor and the L-13 Light Industrial Orchestra.

This is the vinyl recording of the soundtrack to the MdZ ESTATE Tour’s most extreme experience: THE FULL ENGLISH

Described as being suitable for those who have been desensitised by The System this soundtrack is what you will hear on entering the MdZ ESTATE Tour container when set to the Full English Mode.

It is extremely loud and disorientating with alarming instructions from the Voice of Authority, Amber Rudd, as performed by Kate Alderton.

12” 45rpm black vinyl with rubber stamped white labels and Trigger Warning sticker on back.

Scroll down to watch the trailers below.

500 copies pressed, available in two options:

– Regular Edition: Record in reverse card mailer.

– Limited Edition:  Edition of 113 with a 3 colour screen print of the cover, signed and numbered by the artist. Printed by specially untrained technicians to include smears, smudges, dents and tears.

The signed and numbered 12” x 12” screen print is on 1200 micron grey pulp card and comes in multiple disorientating colour ways.

PLEASE NOTE: The Limited Screen Print Edition is a lucky dip item which will come in multiple random colour ways. As such you are relieved from the burden of choice and will be happy with what you get.

For the duration of the Lockdown and any other subsequent pandemic related ‘events’, Jimmy Cauty’s ESTATE is transmitting from a Parallel Universe

The portal for that Parallel Universe is currently located in Hull

The MdZ ESTATE Tour container must therefore remain in Hull until the Lockdown is lifted and normal operations in this dimension can be resumed

For those wishing to enter the Parallel Universe where ESTATE is transmitting from please buy this Signed Ltd Edition poster and wait for further instructions*

Poster Details
60 x 42 cm printed on 250 gsm matt laminated poster paper
Edition off 113 signed and numbered by the artist

* It is highly unlikely that any further instructions of any use (if any at all) will be issued

#MdZESTATETOUR ESSENTIAL WEAR

Released to mark the launch of the #MdZESTATETOUR in Stoke-On-Trent, September 2020.

1 colour screen print on 100% organic cotton T-shirt, housed in a custom labelled bag.

Available in a range to suit all the family:

ADULTS T-shirt:

Available in Red, Yellow, Grey or Black.
Sizes S-XXL.

KIDS T-shirt:

Available in Red or Yellow.
Sizes 3-13 years.

#MdZESTATETOUR SAFETY WEAR

ESSENTIAL SAFETY GEAR FOR VIEWING ESTATE AND OTHER WORKS.

“PROTECT & SURVIVE”

Released to mark the launch of the #MdZESTATETOUR in Stoke-On-Trent, September 2020.

One colour screen-print on EN ISO 20471 class 2 HIGH VIZ VEST in custom labelled envelope.

100% Polyester Fabric
Reflective Tape 2 Body Bands & Braces
Velcro fastening

Available in sizes Small – XXLarge.

BEWARE: HIGH VISIBILITY SAFETY WEAR DOES NOT GUARANTEE PROTECTION FROM POTENTIAL HARM. REMAIN VIGILANT AT ALL TIMES. GRASS ON YOUR NEIGHBOURS IF NECESSARY.

#MdZESTATETOUR SAFETY WEAR

ESSENTIAL SAFETY GEAR FOR VIEWING ESTATE AND OTHER WORKS.

“PROTECT & SURVIVE”

Released to mark the launch of the #MdZESTATETOUR in Stoke-On-Trent, September 2020.

One colour screen-print on 100% organic cotton face mask in custom labelled envelope.

Adjustable ear loops.

One size.

Non-medical grade.

BEWARE: BREATHING SAFETY WEAR DOES NOT GUARANTEE PROTECTION FROM POTENTIAL HARM. REMAIN VIGILANT AT ALL TIMES. AVOID SNEEZING IN YOUR SAFETY WEAR OR ON OTHERS.

TOWER BLOCK IDENTIFICATION FIELD POSTERS

Released to mark the launch of the #MdZESTATETOUR in Stoke-On-Trent, September 2020.

Hand-distressed and folded field poster as seen pasted on the side of the ESTATE container.

FIVE prints available:

Tower Blocks 1 to 4 Identification Print (all four Tower Blocks together)
Tower Block 1: Iceni Heights
Tower Block 2: HMP Camp Delta-Zulu
Tower Block 3: Roman Point
Tower Block 4: Watch Tower 4

Edition of 113 each
Stamped and numbered
53 X 72 cm

Please note: all prints come with folds, marks, smears and rips at NO EXTRA COST.

Released to mark the launch of the #MdZESTATETOUR in Stoke-On-Trent, September 2020.

Hand-distressed and folded field poster as seen pasted on the side of the ESTATE container.

Edition of 113
Stamped and numbered
53 X 72 cm

Please note: all prints come with folds, marks, smears and rips at NO EXTRA COST. 

Released on the completion of Jimmy Cauty’s ESTATE and a successful pre-tour TEST LAUNCH for INVESTORS, RESIDENTS and KEY WORKERS.

Multi-coloured screen prints on 1200 micron grey pulp card

Edition of 31
Each one is unique
Stamped, numbered and signed by the artist
43 x 60 cm

Only one available of each colourway -please do not be disappointed if the only one like is already SOLD.

Released on the completion of Jimmy Cauty’s ESTATE and a successful pre-tour TEST LAUNCH for INVESTORS, RESIDENTS and KEY WORKERS.

Hand-distressed and folded prints

Edition of 113
Stamped and numbered
52 X 70 cm

Please note: all prints come with folds, marks, smears and rips at NO EXTRA COST. 

Released on the completion of Jimmy Cauty’s ESTATE and a successful pre-tour TEST LAUNCH for INVESTORS, RESIDENTS and KEY WORKERS.

1 colour screen-print on 100% organic cotton T-shirt

Housed in a labelled bag.

Available in sizes S – XXL

The second 1:24 scale ESTATE in a Jam Jar, brought to you by BAE SYSTEMS : INTEGRATED OFFENDER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

INNOVATE SPECULATE INCARCERATE

BLOCKD TOILET in a Jam Jar as featured on
Wing H: Floor 9
CONFINEMENT AND EXPULSION: Zero Comfort Cells. Latrines and G4S Cleansing Systems.
Towerblock2 H M PRISON CAMP DELTA-ZULU

Edition of 9
Signed and numbered on the base by the Janitor/artist
Jam Jar measures 5cm x 8cm

Note: The contents and toilet blockage may vary according to what the Janitor has to hand when making each jam jar.

The first 1:24 scale ESTATE in a Jam Jar, brought to you by BAE SYSTEMS : INTEGRATED OFFENDER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

INNOVATE SPECULATE INCARCERATE

Naughty Seat in a Jam Jar as featured on
Wing E: Floor 12
Anti-Social Rehabilitation Zone & Integration Zone

Towerblock2 H M PRISON CAMP DELTA-ZULU

Edition of 31
Signed and numbered on the base by the Chief Prison Warden/artist
Jam Jar measures 6.5cm x 11cm

NOTE: Each model is individually made and will vary slightly from the one shown.

HM PRISON CAMP DELTA-ZULU Official Ltd Edition CRACKDOWN FOR CAPITAL GROWTH fine art print on premium prestige gloss canvas

Edition of ONLY 23 copies

Signed and numbered by the artist

61 x 43 cm

An ESTATE  Expression of Interest Marketing Brochure

Edition of 500 copies

In purchasing this brochure you will be expressing an interest in Social Impact Bonds for high yield companies providing services for Jimmy Cauty’s new tower block: HM PRISON CAMP DELTA-ZULU, a multi-storey child offender correctional facility. All services are run by Integrated Offender Management Systems, a subsidiary of BAE Systems.

INSPIRED PUNISHMENT

INNOVATE SPECULATE INCARCERATE

Upon purchasing a prospectus you will be sent a password to access the L-13 UnReal ESTATE Capital Investments department where you will be able to buy Social Impact Bonds.

Those investing in bonds will automatically become a BLOCK D BENEFACTOR, allocated a unit in the sector they have chosen, listed as patron to that unit and sent FOLIO TWO: the ESTATE BENEFACTOR Social Impact Bond Investment pack.

Making an expression of interest by purchasing this brochure does not commit you to making an investment, nor does it guarantee an investment in HM PRISON CAMP DELTA-ZULU and associated innovative service companies.

This brochure available in TWO Edition options.

Estate Edition
Numbered edition of 400
£11.30

Town Planner Edition
Signed and  numbered by the Town Planner
Edition of 100
£28.25

12 page saddle stitched brochure in 250 gsm corporate matt silk with 350 gsm cover in corporate velvet silk

21 cm x  21cm

Released on the occasion of the Inaugural TB1 ICENI HEIGHTS Resident’s Association Coffee Morning, 5th October 2019

Poster on matt 120gsm paper
42 x 59 cm
(A2 size)

Available in TWO Edition options

Regular Edition
Open Edition
Unsigned

Limited Edition
Edition of 50Signed and numbered by the artist

Commemorative LIVE WORK DIE mug in hand-stamped LIVE WORK DIE box

Released on the occasion of the Inaugural TB1 ICENI HEIGHTS Resident’s Association Coffee Morning, 5th October 2019

Featuring the ICONIC INNOVATIVE Estate Tower Block 1: ICENI HEIGHTS

INVEST IN HIGH YIELD
ICONIC CULTURAL COLLATERAL

TOWERBLOCK1
ICENI HEIGHTS 
RESIDENTIAL AND LIGHT INDUSTRIAL UNITS
NOW SELLING
ONLY 256 UNITS AVAILABLE

All investors receive a copy of the
ESTATE FOLIO INVESTMENT PACK

One investment pack issued per unit sold.

Each pack is 41 x 28 cm, bound in screen printed 3mm book board with a foiled wrap around band.

It contains:

  • The title deeds for a 99 year lease on your UNIT signed by THE TOWN PLANNER
  • The ESTATE Entropy Equation Poster signed by THE ARTIST
  • A TB1 Unit Identification Wall Chart (41 x 56cm folded) with your allocated UNIT marked on it
  • A TB1 Investment Unit Identification Card with a photograph of your UNIT
  • An exclusive invitation to view Towerblock1 ICENI HEIGHTS at the L-13 UnReal Estate  Marketing Suite
  • An ESTATE Iceni Heights Residents Association membership card

The units are priced as follows:

Unit with boarded up window: £75
Unit with window: £85
Unit with window and WC: £90
Unit with window and ambient light: £95
Unit with window and lightbulb(s): £100
Unit with window, lightbulb(s) and WC: £105
Unit with window and a TV: £125
Unit with window, lightbulb(s) and a TV: £150
Top floor Concrete Circle Penthouse: Property of The TOWN PLANNER

ESTATE Right to Buy Expression of Interest Marketing Brochure

Phase 1 Edition of 500 copies

In purchasing this brochure you will be placed on an exclusive list of those expressing an interest in Jimmy Cauty’s iconic innovation ESTATE and the Your Right to Buy Innovative Investment Initiative.

Only those expressing an interest in the Your Right to Buy Innovative Investment Initiative will be offered the opportunity of investing in Your Right to Buy.

Buy this brochure to express your interest in Your Right to Buy

An Expression of Interest does not guarantee an investment opportunity. Nor does it commit you to an investment opportunity.

On-plan and off-plan residential and light industrial investment units with high yield opportunities NOW SELLING.

ESTATE PHASE ONE IS COMPLETE 
THE MARKETING SUITE IS NOW OPEN

This brochure available in TWO Edition options.

Estate Edition
Numbered edition of 400
£10

Town Planner Edition
Signed and  numbered by the Town Planner
Edition of 100
£25

12 page saddle stitched brochure in 270 gsm corporate matt silk

21 cm x  21cm

ESTATE Fundraiser Print.

Edition of 113
Signed and numbered by the artist
Silver, blue & black screen print on 750 micron Recycled Grey Pulpboard
64 x 45 cm

BELIEVE IN THE RUINS

WE VALUE ICONIC LUXURY & INNOVATIVE LIFESTYLE SOLUTIONS
YOU VALUE ICONIC & INNOVATIVE INVESTMENT INITIATIVES
TOGETHER WE MOULD THE DERELICTION OF THE FUTURE

A COLLABORATIVE LIFESTYLE DISASTER
FROM THE L-13 LIGHT INDUSTRIAL WORKSHOP FLOOR TO YOUR WALL

AVAILABLE AT A MASSIVELY DISCOUNTED PRICE FOR ONE DAY ONLY

Specially made for the Art Car Boot Fair
16th SEPTEMBER 2018

Normally £250
Today £50

  • A raw, rough ‘n ready 6 colour screen-print In assorted colour-ways
  • Jimmy’s tower block, Jamie’s Boudica, Jimmy’s slogan, Jamie’s ransom note lettering
  • The edition includes all test prints, rejects, faults and anomalies
  • If you are lucky you will get a unique work
  • Printed and mistreated by L-13 Screen-print Solutions as instructed by the artists
  • Limited Edition of 350 signed and numbered by Jamie Reid and Jimmy Cauty
  • 400gsm Reverse Optimum Grey Backed White Lined Chipboard
  • 64 x 45 cm 
  • Housed in specially screen-printed portfolio/mailer

PRINTS COME PRE-PACKAGED
POT LUCK COLOUR-WAY and STATE OF PERFECTION/DERELICTION

THERE WILL BE NO CHOOSING, DELIBERATING OR BARGAINING

Choice is an illusion and you must play with the hand you are dealt. The illusion of choice causes stress. L-13 is dedicated to relieving stress. For this we do not allow you a choice of colour-way or allow you to worry about the condition of your print. We won’t even choose. All the prints will be sealed in a cardboard portfolio and you will be surprised and happy with what you receive, and the world will be at peace.

WARNING:
L-13 screen-prints are not slick lifestyle products: more the work of vandals,  hooligans and artists than interior designers. These prints have the requisite amount of misprint and offsetting, overprinting and physical abrasion. They may be dirty and torn with staple holesadditional finger prints, smudges, and other marks that bare testimony to their making. The hip will find this beautiful and the squares will find it abhorrent.

Released to fund upcoming project:
ESTATE – A TOWN PLANNING DIRECTIVE
BY JIMMY CAUTY

One colour hand-pulled screen print on 100% heavyweight cotton t-shirt

  • Comes folded in a brown envelope with ESTATE presentation label
  • Available in a range of colours
  • Made in small batches of limited quantities until the L-13 sweatshop workers strike or get bored of the given colours/designs after which options will be removed without notice
  • T-shirts come with additional finger prints, smudges, misprints and other marks that bear the evidence of their making as deemed appropriate by the specially untrained L-13 technicians
  • T-shirts must be ironed before washing or the design will disintegrate upon contact with water
  • Regular Fit on 100% heavyweight cotton
  • TPD 446 A TOWN PLANNING DIRECTIVE on front with ESTATE on reverse