The Aftermath Dislocation Principle

The Aftermath Dislocation Principle

The Aftermath Dislocation Principle (ADP) is a 1:87 scale model housed in a 40ft shipping container.

Viewed through small industrial observation ports built into the sides, the ADP is a vast post-riot landscape in miniature – a dystopian model village at 1:87 scale where only the police and media crews remain in an otherwise deserted, wrecked and dislocated land.

It is exquisitely made, extraordinarily detailed, and offers a feast of visual and conceptual experience from the comedic to the alarming. Each observation port offering a new view and fresh perspective of the scene inside, all set to the buzz of tiny police radio static, roaming spotlights and constant chaotic flash of emergency vehicle strobes.


The ADP model housed in a container and viewed this way is a highly effective presentational device, but also, perhaps more importantly, it can travel as a totally self-contained, off-grid, weatherproof, vandal-proof artwork.

To this effect the ADP spent 2016 travelling the UK visiting 36 sites of historic rioting around the country.

Through this tour the ADP became more than the sum of its parts as it was traveled to a diverse range of socio-political and geographical sites. At each stop on the tour the ADP was greeted with a an array of creative responses from people, from unsanctioned graffiti to poetry readings, gigs, community events, publications, and artworks each commemorating local instances of political dissent, civil disobedience and protest.

Since then the ADP has continued to tour riot sites of the world in this manner – on the WORLD RIOT TOUR from now until the end of time*.

* The ADP has returned from Tasmania and is currently in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Click on the World Riot Tour image below for further information.