Carnage on the streets of Cardiff

May 16, 2016 by

Carnage on the streets of Cardiff

– 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

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Cardiff 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- 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 2016 AdpRiotTour launched with a Private View at the Bruton Art Factory in Somerset (23rd April), then moveds swiftly on to Bristol’s Trinity Centre for the People for Mayday an dincluded the Anarchist’s Book Fair and the centre’s annual garden party. Then it will travel down to Exeter for the city’s annual Art Week, where it will be shown as part of the NOSE programme and is now on its way to o Cardiff.

The Adp Riot Tour hits the Llandaff Campus of Cardiff Metropolitan University on 16th– 22nd May 2016, showcasing a vast diorama detailing the aftermath of a major disturbance – something that Cardiff has itself experienced in 1911, 1919 and most recently, in the 1991 Ely Bread Riots. It then goes to the Merthyr Rising festival and continues touring.

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.

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