A thought-provoking artwork comes to Macc in November. Housed in a graffitied 40ft shipping container, The Aftermath Dislocation Principle (or the #ADPRiotTour) is a miniature world full of irreverent, post-apocalyptic scenes created by artist Jimmy Cauty (from 90s duo The KLF). This artwork was originally part of Banksy's Dismaland Experience in Weston-super-Mare in 2015 and was shown at the Royal Academy in London this summer. With your support this unorthodox artwork will be outside B&M Bargains in Macclesfield from Tuesday 15th to Monday 21st November to continue the town’s cultural revolution. The container is internally lit from 11am-7pm so visitors can view the interior townscape through the peep holes all around. If we exceed our target, we will also fund free, activities and happenings by local artists on the square alongside the container (eg placard workshops) to excite the imagination, inspire and entertain people of all ages.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Why should you support this? • Nationally acclaimed artwork by high profile conceptual artist, Jimmy Cauty. • Puts Macclesfield on the cultural map again (where else in Cheshire could this happen?). • An intriguing and unmissable reason to visit the town. • Brings attention and drives footfall to a neglected area. • An artwork with broad appeal to all ages and backgrounds. • Easily accessible, inviting and inclusive – art in a car park. • Artist Jimmy Cauty will talk publicly about his work outside B&M. • Connects and galvanises some of Macclesfield’s brightest and bravest artists, makers and wordsmiths. • This artwork enables the retelling of the 1812 Potato Riot and other stories from Macclesfield’s history, enriching and deepening our understanding of the place we love. • Funds a free pamphlet revealing Macclesfield’s heritage of protest and dissent. • Brings a slice of Banksy's Dismaland to Macc - making us think, smile and we hope have fun!
Steps to get it done:
Please help make this happen and give as much as you can. We have some riotous rewards: £10 gets a ticket to private opening party at Mash Guru, Back Wallgate, Tues 15 Nov with dissent, music and Jimmy Cauty himself (100 only, one per pledger) OR AdpRiotTour Guidebook (first ed) OR AdpRiotTour 23 post-riot Postcard Pack; £20 gets a AdpRiotTour t-shirts OR alternative t-shirt; £50 gets a limited edition (20) woodcut print inspired by 1812 riot from artist Ralph McGaul; £100 (before 9th Nov) gets your name/company on a bespoke banner alongside the container, 2 VIP tickets for opening party - incl Molotov cocktails! Pledge £150 for huge thank you, any one of the above and a sack of heritage potatoes, the same variety as hurled in Macc's 1812 riot (possibly...). For £200 a limited edition Riot in a Jam Jar: 'Snowy? No, not seen him today' limited edition (20), signed by the artists Jimmy Cauty (with cert of authenticity). If we reach our target we'll be in touch with your reward!
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Thousands have been to see #ADPRiotTour shipping container since it landed outside B&M last Tuesday! Artist Jimmy Cauty switched it on as part of great launch event and has been really pleased with the public engagement. Poet Ailsa Holland (both pictured) has been running placard-making workshops all week. Along with art lovers and unsuspecting shoppers, visitors have come from all over the north-west to see it. And its not over yet...
The #ADPRiotTour hits Macc from tomorrow 11am. Come down at 6.30pm for a domestic commotion (drumming), shipping 'launch' (by the Mayor) and who knows what else. Then a launch party at Mash Guru at 7pm (for those who have a ticket - its sold out) to hear artist Jimmy Cauty, words and music. Thank you all for helping make this happen. (Queries to email@example.com)
Jimmy Cauty's giant ADP container arrives Monday evening in Exchange St car park and is open(ie lights switched on inside) 11am-7pm 15th-21st Nov. A special pamphlet tells the story of Macc's 1812 riot. All welcome to join the fun Tue evening: 6.30pm riotous drumming on household appliances and a 'launch'. 7.30pm ADP party at Mash with the artist, music and spoken word (tickets £10 towards the cause from firstname.lastname@example.org). Saturday 19th is full of activities, from placard-making (12-3pm), poems for a Potato Riot, discussion, a food-raiser, a walking game, a KLF tribute and more. See facebook event page for details. Thanks so much for helping make it happen, Jane, Ailsa, Neil and Lynne