The Aftermath Dislocation Principle
Visiting Newcastle for the first time as part of the UK Riot tour, Cauty’s The Aftermath Dislocation Principle ( ADP 1 ) is a ‘model village’ of unrest. A 40ft shipping container held a 1:87 scale dystopian cityscape, a vast post-apocalyptic landscape sited somewhere in Bedfordshire – a mythical middle England.
Artist Bio: James Francis Cauty aka Jimmy Cauty, is a British artist, born in Merseyside on 19 December 1956. He did not attend any music or art collage but over the past 40 years Cauty has distinguished himself as a musician, record producer, artist and cultural provocateur through fusions of high art, low art and popularist mediums sometimes to spectacular effect. His roguish and voluble approach has earned him a cult following for work that remains radical, responsive and darkly comical.
Hidden Civil War was a month long programme of events and exhibitions across Newcastle upon Tyne that exposed, collated and presented evidence of a Hidden Civil War in Britain today. Hidden Civil War, a collaborative project, commissioned by The NewBridge Project and developed in partnership with East St Arts, Hands on Film Lab, Metal, Paper Rhino, Mark Donne, Taryn Edmonds, Chris Erskine, Julia Heslop, Beth Ramsay, Julie Tomlin, Vicky Ward and Aisha Zia. Hidden Civil War was delivered with the support of partner venues; Cobalt Studios, Tyne Theatre, Summerhill Bowling Club and The Cumberland Arms. Accompanying publication, The Precariat is produced by Paper Rhino.