Jun 11, 2016

Moore visited Dismaland installation by Jimmy Cauty

The Northants Herald and Post reported that on the 9th of June Alan Moore visited Aftermath Dislocation Principle, the art installation created by artist Jimmy Cauty for Bansky's Dismaland which has been pulled into a car park in Northampton.
 
From Cauty's site: "Housed in a 40 ft shipping container, The Aftermath Dislocation Principle (ADP) is a monumental post-riot landscape in miniature. This dystopian model village is set somewhere in Bedfordshire, where only the police and media teams remain in an otherwise deserted, wrecked and dislocated land – all in 1:87 scale and viewed through peepholes in the side of the container."
Moore was amazed by the installation and told the Northants Herald and Post that it was one of the best he had ever seen. "This is up there among the best, without a doubt," he said. "This is a brilliant expression of modern England. I think that it is a really brave piece of work and a really serious piece of art."

"[...] What Jimmy's installation shows is a very credible, possible outcome for the real world that we live in. [...] The biggest issues are that we have an environmental crisis that is getting worse - the longer we continue to do nothing about it. 

We have a global crisis where you've got post-national movements like ISIS which are arising from our very complex global situation. We have a world that is changing around us more rapidly than any others can keep up with. 

There is a very strong sense that the people in control in the world, the people in control of the money, that their main programme is to accumulate more money at whatever cost. So in a situation like that, which seems to be insistent upon propagating itself, then that will inevitably end up in a situation like this - which Cauty has depicted perfectly."

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