Loading...

What's On → Platform

Jimmy Cauty’s ESTATE

29 Jun 2021 → 30 Jul 2021
Various times
Adults and children age 5yrs+
Free | booking essential

Platform is delighted host Jimmy Cauty’s new installation, ESTATE, which will be taking up a month-long residency at The Bridge car park, Easterhouse, from Tuesday 29 June to Friday 30 July 2021.

ESTATE is a dystopian model village experience featuring four abandoned concrete tower blocks at 1:24 scale (around 2 metres high) housed in a 40-foot shipping container. Two years in the making, ESTATE’s highly detailed construction utilises over two tons of concrete and three miles of electric cable. Each of the 1,360 rooms on the ESTATE has been meticulously made from scratch before being painstakingly vandalised. The tower blocks each serve a different function in the ESTATE and contain amusing scenes of mass social, economic and environmental devastation. You are invited to move through the 40-foot shipping container to explore the tower blocks.

ESTATE marks the third and final instalment in a decade-long series of miniature building projects by Jimmy Cauty, and follows A Riot in a Jam Jar (2011-2013) and The Aftermath Dislocation Principle (2014-2016), which was presented at Platform in November 2016.

BOOKING DETAILS
Free - booking in advance is essential

Tuesdays, 2pm – 8pm
Wednesdays, 10am – 4pm
Thursdays, 2pm – 8pm

ESTATE has been designed so it can be toured and viewed in compliance with Covid-19 hygiene and social distancing measures.
1 ticket permits up to a maximum of 6 people from the same social bubble in pre-booked 10-minute slots scheduled every 15-minutes.

  • The exhibition is wheelchair accessible
  • Visitors are asked to wear a mask
  • Hand sanitiser will be available before entering
  • All visitors to adhere to social distancing rules
  • Suitable for adults and children over age 5
  • The experience includes smoke, strobe lighting, wind, loud noise, tiny TV broadcast

If you have any questions, please contact: info@platform-online.co.uk

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

PUBLICATION: SCHEMING by Joey Simons

Newly launched in July 2021, SCHEMING - a new mini publication by writer Joey Simons and an Easterhouse response to ESTATE - a dystopian model village by KLF founder Jimmy Cauty. On show at Platform until 30 July 2021, the experience features four abandoned concrete tower blocks at 1:24 scale (around 2 metres high) housed in a 40-foot shipping container.

Inspired by the history of community newspapers, pamphlets and leaflets found in archives of the past, SCHEMING was created by Joey with contributions from locals. An energetic response that touches on the history of Easterhouse and Glasgow as a whole, offering a fascinating histor­ical insight that is thought provoking, rooted with people and place. Available as a hand out at when viewing ESTATE and you can also read it HERE.

In 2016 Joey penned a response for The Aftermath Dislocation Principle tour and has since undertook extensive research into the radical history of Easterhouse including the creation of a publication dedicated to the work of Freddy Anderson. You can read Let Us Act For Ourselves here. Joey’s research has led to his vast knowledge of Easterhouse, in particular, its housing history, sifting through archive boxes in Mitchell Library and others in neighbourhoods across Glasgow.


/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

MERCHANDISE
There is a limited amount of MdZEstate Tour available to purchase when you visit ESTATE.
All sales of items cover the costs of the tour. We can only take online card payments, no cash.

If you would like to purchase an item and would like it to be posted to you, please email: info@platform-online.co.uk

Jimmy Cauty MdZ ESTATE Tour GLASGOW Full Scottish Screen Print // £75.00
SPECIAL GLASGOW PRICE: £75 increases to £150 when the stop ends

LUCKY DIP MULTI COLOUR WAY screen-print on 1200 micron recycled grey pulp card~
Lucky dip means we relieve you of the burden of choice. All the prints are perfect in their imperfect offsetting and amazing array of colours. We guarantee you will be happy with the one you are sent.

42 x 60 cm
Edition of 113
Signed and numbered by the artist

Jimmy Cauty MdZ ESTATE Tour Safety Bandana Face Shield // £13.00
Polyester bandana/face shield in custom labelled envelope.
Extremely versatile safety-wear.
Use as a mask, hair accessory, headband, etc.

Jimmy Cauty MdZ ESTATE Hi-Viz Vest // £20.00
Released to mark the launch of the #MdZESTATETOUR in Stoke-On-Trent, September 2020.
One colour screen-print on EN ISO 20471 class 2 HIGH VIZ VEST in custom labelled envelope.

Jimmy Cauty Disaster Zone RED KIDS T-shirt // £15.00
Released to mark the launch of the #MdZESTATETOUR in Stoke-On-Trent, September 2020.
1 colour screen print on 100% organic cotton T-shirt, housed in a custom labelled bag.

Jimmy Cauty Disaster Zone YELLOW KIDS T-shirt // £15.00
Released to mark the launch of the #MdZESTATETOUR in Stoke-On-Trent, September 2020.
1 colour screen print on 100% organic cotton T-shirt, housed in a custom labelled bag.

SPECTACLE the MdZ ESTATE Tour Programme for EDINBURGH // £20
Published on the occasion of The MdZ ESTATE Tour in Edinburgh 29th May – 26th June 2021 by the Society of Spectacles in association with Show and Tell Editions and North Edinburgh Arts.

A 32pp full colour brochure with laminated covers – there is a Jimmy Cauty interview as well as many images of ESTATE, new writings for the first time in years from Laura Hird and Gordon Legge, a consideration of life in the towers of Liverpool by Neil Cooper and urban inspired works by Alex Allan in an art section.

Jimmy Cauty: ESTATE MARKETING TB2 Social Impact Bonds Prospectus // £5.00

In purchasing this brochure you will be expressing an interest in Social Impact Bonds for high yield companies providing services for Jimmy Cauty’s new tower block: HM PRISON CAMP DELTA-ZULU, a multi-storey child offender correctional facility. All services are run by Integrated Offender Management Systems, a subsidiary of BAE Systems.

Jimmy Cauty MdZ ESTATE Tour GLASGOW A2 Poster // £5.00

Choice of three A2 posters on bond paper:

  1. DISASTER ZONE
  2. LOCKDOWN OR FULL SCOTTISH?
  3. THIS MODEL VILLAGE IS QUARANTINED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

£5 per A2 Poster

#MdZEstateTour

Image credits: Lead image and image 1 - 8 are of ESTATE at Platform. Images by Coulson & Tennant. All other images: L-13 Light Industrial Workshop. Images are from the Stoke-on-Trent leg of ESTATE

Dates and times
29 June until 30 July 2021.

Tuesdays, 2pm – 8pm
Wednesdays, 10am – 2pm
Thursdays, 2pm – 8pm

ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Additional info

JIMMY CAUTY

Spanning over 40 years, Jimmy Cauty’s diverse career has seen him noise things up as musician, record producer, artist, cultural provocateur and model village builder. Cauty was a founding member of The JAMS, The Orb, The KLF and the K Foundation. From experimental sonic weapons to anti Iraq War postage stamps to dystopian model villages, Cauty’s work combines dissent, cultural subversion and gleeful levels of high humour. In 2013, Cauty completed The Aftermath Dislocation Principle, a vast 1:87 scale model landscape which has been looted, destroyed and is devoid of life other than 3000 model police attending the apocalyptic aftermath.

L-13 LIGHT INDUSTRIAL WORKSHOP
A creative platform, spiritual home and technical epicentre for a distinct group of artists, both individually and in collaboration. Founded in 2003 by artist Steve Lowe, L-13 develop projects both ambitious and diminutive, publish books, make prints and other artwork editions, convert impractical artistic visions to reality, promote a playful polemical spirit to irritate, offend and delight. L-13 explores alternative viewpoints and radical strategies, never passively presenting art where more dynamic engagements can be implemented. In 2016, L-13 co-ordinated Jimmy Cauty’s ADP Riot Tour. In 2015, the ADP was installed in Banksy’s Dismaland in Weston Super Mare before being housed in a 40-foot shipping container and touring more than 35 sites of historical rioting and public dissent in the UK.

Produced by L-13 Light Industrial Workshop, ESTATE forms part of L-13’s UK-wide MdZ ESTATE Tour, which has already been seen in Hull and Stoke-on-Trent.

ESTATE was at at North Edinburgh Arts Centre in partnership with Society of Spectacles until 26 June.

A programme for ESTATE Edinburgh, SPECTACLE, is available at societyofspectacles.com featuring a Jimmy Cauty interview as well as many images of ESTATE, new writings for the first time in years from Laura Hird and Gordon Legge, a consideration of life in the towers of Liverpool by Neil Cooper and urban inspired works by Alex Allan in an art section.

You can purchase a copy of the limited edition publication SPECTACLE in person when you visit ESTATE, or purchase online here

PRESS

The Skinny
The Scotsman
Snack Magazine
Louder Than War
The Drouth
Bella Caledonia
Artmag UK
BBC Reporting Scotland
Is This Music?

Visual Arts