Artwork from Banksy installation visits Super Sausage in 40ft shipping container
An artwork that was part of Banksy's critically-acclaimed Dismaland project has been displayed in the car park of a Northampton greasy spoon.
Aftermath Dislocation Principle Riot is a ‘model village gone wrong’ that depicts in miniature - inside a shipping container - what might happen if only police officers and media teams were left following an unspecified disaster, possibly a catastrophic riot.
Today people were invited to the Super Sausage cafe’s car park - off St Andrew’s Road - where they could view the scene through dozens of peepholes drilled in the container’s sides.
Some of the 1:87 scale officers are enjoying themselves at McDonalds, others hang out near a celebrity gallows, while the Duchess of Cambridge awaits evacuation.
Tour manager Bruce Traynor said: “We would like people to leave laughing and wondering and pondering.
“We don’t want people to think a particular thing, just make them think.”
Northampton was chosen as a stop on the tour because it is one of the places in the country where a riot has taken place, specifically in 1874 in the Market Square.
About 7,000 people fought police after an election campaign by radical atheist Charles Bradlaugh.
World famous graphic novelist and Spring Boroughs resident Alan Moore, who took a look for himself, said: “It’s wonderful that we have here art that’s not in an unapproachable gallery, it’s art for real people.”
The container was supposed to come to Northampton Market Square but the borough council blocked it on Saturday.
The council has been asked for a comment.