"Inivators" recreate London student riots in Possible Damage exhibition at Rivington Place

By Ben Miller | 18 March 2011
A photo of a red fire extinguisher lying on its side
Remnants from riots at Rivington Place
Exhibition: Possible Damage, Rivington Place, London, until May 14 2011
 
“Shortly after the first of the student protests here in London, at Millbank, we realised that something had happened – something that had precipitated events that we found ourselves unsure of,” says a statement by the Inivators, a Youth Advisory Board attached to the gallery who sound almost as militant as all those outraged loan-seekers.

“Since this time, we have established ourselves as archivists and investigators of the realm of possible damage to come. The precarious nature of the objects and documents that have found their way into our hands have dubious and sometimes speculative origins.”

Bringing together a load of found, donated and created objects throwing up memories of the combative demonstrations witnessed in the capital recently, their “archive” is an attempt to subjectively order and catalogue the chaos, working in collaboration with performance artist Tania El Khoury for the display and a series of accompanying events including a public intervention and interactive performances.

The show has been made partly in response to the current I, The Undersigned exhibition by Lebanese artist Rabih Mroué at the gallery.

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