In a move that smells perilously close to performance art, pop group KLF
burned one million English pounds, and videotaped the bonfire to give it an
arty flair. The inferno was ignited on the island of Jura, with islanders
being the first audience for the tape, shot by KLF roadie Gimpo. Apparently
the band set up a foundation for struggling artists three years ago, but were
unhappy with the results, and felt the money would be better spent by some
lighter fluid and a match. So they had their accountant withdraw a million
pounds in notes, and flew with the two suitcases of money to the island on a
chartered plane. The videotaping was not planned in advance (yeah sure), but
is getting the band some notoriety -- it's first screening is scheduled for a
Glasgow pub, and further shows are to be held in Dublin, Bristol, and London.
No word on the price of admission.