Fans to watch £1m go up in smoke- Library of Mu
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- Title: Fans to watch £1m go up in smoke
- Date: 04 November, 1995
- Journal: The Scotsman
- Author: Lynn Cochrane
- Type of resource: News items
- Status: original
- No. views: 2883
- Description: K Foundation plans surprise for Glaswegian football fans; Mark Hawker told the Scotsman about the plans (although of course they never happened)
Fans to watch £1m go up in smoke
By Lynn Cochrane (04 November, 1995, The Scotsman)
Trans: Stuart Young
Source: The Scotsman
Art: K Foundation plans surprise for Glaswegian football fans
Celtic and rangers football fans will be asked to consider more than
their teams fortunes today when two of the music world's most
controversial figures stage a bizarre stunt in Glasgow public houses.
The art agents-provocateurs Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty of the K
Foundation will be screening, in bars frequented by the rival
supporters, a film showing the infamous occasion when they burnt
£1 million on Jura.
"Bill and Jimmy will just be talking to the fans, asking them what
they think really happened that night on Jura.
"They were thinking of asking Celtic fans what Rangers fans might
make of it and vice versa," a spokesman for the group, Mark Hawker,
Mr Hawker said the pair planned simply to turn up at Celtic and
Rangers fans' haunts, which he would not name, armed with a film and
projector. The film, Watch the K Foundation Burn A Million Quid, is
said to question the role of money in modern art.
Drummond and Cauty, both notoriously shy about granting interviews,
wanted to show up at Barlinnie, but Mr Hawker said plans for the
prison screening had fallen through. He added that the pair would be
making an appearance at Glasgow Green's bonfire celebrations
He said: "For the first time there will be two bonfires on Glasgow
[the rest of the article was the usual summary of their career]
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