Annebella Pollen's invited article to The Conversation considers the activities of the bestselling rock band KLF who, as the K Foundation, controversially burned a million pounds in cash on a remote Scottish island in 1994. The K Foundation were unable to explain why they had burned the money - which amounted to all the profits they had made from their years in the music business - and declared a 23 year moratorium on the subject. The 23 years expired on 23 August 2017, when Pollen took part in a public hearing in Liverpool, alongside an economist, artists and journalists, in pursuit of the answer. The article provides a short history of the band, an account of the 2017 event, and personal reflections on Pollen's winning proposition.
|Publisher||The Conversation Trust, UK|
|Place of Publication||The Conversation|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Aug 2017|