Giant's Causeway Flags
Would you pay £150,000 to have an area of outstanding natural beauty despoiled by more than 100 flags? That's what the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board have done, coughing up £75,000 each to pay German "artist" Hans Peter Kuhn to create an art installation thingy called Flags at the Giant's Causeway (CLICK). The flags are red on one side and yellow on the other, so they appear to change colour as the wind varies. Wow! At roughly £1,500 each, they should do something more than just hang there limply. This brings me to the asinine quote of the month: "What Hans Peter has achieved is having a conversation with the rocks themselves” (Cian Smyth, London 2012 creative programmer). Some achievement! Complete insanity.