Eddie Lock

Eddie Lock

James Cauty

James Cauty

James  Cauty  is a British artist and musician born in Liverpool, England. Cauty is best known as one half of the hitmaking duo The KLF as co-founder of The Orb and a leading innovator in the birth of the ambient house genre; and as the man who burnt a million pounds.

In 2004, Cauty installed a gift shop, Blackoff, at the Aquarium Gallery, based on the government's Preparing for Emergencies leaflet. The installation included 'terror aware' items such as 'terror tea towels', 'attack hankies' and 'bunker-buster jigsaw puzzles' (missing one piece). He commented, "The gift shop becomes the place we can explore our branding ideas, cash for trash — it represents the futility and the glory of it all."

In October 2008, Cauty opened an exhibit at the Aquarium in collaboration with his teenage son, Cauty produced work across a range of media that highighted the violence present in cartoons. 25% of proceeds go to Amnesty International.

In June 2011 he held a public exhibition at L-13 entitled A Riot in a Jam Jar consisting primarily of a series of scale dioramas depicting violent confrontations between British rioters and police, each contained within an inverted glass jar.