TomServo wrote:The fact that whats his name tried to burn down Grace Cathedral after his little burning man stunt, clearly shows he's an attention whore. I prefer not to think about the little shit, rather the miracle that DPW pulled out of their ass, after the premature ejaculation.
But the OP says it was all about money.
Friend of mine built a large installation in 1999 -- by himself, but he's a big guy with his own truck. After his piece got prematurely torched he was an emotional mess, due to the obvious circumstance of having been fucked over by some anonymous asshole, as well as having lost a lot of objects of purely intrinsic value that were melted beyond recognition, that he meant to remove before his burn. I'd say the cost was incalculable.
In Dadara's view, did it matter? It was going to be burned anyway, so the end value would simply have been the cost of DPW making a clean-up project out of it. Actually, I think the artist cleaned up the site himself.
There might be room for discussion of money wrt to Burning Man, but using court evidence from one particular criminal case in 2007, while ignoring the broad subjective impact of the arson, might result in a pretty myopic focus. I'd love to see someone speak honestly about the cost of all the hand-holding and actual money that goes into coddling artists at Burning Man -- can't really do that myself, the event pretty much broke me in 2004 so I don't have the inside view that I once had. DPW people don't browse the eplaya much.