In the world’s greatest display of “performance art,” 33 hipsters allowed themselves to be roasted alive for the sake of art.
We here at this site pay homeage to their wisdom and to their sacrifice. They put their bodies in the flames of hell for ART.
What amazing kids.
But the most amazing of all is their guru, their leader, Derrick Ion Almena. The mystery man who is mysteriously mystery meat.
Meet the greatest artist in the history of the world.
Excerpt from the Daily Mail
A friend of Derick Ion Almena claims the venue operator was so ‘arrogant’ that he brushed off any fears surrounding his ‘amazing’ art space.
Danielle Boudreaux, who has known Almena and his wife Micah Allison for eight years, even claims one visitor to the warehouse – known as the Oakland Ghost Ship – was so concerned about the state of the property that she told her fire-fighter husband who arranged for an immediate fire inspection.
She claims the local fire department carried out an inspection two years ago and warned Almena of several fire safety violations, branding the warehouse a ‘tinder box’ – but still nothing was done.
At least 33 people perished at a rave on Friday night at the structure, with many more still missing.
Shortly after the blaze Almena wrote on Facebook to say he and his wife Micah and their three children were okay and then moaned about losing his furniture in the tragedy.
He wrote: ‘Confirmed. Everything I worked so hard for is gone. Blessed that my children and Micah were at a hotel and safe and sound…it’s as if I have awoken from a dream filled with opulence and hope… to be standing now in poverty of self worth.’
This comes as a worrying picture begins to emerge of life inside the Ghost Ship, where several people are believed to live, some in an indoor ‘RV park’.
Visitors have described a squalid scene where cat faeces and used condoms litter the limited floor space, junk and ‘art’ is piled high in every room, nails protrude from stairs made out of old pallets, brick work crumbles in the walls and drug use rife among the party goers who came and went.
Cat poo in a litter box is one thing, but littering the floor is another. The used condoms and cat poo were probably just someone’s idea of artistic expression. You know how those crazy artists are.
Artists everywhere should be thankful that Derrick Ion cooked up this little Spirit Cooking scheme as the ultimate in artistic expression. Cat poo and used condoms are for second rate artists. It takes a real artist to sacrifice his followers to the gods of art.
And DailyMail.com has also spoken to the nanny who worked for Almena and his wife Micah who tells how the couple would disappear to wild parties for five nights at a time leaving her to care for their three children.
Almena’s insensitive Facebook posts sparked outrage on Saturday and Boudreaux told DailyMail.com that he had repeatedly ignored pleas to make the place safer.
She said: ‘When people told him it was a deathtrap, he would laugh. In Derick’s mind he was creating this amazing art space, and everything going on there was the most amazing thing ever.
Hey, leave these people alone. They are artists, after all. They should not have to be required to live by the rules that us proles live by. They are superior. We have no right to judge them.
Art–it’s such a beautiful thing.
‘I was disgusted by his Facebook post, but it was typical Derick. People were saying ‘maybe he didn’t know people were dead at that time’, no he knew.
‘I’m telling you anybody who was upstairs, if there was a fire started anywhere downstairs, the likelihood of you being able to get out of that building is slim to none. ‘And there were no fire alarms, no sprinklers, nothing.’
As Derrick serves out his life term in prison, the art world will trek to San Quentin to say “Hi guy. Thanks for all you did for art.”