Ghost Ship of State: A Performance is a collaboration between writer Joan Harvey and visual artist Natascha Seideneck. The poem, written by Harvey, responds to the dual shock of the 2016 elections and the fire three weeks later at the Ghost Ship, an artist collective in a converted Oakland warehouse that killed 36 young people. To Harvey, these events seemed to portend the onset of a national trauma, an insight that was all too prescient. Musical realization by Farrell Lowe and Dave Willey and sung by Elena Camerin Young and Tom Weiser in a performance that celebrates and mourns the innocent lives lost in the Ghost Ship fire while grieving the current tragedy confronting the nation.
Reception to follow with a performance by punk rock band Rocket Dust (Monica Ward, Dan and Kelly Merrick)
$10 suggested donation