Ghost Ship Halloween

is a unique event not only because of the amazing setting and music, but because dozens of production artists work for almost a month to produce artwork that can only be seen for the one night of the show.  

STAY TUNED IN FOR OUR EXPANDED 2016 ARTIST EXTRAVAGANZA!

2015 PAST featured artists:

CHARON • by • Peter Hudson • Charon-Hudson-sm-ghostship

A three-dimensional stroboscopic zoetrope built to resemble and rotate in the same kinetic fashion as a ferris wheel, 32′ high
and features twenty rowing skeleton figures representing the mythological character, Charon, who carries souls of the newly deceased across the river Styx. Peter Hudson is a San Francisco visual artist who channels his technical and set design experience, childlike curiosity, and creative passion into life-size stroboscopic zoetropes.

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GILLY • by • Orion Fredericks • Copy of 10-31_GhostshipHalloween2014-0153

Recently folding space, Gilloptourous Corvus will materialize at this years Ghost Ship at pier 70. “Gilly” is an alien yet lifelike sexy stainless steel sculpture reaching 21′ long and 15′ high. It breaths fire from both of its mouths and along its back. This multicolored, hallucinogenic fire reaches temperatures in excess of 1200 degrees with a fearsome growl.

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FIRMAMENT • by • Christopher Schardt •

A 42′ tall tower suspending a 10′ high, 52′ diameter dome of 21,600 LEDs, each individually controllable by an iPad app. Animated images of shooting stars, Hubble photos, aurora borealis, and various visions of heaven are displayed while classical music
seals a soothing environment below. For those seeking refuge from blaring art cars and thumping stages, there was always an LED lightshow set to the soothing sounds of classical music.
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EPOD • by • Michael Christian & Dallas Swindle •

Epod is a 21ft tall by 24ft wide human-powered steel sculpture. Surrounded by a 30×30 barricade, participation is controlled by staffed ques and safety signage. Michael Christian & Dallas Swindle have led the large scale art installation movement in the bay area, Burning Man, and beyond. Their work can be seen at festivals,
public parks, private docks and galleries all over the US & Canada.

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FUTURE’S PAST  • by • Kate Radenbusch • FuturePast hajIMG_1103 copy

Future’s Past is a modern ruin, an architectural artifact found in the future. Once built as a monument to technological progress, this pyramid of system circuitry has been abandoned through unchecked consumptive collapse, but reclaimed by the resilience of natural forces, and evolved consciousness, symbolically represented by the roots of a sacred Bodhi tree, a symbol of Siddhartha’s seat of enlightenment, and our own. The laser-cut welded steel sculpture reaches 24 feet in height and weighs 7,000 pounds. This we also know: Action– or inaction– in this face of global change is the fulcrum on which the survival of a species rests. To be an active participant in the present moment is the only way to shape what is to come. Our Future’s Past is now.

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THUNDERDOME • by • Deathguild •Thunderdome Ghost_Ship_Halloween_017_MishaKutuzov

Death Guild is bringing the THUNDERDOME! Famous for years on the Burning Man playa, a faithful recreation of the battle dome from Mad Max and a legendary symbol of post-apocalyptic badassery is now coming to Ghost Ship Halloween. Performances & Participation nightly!

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DustCityDiner_Ghost_Ship_Halloween_035_MishaKutuzovDUST CITY DINER  • by • David Cole &
Michael Brown •

The Diner is a recreated magical 40s style experience, complete with a quilted stainless steel backsplash, red leather stools, chrome finishes, Andrews Sisters on the radio, billowed and bouffanted waitresses and of course — blue plate specials. Enjoy a bite to eat, cup of coffee – just like the diner down the street use to serve with a big helping of sassiness!

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HybycozoHYBYCOZO • by Yelena Filipchuk &
Serge Beaulieu •

HYBYCOZO is a series made of laser-cut polyhedron sculptures. Each piece is six-feet-tall and is made of steel panels laser cut with intricate mathematical and scientific patterns. The patterns represents the many ways, people, over thousands of years, have derived meaning and connection from geometry and natural wonder on both the molecular and spiritual level, and shared it with each other through the arts.

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MEGOBOPIT • by • PSI Makers • LIfeSizeBopitCropped

Do you remember playing BopIt as a child? Well, now is your chance to relive your childhood – but with the magic of adulthood —> which means you shoot flames along with the sound effects of BopIt. Made by the PSI Makers of the Bay Area – this is a fully immersive, thrilling experience to have. Are you ready?

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HELIANTHUS-ENORME (Sunflower) • by • Chad ‘Fezzo’ Gaetz • 

An oversized sunflower that lures into a mesmerizing array of patterns from 100 meters of programmable LED lights – all of which are controlled with a single handheld device. It stands 25’ tall, with 23’ diameter base made of white steel. Artist, Builder & Team Leader – Chad ‘Fez’ Gaetz is the founder of Alchemy Artist Collective. His work focuses on bio-mimicry, large-scale installations and environments, and playground-esque interactivity. When he’s not working at a festival, designing a new art piece, or working with GuildWorks in Portland, he drifts to the ends of the Earth.

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In years past, we have been blessed with the contributions of legendary Bay Area artists and crews such Joel Dean Stockdill, MakeBigArt, the Cardboard Institute of Technology, Peter Hudson, Michael Christian, Micheal Brown and many more. The Ghost Ship itself changes from year to year, in 2009 a cardboard pirate ship, in 2010 a massive cruise liner and in 2011 a 40 foot long Viking funeral ship. Ghost Ship employs the services of dozens of volunteers who work day and night to help make each year’s outlay something truly unique.