Ghost Dancer: A tribute to the lives and art of the 36 that perished in the flames of the Ghost Ship, December 2, 2016, Oakland California. Co-created by Al Wright and Misted Forest. Concept and photography by Al Wright, make up, hair, and interpretive dance by Misted Forest.
I hope that this tragedy wakes up city and state officals to create affordable housing in the Bay Area. As an artist I could have been in the same situation as the ones who died in this fire. You will be surprised how many of us live couch to couch, in our cars, or in dangerous buildings such as the Ghost Ship. With slumlords who don’t care about ethics or safety.
Remember Ghost Ship, remember the importance of our artists and that all people of all incomes should have safe housing.