DRWC is excited to announce the Waterfront Arts Debut Installation featuring a new, large-scale public art light and water Ghost Ship slated to make its debut this October 4 through November 3 at Race Street Pier.
This 90ft, site-specific Ghost Ship will appear under the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, as a three-dimensional hologram. This will be the North American premiere of the piece by European-based Biangle Studio.
Commissioned by DRWC and curated by Ryan Strand Greenberg, Ghost Ship will be complemented by a self-guided audio tour highlighting the history and various narratives of the Delaware River.
Ghost Ship is a reflection of the goals for new public art and creative programming as part of the Waterfront Arts Program which includes:
Embracing the evolution of the Delaware River Waterfront and its unique properties
Creating new experiences and relationships for people to share in along the Delaware River Waterfront
To celebrate our city’s rich diversity, art, and culture
Serving as a catalyst for education and stewardship
Exploring a broad range of types, scales, forms, and frequency of art
The Waterfront Arts Program and Ghost Ship is funded by the William Penn Foundation.
Artist: Biangle Studio
Curated By: Ryan Strand Greenberg
Construction: AP Construction
Produced By: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
Supported By: William Penn Foundation and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Sound Engineering By: Noah Donnelly and Ben Cassorla
Composed By: Jon Anderson
Project Manager: Maria Möller
Programming Manager: Dianne Loftis
Fabricator: Consortium Eventtechnik