Artist Projects

Ghost Architecture


Joanna Haigood

Ghost Architecture is an aerial dance installation by choreographer and artistic director of Zaccho Dance Theatre Joanna Haigood with sculptor and set designer Wayne Campbell. This work investigates the role and presence of the past by examining the relationship between time and space as they are defined and informed by the local architecture. Ghost Architecture focuses on the buildings that previously occupied the site of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ Forum in San Francisco. Although these buildings are long gone, their architectural coordinates are forever documented and still very real. Researching the architectural records, coordinates and structures of the previous and existing buildings enabled Haigood and Campbell to construct an aerial three-dimensional dance installation, engaging the audience with a new perspective of time and space.

Project Updates

  • 2004: Ghost Architecture is performed at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco