We See Heaven Upside Down is an evolving multidisciplinary arts project responding to challenges of migration, displacement, and identity in contemporary society.
The project has developed into an international creative dialogue, seeking to stimulate further discourse around these issues. The project launched in 2016 and was funded in part by the Government of Germany and the Partnership for Democracy, Berlin. It was produced by Moving Poets Berlin at the Novilla Center for Arts, Berlin, and has since been presented as the Visual Arts Headliner of the Sensoria Festival 2017 (Ross Galleries, CPCC) and at Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art in 2018. To date, We See Heaven Upside Down has had input from 50+ artists, including established and emerging visual artists, acclaimed performers and musicians, distinguished poets and hundreds of students and citizens, local refugee agencies and Native American associations. More than 5,000 visitors have experienced the migrating exhibitions, performances and participated in outreach programs in the US and abroad.
Made possible by the generous support of the Knight Foundation Celebrate Charlotte Arts Grant, the Reemprise Fund, Arts Science Council Cultural Vision Grant (2020) and the NC Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.
January 30, 2020 | By ASC Charlotte
Artistic and Organizational Partner: Moving Poets
Community Partners & Participants:
Special thanks to:
Arts & Science Council Cultural Vision Grant (2018, 2020)
Moving Poets patrons/supporters
Shane Baskin Photography/ Black Box Productions
Heather Speer Harper
Linda and Mitch Bollag
Kunst am Spreeknie Arts Festival, Berlin
Sensoria Festival & CPCC
Funding for the project in Berlin is made possible in part by:
German Federal Ministry for Families, Seniors, Women and Youth German Federal Program for Democracy Lives
The Partnership for Democracy, Schöneweide