We See Heaven Upside Down will continue to develop its programming in Charlotte, NC as well as other locations within the USA and internationally.







Migration 1: June 4 - 19, 2016 - NOVILLA Center for Arts, Berlin, Germany

Project Launch – exhibition (phase 1), performance, artist talk/presentation and opening of public dialog


Presenting artists:

Visual - Rula Ali, Lee Baumgarten, MyLoan Dinh, Saeed Foroghi, Joy Lohmann

Poetry - Chuck Sullivan

Dance /Music Performance - Susanne Hood, Adrian Krok, Horst Nonnenmacher, Edith Steyer

Film - Dellair Youssef


Migration 1 program schedule:


Saturday - June 4

Project Launch /Opening reception & exhibition: 6pm – 10:30pm

Introduction/remarks by special guests: 7pm

sound & momentum- dance & music performance: 8pm

Susanne Hood, Adrian Krok, Horst Nonnenmacher, Edith Steyer

free and open to the public


Sunday - June 5, 5pm

'Climate change > migration > open-source DIY islands' 
artist talk with Joy Lohmann, cocreator of "Open-Island" DIY recycled islands and cofounder of the "makers 4 humanity" collective.
Open Island video, live-3D printing process presentation/demonstration of modules in scale 1:20, artist talk and open discussion
free and open to the public
more info contact: Joy Lohmann at joy@joy-art.de

About Open Island:

The demand for floating islands rises with the sea-levels!“ The interdisciplinar Maker collective builds floating islands out of globalized trash and shares the benefits through open-source DIY-manuals, participatory events and island-construction camps. Open-Islands are floating platforms for flood prevention, agri- and aquaculture, energy production and sociocultural purposes that can be built everywhere to improve the lifes of the poorest and raise climate change resilience. Through its modular concept, cooperative process and creative aesthetics, the self-made islands and floating common grounds also function as symbols for a sharing-caring community, attracting, networking and training local people and partners to form humanitarian „for-benefit-groups“ within their community and environment.


Signs and Wonders in Schöneweide

An open interactive community outreach project/workshops with a lively variety of people, artists, creatives

contact coordinator Liz Crossley - 0163 5017704 or Liz.Crossley@t-online.de for info/dates/times

participation is free


more events to be announced.




Migration 2: July 9 -17, 2016 – NOVILLA, Kunst am SpreeKnie Arts Festival, Berlin, Germany

exhibition (response phase 2), developing installation based on public dialog, creative workshops, concert, performances


Presenting Artists:

Visual - Rula Ali, Lee Baumgarten, Liz Crossley, MyLoan Dinh, Denise Dröge, Johannes Gerard, Jacqueline Heer, Ismael Miquidade, Susanne Roewer

Sound Installation: Hannes Hoelzl

Poetry: John Balaban, Chuck Sullivan, Kalvin Schmidt-Rimpler Dinh

Dance /Multimedia Performance : Maya Gomez, Till Schmidt-Rimpler

Film: Dellair Youssef

Movement Performance - MMR - Jan Romberg, Eric Wilcox


Migration 2 program schedule:


Saturday - July 9

Opening reception & exhibition: 6pm – 10:30pm

Introduction and remarks: 7pm

Dance performance: 8pm

Maya Gomez & Till Schmidt-Rimpler

free and open to the public


Sunday – July 10, Exhibition Hours: 12-8pm

Bridge Walk - Signs and Wonders in Schöneweide: 7pm

An open interactive community outreach project/workshops with a lively variety of people, artists, creatives

contact coordinator Liz Crossley - 0163 5017704 or Liz.Crossley@t-online.de for info/dates/times

participation is free


Monday - Wednesday, July 11- 13, Exhibition Hours: 4pm - 8pm 


Thursday – July 14, Exhibition Hours: 12- 10pm

Jazz concert: Grünen featuring Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky: 8pm

Achim Kaufmann – piano, Robert Landfermann – bass, Christian Lillinger – drums, „Luten“ Petrowsky – reeds

info & tickets at www.movingpoets.org in collaboration with the Jazzkellar 69 e.V.


Friday, July 15, Exhibition Hours: 4pm - 8pm 


Saturday - July 16, Exhibition Hours: 12-11pm

performances by mind-movement MMR : 1pm, 3pm, 5pm

MMR will be performing "Imagine Me", an exploration into the construction of 'the other' and the natural fluidity of attitudes, personality, gender and identity.  

free entrance


Begegnung & Dialog with Artists from Tepebasi (Eskisehir Turkey): 7pm



Avant-Groove Brass Band concert: Shira Z. Carmel And Her Brasserie : 9pm


Sunday – July 17, Exhibition Hours: 12-8pm


Eclectic dream-pop from South Africa concert: Bye Beneco: 5pm


Jazz concert: umlaut Bigband: 6:30pm

in collaboartion with JazzGalerie Schöneweide and Jazzkellar 69 e.V. – closing of Kunst am Spreeknie Festival


Pierre Antoine Badaroux (direction), Tobias Delius, Pierre Borel, Paul Roth, Benjamin Dousteyssier – saxes, clarinets BRASS 

Brice Pichard, Louis Laurain, Emil Strandberg – trumpets 

Fidel Fourneyron, Michael Ballue – trombones


Bruno Ruder – piano / Romain Vuillemin – guitar / Joel Grip – double-bass / Antonin Gerbal – drums


info at www.movingpoets.org 




Migration 3: March 20- July 5, 2017

Visual Arts headliner for Sensoria 2017, Ross Galleries 1&2, Central Piedmont Community College

The official week of Sensoria March 31- April 9, 2017,

Thursday, April 6th, Artist Lecture and Moving Poets performances - Tate Hall, 6p.m.

Opening Reception in Ross Galleries to-follow, 7:30- 9:30p.m.


Wed. May 3, 2017 

ART AND SOCIAL JUSTICE - Artist Talk by Native American Artist & Activist Cannupa Hanska Luger

Panel discussion with Indigenous Community Leaders, Q & A on contemporary challenges of displacement and Native Americans communities 

Panel: Perry Eastman – Chair of All Nations United, Robert Greeson – Chair of American Indian Party, Toni Henderson – Metrolina Native American Association

Moderator: Christina Welsh, artist 

6:30 - Bryan Hall, CPCC - central campus

Reception immediately following at Ross Galleries


Future migrations: 

Tepebasi Eskisehir, Turkey, TBA

Mexico City, Mexico - dates TBA


If you are interested in bringing the We See Heaven Upside project to your gallery, museum, creative space or educational institution please contact us.