Migration 4 - Charlotte, NC

We continue developing the main components of project:

1. The creation of an original musical score and sound installation by American composer/musician, Todd Clouser collaborating with Syrian trumpet player, Milad Khawam. Inspired by personal stories of those who experienced displacement, the sound installation score will be used in the next WSHUD art exhibition and developed for a full-length, multi-disciplinary, dance-theatre production, HEAVEN.

2. A two-phase group art exhibition aligning with the project’s goal of creative dialog.

3. A collection of archived interviews in an openly accessible online database.  


Community activities include sneak peaks, artist talks, public forums, creative workshops, pop-up exhibitions and interview sessions presented in Charlotte, emphasizing the inclusion of underserved areas with large immigrant populations like East Charlotte.


*March 17, 2018, Poets Cabin

Community Bead Project and Potluck

In collaboration with We See Heaven Upside Down artist, Cannupa Hanska Luger

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Queer and Trans People BEAD PROJECT


2” beads made from clay, unfired are requested from our communities to complete a monumental beaded portrait which will be created by artist/colleague Cannupa Hanska Luger. This collaboration with community acknowledges our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Queer and Trans people and is meant to activate the action of doing and feeling in a collective effort to say ‘this is enough’.http://www.cannupahanska.com/mmiwqtbeadproject/


*March 20, 2018, Southeast Asian Coalition

Creative Workshop with youth: Home & Displacement

In collaboration SEAC and School of J'ai


More dates and locations TBA


Future migrations: 

Tepebasi Eskisehir, Turkey 

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. 


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