In Plain Sight
Airplane Poetry

Crafting Sky Words: A Poetry Flyover for Independence Day.

In 2020, during July 4th weekend in the height of Covid, a group of 80 notable artists attacked the sky with poetry, using fleets of coordinated airplanes across different cities.  

Lead by renowned artists Cassils and rafa esparza, along with dozens of collaborators, the project was covered by every major press and aimed to highlight the plight of immigrants and children held in cages.  

As a form of performance art, it aimed to counter feelings of hopelessness and visualize the issue on a massive scale. The initiative's members included lawyers, activists, and artists who were determined to address the ills of mass detention.

Heroic was digital director of this unconventional art realm.

Did you see, up in the sky? 80 artists sent a message over U.S. detention centers
Los Angeles Times
Protesting U.S. Immigration Policies, Artists Aim for the Sky
The New York Times
Powerful messages soared above ICE detention centers over Independence Day weekend
With Fleets Of Planes, Artists Take To Skies Nationwide To Protest Mass Detention
How Mysterious Protest Messages Have Filled the Skies
In Plain Sight skywriting project targets US culture of incarceration: 'We have a brief moment of clarity'
The Guardian
As Coronavirus Surges In Ice Detention, A Message in The Skies Says “Release”
The Intercept