Elsewhere is a museum and artist residency set in a 3-floor, former, thrift store. With people and things, we build collaborative futures.


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QueerLab: I Don't Do Boxes

QueerLab: I Don’t Do Boxes

I Don't Do Boxes Issue 5: OutLaws is out now!

This year’s theme for the 5th edition of the magazine and workshops is OutLaws-- for those whose identities have been criminalized or erased altogether. This issue focuses on queer liberation and individual transformation and explores the existence of the gender spectrum.
Slow Dance

Slow Dance

Slow Dance, Monique van Hinte (The Netherlands) November 2017. Video projections, performance, recordings of vinyl singles. Slow Dance is a series of ephemeral performances that weave together light, movement, and music that reflect van Hinte’s investigations. Throughout her time at Elsewhere, van Hinte approached the museum’s collection as a geologist, unearthing meaning between objects, people, actions, and place. During the...
An Invitation That Might Break

An Invitation That Might Break

An Invitation That Might Break, Kirsten Southwell (Chicago, IL) November 2017. Found chair, soldered broken glass, steel armature, copper foil. An Invitation That Might Break challenges attitudes about function and exposure of vulnerability. Replacing the seat with a repurposed glass assemblage, Southwell repaired a museum chair with the intention of retaining its function. After sorting through the piles of broken furniture...
Big Girl Wanna Play Too

Big Girl Wanna Play Too

Big Girl Wanna Play Too, Gina Alexandra Denton (Baltimore, MD). Baltimore Goes Elsewhere. August 2017. Installation view. Found fabric, bicycle wheel, PVC pipe, casters, poly fill. Big Girl Wanna Play Too is a collection of modular, playable plush pieces. Denton created her interactive sculpture and accompanying jewelry forms as a reaction to the frustrations of being a larger-bodied woman in...
Department No. 1

Department No. 1

Department No. 1, Beau Vasseur (Baltimore, MD) Baltimore Goes Elsewhere Fellow. August 2017. Installation view. Found objects, acrylic on wooden shelves. Building upon iterations of past residents, Vasseur reimagined the traditional form of the Elsewhere Department Store. Department No. 1 is a multimedia installation on the first floor of the museum that speaks to the space’s inherent...
The Break In The Game

The Break In The Game

The Break In The Game, Antonio McAfee (Baltimore, MD) Baltimore Goes Elsewhere Fellow. August 2017. Installation view. Multi media collage on paper and glass, acrylic medium, glue. The Break in the Game is a series of found-image collages that portray an imaginary origin story of the Greensboro Four sit-in protesters (the Four). In these scenes Jibreel Khazan...
To Climb The Mountain

To Climb The Mountain

To Climb The Mountain, April Camlin (Baltimore, MD) Baltimore Goes Elsewhere Fellow. August 2017. Installation view. Found ribbon, pegboard, wood, plexi sheet. To Climb The Mountain is a project of many stages. When Elsewhere was a thrift store, owner Sylvia Gray would sit at her cash register and spin ribbon—wrapping the material around pencils to form tightly-wound coils...
Interstellar Uber/Negotiations with God

Interstellar Uber/Negotiations with God

Interstellar Uber/Negotiations with God, Saba Taj (Durham, NC) Southern Constellations Fellowship. July 2017. Mannequins, roller skates, fabric, baubles, pre-made fabric clouds, wigs, bottle caps, ghosts. Interstellar Uber // Negotiations with God is a kinetic Buraq sculpture that resides in Elsewhere’s Ghost Room. The Buraq (meaning sparkle, or lightning) is the steed that Prophet Muhammad rode during his “Night...
untitled: or obsneerg y las cronicas marcianas

untitled: or obsneerg y las cronicas marcianas

untitled: or obsneerg y las cronicas marcianas, william cordova (North Miami Beach, FL; Saugeartise, NY; Lima, Peru) Southern Constellations Fellowship. July 2017. Video, projection installation. 35MM slides, Polaroid 600 camera, copy of The Martian Chronicles, customized mirror, reclaimed wood, milk crate, plexi sheet. untitled: or obsneerg y las cronicas marcianas is a short film project in collaboration with...
Fear No Joy

Fear No Joy

Fear No Joy, Joshua Moton (Brooklyn, NY; Pollard, AL) Southern Constellations Fellowship. July 2017. Cello performance, bleach on denim, ribbons, roses, bubbles, love.  “My queer childhood wasn’t spent drawing hearts in the margins of textbooks. It was spent being hurt. Queers often don’t grow up singing love songs. To me, they seemed abstractions until I met someone...
Rosa No. 7 Yellow Independence

Rosa No. 7 Yellow Independence

Rosa No. 7 Yellow Independence, Rontherin Ratliff (New Orleans, LA) Southern Constellations Fellowship. July 2017. Fabric, lath boards, wood, wooden toys, toy army figures. Living inside a “wall-to-wall environment of visual stimuli” at Elsewhere, Ratliff was surprised to find that his response to the space was triggered by his sense of smell. Upon entering the space, the artist was reminded of...
Southern Static

Southern Static

Southern Static, Lily Reeves (Pheonix, AZ).  May 2017. Installation view. Lamps, wire, blue light bulbs, argon-filled glass, performative happenings, belief, reenactments of Southern spiritual acts. Through Southern Static, Reeves aims to embody and understand traditional southern superstitions via research, performative reenactment, and physical object making/repurposing. This installation allows the enigmatic ways that Southern superstition bleeds through time and space...