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


projects
Dress-Up

Dress-Up

Hannah Lewis (Fort Myers, FL) March 2018. Performance documentation. Repurposed museum collection garments, fabric, mannequins, wood, found bubble wrap. Dress-Up is comprised of vintage garments – sizes 2-4 – from Elsewhere’s collection that have been deconstructed and expanded to accommodate sizes 22-26. The altered clothes are displayed on mannequins that Lewis altered to reflect her own body’s measurements....
Vessel

Vessel

Antoina B. Larkin (Savannah, GA) March 2018. Installation documentation. Hair in museum walls, collection glass & wood, gold leaf, interactive book. Dimensions Variable Vessel is an installation that explores what it means to preserve one’s identity, which the artist believes involves more than the traditional ways of record keeping such as census records and birth certificates. Inspired...
PERIODIC CHARGE

PERIODIC CHARGE

Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) February 2018. Documentation demonstrating interactive elements of sculpture. 27 Elsewhere items, epoxy resin, fiberglass, Qi charging system, receivers. 18.5″ x 22″ x 33″ in.  PERIODIC CHARGE is a public smartphone lounge and practical charging commons at the museum’s admission desk. Focusing on Elsewhere’s collection materials as a natural resource, Björnsdóttir and local...
Glimpse

Glimpse

Carolyn Clayton (North Adams, MA) February 2018. Documentation demonstrating interactive elements of sculpture. Pulverized museum collection objects, wood, glass, masonite, metal armature, Raspberry Pi. 10″ x 33″ x 42″ in.  Past-life viewing station Glimpse gives viewers the ability to experience and speculate on the past, present, and future forms of Elsewhere collection. Four objects were intuitively chosen by artist...
Seder

Seder

Join Elsewhere for the 8th annual evening of traditional foods with an untraditional telling of the Passover story across the museum’s 3 floors. Elsewhere’s Seder connects Jewish liberation with historic and contemporary liberation texts.

Reserve your plate today!
Ni Aquí, Ni Allá (Neither Here, Nor There)

Ni Aquí, Ni Allá (Neither Here, Nor There)

Edison Peñafiel (Sunrise, FL) January 2018. Installation documentation. Video projection, rope, luggage, trunks. 10′ x 12′ x 10′ ft.  Peñafiel’s works, influenced by his experiences as a migrant, are immersive multi-media installations that integrate animated video projections and sound seamlessly with physical objects. Ni Aquí, Ni Allá (Neither Here, Nor There), on Elsewhere’s 3rd floor, is a fantastical parade of...
CHANNELS

CHANNELS

Mandy Messina (Oklahoma City, OK) January 2018. Video. 4 minutes. CHANNELS imagines various African Nations as former colonizers through the familiar format of TV. Installed on museum televisions, the video surfs channels showcasing snippets of fictional commercials and programs. Stitched into each short is a fabricated language Messina constructed that is both recognizable yet unidentifiable with any particular existing...
Elsewhere Filters

Elsewhere Filters

Jeremiah Jones (Brooklyn, NY) January 2018. Sculptures made with miscellaneous museum collection materials. Dimensions variable. Elsewhere Filters are a set of small sculptures comprised of collection crystals, gems, and objects Jones selected through exploring the museum with his cell phone lens. Inspired by the lack of permanence at Elsewhere, these non-descript objects were made to be lost and found: a wire inserted...
Invisible Seams

Invisible Seams

Sarah Nelson Wright (Brooklyn, NY)  January 2018. Photo, video, audio documentation for augmented reality tour. Above: Photographs from factory visits, Photo Credit: Sarah Nelson Wright, Rimona Law. Below: Interactive map with respective locations. Invisible Seams, an ongoing project with Jennifer Stock, is an augmented reality walking tour centered on the globalization of the fashion industry. Invisible Seams’s first iteration takes place in...
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...