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


2012
Let Me Explain How Much This Guitar Means to Me

Let Me Explain How Much This Guitar Means to Me

  Let Me Explain How Much This Guitar Means to Me by Amy Flaherty / Through the construction and destruction of an exact replica of her luthier-made guitar, Flaherty interrogated the valuation of the museum’s collection versus the memory of lived experience at Elsewhere.
Transformatorium

Transformatorium

  Transformatorium by Carrie Schneider / Using detourned psychoanalytic games from Collection, Schneider performed a certified personalysis practitioner and analyzed Spirit attendees to give them a color prescription. Personal shoppers then dressed them from Collection according to their color prescription. The transformation was documented with long-exposure photographic portraits.
Touch Telephone

Touch Telephone

Touch Telephone by Carrie Schneider / Inspired by Two Stage Transfer Drawings by Dennis Oppenheim and Pauline Oliveros’ concept of deep listening, Touch Telephone is an evolving composition using touch instead of sound. Participants sit in a circle of hands on backs, wearing blindfolds and earplugs. Without the ambient senses of sight and sound, the participants...
Elsewhere Lepidoptera Society

Elsewhere Lepidoptera Society

Elsewhere Lepidoptera Society by Ann Armstrong / Armstrong fabricated a series of butterfly species and created a taxonomy, handbook, and reading area in the library focused on lepidoptera. Armstrong’s colonies occupy the sub-spaces of the building that are created by decay – exposed lath, ceiling beams, crumbling wallpaper. Her background in architecture and interest in...
The Sights We Have Seen

The Sights We Have Seen

The Sights We Have Seen by Peter Maarseven / Maarseveen observed Elsewhere’s fleet of wireless Time Machine cameras, and created a small equivalent set of analog cameras made from collection objects. In the interior of a book and a toy train car he installed film winders and and a pinhole, giving the objects “eyes” for...
The Swings at Elsewhere

The Swings at Elsewhere

The Swings at Elsewhere by Colin Bliss / Bliss created a series of swing sets throughout the Elsewhere building, made of collection wood he restored on the top surface but left as he found it on the underside. They ranged in size from miniature to functional, life-sized swings. The swings both express a childlike spirit of play...
Political Party

Political Party

On Tuesday November 6, 2012, election night, from 8pm til they call it, Elsewhere will host a returns party and media extravaganza with full news on news on news coverage, followed by a Bipartisan Dance-a-Thon. Hosted by two national artist commentators, Andy Sturdevant (Minneapolis) and Douglas Kelley (New York), 50 Pies For 50 States (Donate...
Canning & Preserving

Canning & Preserving

   
Spirit

Spirit

Spirit, Elsewhere's fundraising extravaganza celebrates ten years of Elsewhere's creative momentum. At a most magical annual party, enjoy three floors of live music, Table16 soul food, singing, dancing, delectable spirits, revelry and elation, sixth senses, and absolutely wonderful people. We can't wait to share the tax-deductible Spirit with you. Get your Spirit today!
Rainbow Pennant

Rainbow Pennant

Rainbow Pennant by Ashley Ivey / Ivey combined bolts of collection upholstery fabrics to create a triangular patchwork rainbow flag that spans the exterior of the building. A combination of her interests in celebratory performance and care objects, the giant flag both gleefully points out Elsewhere and bundles it in a quilt.
For those who seek unseen skies (one orbital body away from infinity)

For those who seek unseen skies (one orbital body away from infinity)

  For those who seek unseen skies (one orbital body away from infinity) by Sarah Goetz / Goetz reimagined Safe Place (Leslie Kelman, 2011) as an indoor star-gazing room, and fabricated a new roof for the fortress installation. Inside, visitors look up through a honeycomb of illuminated silver wormholes made from lamee thigh-highs seeded with a network of programmed...
Playshop: Sewing and Mending

Playshop: Sewing and Mending

On September 8 visiting artists River Takada-Capel and Ashely Ivey joined Elsewhere for a sewing and mending playshop. Playshops explore new ways to learn, create and imagine at Elsewhere. Each session explores collaboration and play through an activity co-led by artists, special guests and you. For more info and past Playshops click here