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


2013
SomewhereElse + Magnitude

SomewhereElse + Magnitude

Thomas Choinacky completed two projects over the course of his residency- SomewhereElse and Magnitude – based on his discovery of a series of “Artist Boxes,” suitcases filled with project remainders and sentimental objects collected by Elsewhere artists-in-residence from approximately 2005 to 2009. Both projects utilize unconventional audience-performer relationship. For SomewhereElse the discovery of three toys locked...
Eavesdropper

Eavesdropper

Intrigued by snippets of overheard conversation, fleeting images, and fragments of written language she came upon while occupying the museum, Oakley Tapola sought to preserve this ephemera and to extend the effect of her encounter with it through an installation located in the back of the Library. The artist conducted preliminary field work, spying on...
The Great Reconomy

The Great Reconomy

For his project, Greg Bloom conducted and presented research on creative, social, and economic exchange at the museum. In addition to studying the individual workflows and collaborative efforts in Elsewhere, he led public discussions on the history of the “commons” as a means of resource sharing, and current and potential resource sharing efforts in local...
Title, Mulligan + Kyle the Unicorn

Title, Mulligan + Kyle the Unicorn

Tilt, Mulligan and Kyle the Unicorn are games created by Lindsey Clark-Ryan that engage with the traditional museological practices of collecting, classifying, and displaying objects in ways that point to the role of decision making in these practices. Through close observation, reasoning, luck, happenstance, and quick reflexes players sort ordinary objects- beads, marbles, golfballs- into...
[Insert Title]

[Insert Title]

[Insert Title], an installation in the library created by Rebecca Noone, encourages museum visitors to arrange book titles into poems and short stories on shelving that looks like a sheet of ruled notebook paper. The interactivity fostered by the installation draws attention to and extends the function of the museum as a platform for connecting...
For a Limited Time Only

For a Limited Time Only

During her residency, Lea Sorrentino transformed the look and function of the Toy Zone, a well-known Elsewhere landmark. Meticulously separating out toys that originally entered the consumer cycle as happy meal prizes and fast food restaurant giveaways, Sorrentino lovingly cleaned and re-packaged the toys in white gift bags, then re-installed them as an enticing avalanche...
Material Music

Material Music

"Material Music" is a series of open ended graphic and tactile musical scores by Southern Constellations fellow Andrew Raffo Dewar designed to guide the creation of sound and movement based performances. They are composed of materials found in the Elsewhere collection chosen for their formal qualities- shape color, texture- rather than for their meanings as...
FORECAST : a silent art auction for Tomorrow

FORECAST : a silent art auction for Tomorrow

Elsewhere Presents Forecast, a silent art auction to benefit Elsewhere featuring work made by over 40 Elsewhere alumni artists from across the globe in a range of media. Opening for Tomorrow on Saturday, September 28.
StoryBank

StoryBank

This spring, Elsewhere launches StoryBank--an storytelling platform in Elsewhere’s museum that collects stories from museum visitors, artists, neighbors, and our online community. For the launch, Elsewhere is working with Appalshop, a 40-yr old media and social justice organization based in Appalachia. Members of this media collective visit Greensboro in March for a special residency that...
The Integral City

The Integral City

The Integral City is a collaborative project between the New School Urban Collaborative--New School Milano Fiance Lab + Parsons School of Design Strategies, Elsewhere, and various downtown groups. The project will combine financial analysis and art and design tools to identify, strengthen, and connect Greensboro's cultural assets and naturally-occurring community hubs to foster significant arts-driven...
Reflect Inward

Reflect Inward

In a space like Elsewhere – so full of things, ideas, and people- visitors sometimes feel overwhelmed and a bit confused about how to make sense of the museum and its collection of objects. Lauren Bullock created the wall tapestries and table cover that make up Reflect Inward to capture and respond to such feelings....
Untitled (Books)

Untitled (Books)

For Untitled (Books), John Q created a running list of events and their associated dates that ring the upper register of the library. Texts and dates are drawn from inscriptions found in Elsewhere’s collection of books that point to the lives of the former book owners, as well as from memories of life events that...