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


2013
Sew To Speak

Sew To Speak

Sew To Speak, by Melissa Vandenberg was a series of performative sewing experiments in which she used Elsewhere’s collection of sewing machines to explore human/machine collaboration and competition. Vandenberg took Elsewhere’s collection of broken sewing machines and gave them care and repair. She then created long looped bands of fabric and used her feet, thighs, and head to operate...
SanctuWHEREium

SanctuWHEREium

SanctuWHEREium by Peter Pendergrass brings together objects from the Elsewhere collection, which are either religious or that can be considered spiritual. These objects are arranged in small shrines and a community altar, where museum visitors are invited to contribute objects from the museum that they have a spiritual connection with. The installation offers a setting...
The Inscrutable Women of Pompeii, NC in the Year 10,000 AD

The Inscrutable Women of Pompeii, NC in the Year 10,000 AD

The Inscrutable Women of Pompeii, NC in the Year 10,000AD by James Huckenpahler, is an illustrated dream journal compiled during the artist’s stay at Elsewhere. Journal entries explore the work of the mind- in consciousness and dream states-  particularly efforts to make sense of  experiences of the physical spaces and objects that make up daily life...
A place for lost bois and girls

A place for lost bois and girls

A place for lost bois and girls by Samantha Persons: This living installation- comprised of a series of fort-like cubbies on the 2nd floor of the museum- is in a state of flux, like the living museum itself. It was built using the scrap material from the 3rd floor woodshop area to fashion a structurally sound...
I Wish...

I Wish…

“I wish. . .” was an open ended question posed by Joan Vorderbruggen to Elsewhere visitors and passing pedestrians during downtown Greensboro’s “First Friday” on May 3rd,2013. Participants were asked to share a wish on a small sheet of paper with the simple prompt, “I wish. . .” Twenty one wishes were selected from hundreds...
Appalshop Goes Elsewhere

Appalshop Goes Elsewhere

About StoryBank This spring, Elsewhere launches StoryBank–a storytelling platform in Elsewhere’s museum that collects stories from museum visitors, artists, neighbors, and our online community. To launch the project, Appalshop, a 40-yr old media and social justice media collective based in Appalachia will visit Greensboro in March for a special residency of workshop collaborations with new immigrants, nearby...
The Compartment Store

The Compartment Store

The Compartment Store by Suzy Kopf: Kopf dismantled Elsewhere’s former Department Store and erected in its place the Compartment Store, an installation of well over a thousand museum items curated, arranged and installed on numerous shelves, the surrounding counters and the Co-founder’s desks. Shelves labeled with humor infused signage like “Mostly Bowling” and “Bad Habits” reference...
The Urban Explorers Guide to the Elsewhere Commonwealth

The Urban Explorers Guide to the Elsewhere Commonwealth

The Urban Explorers Guide to the Elsewhere Commonwealth by April Bartlett is an interactive guide for the exploration of the city within a city; Elsewhere. The map is an exercise/ activity for the visitors of Elsewhere, encouraging them to engage with the environment, reveal to them the constant repurposing and re-imaginging of the city, as...
Elsewhere Oracle

Elsewhere Oracle

The Elsewhere Oracle by Monica Lacey is an interactive divination kit designed to assist the reader in accessing their own intuition and directing their energy while at Elsewhere. Objects from the collection have been selected for use as symbols and assigned specific meanings. The accompanying Guidebook provides full instruction and interpretation.
A-LIVE in the Kitchen

A-LIVE in the Kitchen

A-LIVE in the Kitchen is a cooking show with alive foods and friends, featuring cultures, yeasts, herbs, wild edibles and fungi as primary ingredients. A-LIVE in the Kitchen re-imagines the cooking show format as a platform for participatory culinary experiments, inviting local communities, puppets, and artists to broadcast a-live from Elsewhere’s kitchen commons. A-LIVE in the...
99 Books About Love

99 Books About Love

99 Books About Love is a project about shelving, sharing and second-hands, collecting 99 books from people all over North Carolina that explore love in its many forms. The 99 selected books will be on sale at the Ackland Museum Store in Chapel Hill, NC during the exhibition More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since...