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


2014
The Wind in the Wood (Take Me Back to Carolina)

The Wind in the Wood (Take Me Back to Carolina)

  For the installation The Wind in the Wood, Kim Holleman’s infamous Toynado (2007) got a deep clean and new cinematic frame through the introduction of a rainbow of dolls, a cabin, and a set of mystical windchimes. As part of the opening of the reinstallation, Jasper Lee and Leah Hamby staged a performance that dealt...
Horses at the Museum

Horses at the Museum

Horses at the Museum is a trio of projects that reflect Lee Deigaard’s ongoing exploration of interspecies thresholds of shared experience, and human desire to connect with the animal kingdom.     Gus and Deuce Go Elsewhere. Deigaard invited two horses, Gus and Deuce,  to visit museum.  They decided to enter the building, explore the permanent collection, sample...
Scenes from Sonship Pass

Scenes from Sonship Pass

For his residency project, Justus Harris subtly transformed Guadalupe Martinez’s Apothecary installation into a stage set for a performance that involved inviting participants to co-create improvised performances that blend the personal and the fictitious. These performances were guided by a screenplay Scenes from Sonship Pass, written by Harris’s uncle, that tells the story of a character...
The Future Begins Today

The Future Begins Today

For The Future Begins Today, Kate Gilbert created a series of artifacts for a fictitious time-travelling fashion designer, Elliotte, who returns to the 1970s from a distant future to launch her new line of prêt-à-porter. These artefacts include: a press release for the launch of Elliotte’s new line, a letter contacting Sylvia Gray about carrying the...
There's No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home

For There’s No Place Like Home Robert Reed created a headdress and pair of oversized pumps adorned with items from the collection that relate to the story of Dorothy’s adventures in Oz. Reed wore these for an impromptu performance in homage to gay icon, Judy Garland during a party that Elsewhere hosted.  
Safe Passage

Safe Passage

  For Safe Passage, Audrey Love reconstructed and installed a new lighting system for the main staircase up to the second floor at Elsewhere that incorporates retrofitted lamps from Elsewhere’s collection. To further the ethos of self sufficiency and working with materials at hand, which guides the production of work at Elsewhere, Love created a step...
Make Safe, Make Space

Make Safe, Make Space

For her residency Nsenga Knight hosted a series of conversations for members of the black community in Greensboro to explore connections between perceptions of physical safety and psychological well being. These conversations centered around the restructuring of Leslie Kelman’s “Safe Place” fabric fortress, through the addition of a window, new flooring and resecured...
Mandalas, Elsewhere China and Elsewhere Rainbow

Mandalas, Elsewhere China and Elsewhere Rainbow

The mandalas Elsewhere China and Elsewhere Rainbow by Hillerbrand and Magsamen were constructed out of collection materials. They are part of an ongoing series in which the artists examine their relationship to the material goods that sustain and provide structure to their lives. As Mary Magsamen notes, the mandalas can be seen as a model for...
Für Elise

Für Elise

  The video Für Elise by Evanthia Afstralou features a choreography of banal movements observed and recorded by the artist over the course of her residency at the museum and set to the sound of Beethoven’s Für Elise.
3 Sisters: SustainABLE

3 Sisters: SustainABLE

  Lani Ascuncion’s SustainABLE is a video work that weaves a new version of the Native American myth of the agricultural interdependence between three sisters: corn, beans, and squash. Shot at organic farms in central North Carolina, it features actors, props and costumes from Elsewhere. The video is part of a series that Ascunsion began as...
Capture Elsewhere

Capture Elsewhere

Capture Elsewhere by Margaret Bowes is an interactive painting as game where players consider micropolitical exchanges and resource sharing at the museum. It was inspired by Bowes’s interest in the legacy of the colonial era and her observation that the ideals associated with this era are still embodied in many of the objects in the...
Paperweights

Paperweights

Paperweights is a photographic series by Laura Davis that fuses arrangements of three dimensional objects with two dimensional images from Elsewhere’s collection of mid-century magazines to create modernist inspired collages.   View the whole project here.