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


2015
Seder

Seder

Elsewhere's 7th annual evening of traditional foods with an untraditional telling of the Passover story across the museum’s three floors. Elsewhere’s Seder connects Jewish liberation with historic and contemporary liberation texts. Reserve your spot by Wednesday, April 12th here.
Book of Everyday Instruction

Book of Everyday Instruction

The Book of Everyday Instruction, Chapter Three: We walk the world two by two, Chloe Bass, Brooklyn, NY, 2015 Cast aluminum plaques with bronze finish, and audio “We walk the world two by two” is a series of four cast aluminum historic plaques that document on going two person exchanges along South Elm Street. The project memorializes small...
All Acts of Pleasure

All Acts of Pleasure

    All Acts of Pleasure, Iman Person, Atlanta, GA Installation with wood fired ceramic bowl, dirt, woven string, and sundry objects. All Acts of Pleasure is a ritual space in one of the installation rooms on Elsewhere’s third floor that provides museum visitors with an opportunity to honor and manifest experiences of pleasure and happiness in their...
Neighborhood Field Guides

Neighborhood Field Guides

Neighborhood Field Guides are a series of pocket publications that reroute local histories, inviting you to experience the neighborhood from three different conceptual perspectives.
Non-Stop King Rat

Non-Stop King Rat

  Non-Stop King Rat, Blair Bogin, Chicago, IL Collaged mandalas with fabric scraps, string and small items from the collection During her residency Blair Bogin created astrological charts for objects in the Elsewhere collection. Bogin treats these objects as living subjects with intrinsic character traits and flaws. She chose items for Elsewhere staff and residents to instinctively identify...
All Broken Glass Goes to Heaven

All Broken Glass Goes to Heaven

    All Broken Glass Goes to Heaven, Kayla Anderson, Chicago, IL digital video, vinyl stickers featuring cloth fragments and broken dishes. retrofitted table inlaid with broken dishes In a trio of discrete projects, Anderson explores various approaches to material remnants and their use in reconstruction. For All Broken Glass Goes to Heaven she excavated shards of broken dishware...
On Hamburger Square

On Hamburger Square

2014 | Artist | Samara Smith from Elsewhere on Vimeo.   On Hamburger Square, Samara Smith, New York, NY digital audio and website On Hamburger Square is a multimedia documentary tour of downtown Greensboro’s main crossroad at Hamburger Square that considers the square’s unique history and development through community interviews. Augmented reality links chapters of the narrative to objects...
To Preserve, Destroy

To Preserve, Destroy

To Preserve, Destroy, Hồng-Ân Trương, Durham, NC Video and Installation Working within the alcove of Elsewhere’s “The Fabric Castle” and the installation “Far Away,” Troung is creating a video and installation based on its deconstruction. Filming a careful archival analysis of “Far Away” as a historical event – going through its materials, considering the historical traces of...
A Living Index

A Living Index

  A Living Index, Regina Agu, Houston, TX limited edition book, reading group, photographs A Living Index is an experimental index of the Elsewhere Living Library collection. The index consists of keywords, text excerpts, image reproductions, and photographs of found objects. It is an investigation of the American imagination and ideologies across different slices of time as evidenced in the collection. In addition to the index document, the project includes a...
South Elm Water Bar

South Elm Water Bar

The South Elm Water Bar by Works Progress Studio is a new piece of public furniture that explores the South Elm neighborhood's hydrosocial connection to water in the past, present and future. Water Bar is an ongoing itinerant open space for the generation of conversations and connections around the life-sustaining, precarious, communal activity of drinking...
Chasing Freedom

Chasing Freedom

  Chasing Freedom, Chris Cloud, Minneapolis, MN Performance and photo album featuring toys from local thrift stores.   For his residency project, Chris Cloud sought to challenge the idea of the museum as a closed system, by stealthily bringing in a set of new toys from area thrift stores to free them from consumer servitude. Led by Cabbage...
Energy is Always Conserved, Never Created or Destroyed

Energy is Always Conserved, Never Created or Destroyed

    Energy is Always Conserved, Never Created or Destroyed, Ng Xi Jie, Singapore Installation with embroidered textile, digital audio, and collaged collection materials.   To explore ideas about the way that energy circulates and changes form in a closed system, Salty created a ritual zone at the base of the Toy Bin on the first floor where visitors can...