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


2015
Permanent Resident

Permanent Resident

  Permanent Resident, Anna Kohlweis, Vienna, Austria soft sculpture with denim and fabric scraps For her project, Anna Kohlweis sought to challenge the constant flux of artists, visitors, and staff in and out of Elsewhere, by providing the museum with its first ever permanent resident. Because the oversized plush figure is created out of collection materials, they must...
Future Holiday

Future Holiday

  Future Holiday, Rachel Debuque, Washington, DC Digital video featuring a set created from  found fabric, paint, and wooden clouds. Working with a team of local dancers and a choreographer, Debuque created a surreal performance and video based on Elsewhere’s cleaning rituals. These rituals involve picking through the dustpans for fragments of collection to preserve the materials...
New Walks in an Old Field

New Walks in an Old Field

  New Walks in an Old Field, Jana Harper, Nashville, TN inkjet prints, photocopies, and installation Over the course of her residency, Jana Harper created a series of interrelated actions and objects that explore the undersides of objects. The photographic sets she produced as part of this research take a forensic approach by isolating their subjects for close study....
South Elm Projects

South Elm Projects

Greensboro, NC (population 277,100) is home to a vibrant, natural occurring cultural district in its South Elm neighborhood. Through South Elm Projects, Elsewhere is creating site-specific activations of four underutilized alleyways and green-spaces throughout the district. These activations will encourage further, naturally occurring development in the neighborhoods adjacent to South Elm. Projects will be commissioned...
The Porch Project: Black Lunch Tables

The Porch Project: Black Lunch Tables

Heather Hart, Brooklyn, NY The Porch Project, Black Lunch Tables, South Elm Projects, 2015, in-process The Porch Project: Black Lunch Tables is an interactive sculpture designed for intimate conversations and community events for Elsewhere’s South Elm Projects. It takes the lunchroom phenomenon of self-segregation as its starting point, evoking the pivotal Greensboro sit-ins at the Woolworth’s lunch...
The Yard

The Yard

Greensboro Permaculture Guild, Greensboro, NC The Yard, South Elm Projects, 2015 Landscape plan and permaculture installation, emphasizing the collaboration between neighbors and new uses, in the green space behind the 600 block of South Elm Street. The Yard is a joint project designed and planted by the Greensboro Permaculture Guild and built by Common Ground. Bringing together...
Vertical Landscapes

Vertical Landscapes

Buster Simpson, Seattle, WA Vertical Landscapes, South Elm Projects, 2015, in-process Buster brings his vertical landscape and hydroponic system to the downspouts in the alley of the 600 block of South Elm Street. Native species were selected for their hardiness and sun/shade tolerances, and runoff from the roofs of Elsewhere and it’s neighbors feeds the system. These particular pipe designs create...
Kit-O-Cart

Kit-O-Cart

  Chat Travieso, Brooklyn, NY Kit-O-Cart, South Elm Projects, 2015, utility trailer, wood, hardware, performance The Kit-O-Cart transforms a used utility trailer into a mobile, transformable seating and stage performance platform. A series of large benches housed in the trailer can be adjusted to create a number of different configurations. The Kit-O-Cart, a mini-parklet, rethinks how our surroundings...
Restore Elsewhere

Restore Elsewhere

Elsewhere is restoring its 100-year old building to make the museum more accessible, safe and sustainable. Since the beginning, we've been fixing up the building bit-by-bit, but now its time to secure our building for years to come. Restoring Elsewhere creates twelve live-work artist studios, year-round programming and museum operations, and three-floor public museum access....
Untitled (Khora Study #5)

Untitled (Khora Study #5)

  Untitled (Khora Study #5), Meredith Kooi, Atlanta, GA Three single-channel videos and digital audio   For Untitled (Khora Study #5), Kooi recorded both video of the glass forest installation and audio signals picked up from these recordings by electromagnetic induction microphone.  She then projected these recordings back into the installation, for a one night event that thickened the...
Doorbells

Doorbells

Doorbells, Jeff Kolar, Chicago, IL Doorbell and recorded album of original organ compositions. After playing Elsewhere’s vintage Yamaha organ over the course of two weeks, Jeff Kolar created an album of 12 songs that represent a deep exploration of the instrument. Visitors to the museum can play and listen to tracks on the album through a...
Pepsi Mountain State Park

Pepsi Mountain State Park

    Pepsi Mountain State Park, David More, Richmond, VA Digital file, USB, Toyshark.   Pepsi Mountain State Park is a video game study that combines images of distorted fragments from the museum’s environment into an alternate universe. The sound elements included in the study are a compilation of More’s experimental recordings over the course of his residency, produced through...