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


2016
Knock Wood

Knock Wood

Knock Wood, Christine Rebhuhn (New York, NY) October 2016. Wood column, glass vase, found publications, key. Knock Wood brings together handcrafted and industrially fabricated objects often found in the peripheries of mundane, American life. Rebhuhn considers the way these objects overlap and find affinity, stretching a line of connection across disparate things and ideas. Language and images become operative...
Because They Believe in Unicorns

Because They Believe in Unicorns

Because They Believe in Unicorns, Antoine Williams (Chapel Hill, NC) Southern Constellations Fellow. July 2016. Installation view. Surplus WWII military tents, wood, thread, marker, acrylic, collage on museum wall. Williams creates his version of a myth in Because They Believe in Unicorns by suspending a figure in mid-air who begs the question: “Am I being elevated out of darkness or...
Surplus Surplus

Surplus Surplus

Surplus Surplus, Seth Ferris (San Diego, CA) October 2016. Video, installation. Army surplus collection. Surplus Surplus rearranges the army surplus materials in Elsewhere’s collection to investigate wartime production, distribution of goods, and post-war labor force reformation. By creating “body bag” shapes out of American WWII military tents stuffed with army materials, Surplus allows the viewer to meditate on the current, collective complicity in this institutional cycle – the...
An Alter-Economy of Becoming Elsewhere

An Alter-Economy of Becoming Elsewhere

An Alter-Economy of Becoming Elsewhere, anique vered (Montreal, QC) October 2016. Masking tape, red yarn, objects, and words throughout the museum. A baring of daily life as art, vered simultaneously prompts and reveals change by exploring and documenting alternate social and economic forms. An Alter-Economy asked 14 Elsewhere staff members, interns, and artists to participate in a 7-day durational encounter throughout the 3...
Indefinite Progress

Indefinite Progress

Indefinite Progress, Alix Pentecost-Ferren (Brooklyn, NY) August 2016. Graphite on paper, pasted onto museum walls. Indefinite Progress is a series of hand drawn image sequences intertwined with the architecture of the museum. Taking inspiration from Elsewhere as place where the past is trapped alongside the present, both a time capsule and living museum, each sequence references the history of...
Nothing Can Be Something

Nothing Can Be Something

Nothing Can Be Something, Alex Meiser (Atlanta, GA) August 2016. Installation view. Found fabric, metal cubes. In response to the collapsed state of the preceding Fabric Fortress installation (see also: Safe Place, Make Safe, Make Space) following the 2016 Elsewhere renovation, Something returns the fabric to a state of rest. The fabric was rolled into twelve self-supporting, stable stacks.   “It was work that could...
Velvet Retreat

Velvet Retreat

Velvet Retreat, Janelle Beasley (Bloomington, IN) August 2016. Installation view. Velvet, acrylic, lighting gels, found wood. Velvet Retreat is a celebration of the single-stall restroom, accentuating its qualities of privacy, comfort, and inclusion. Beasley worked to transform one of Elsewhere’s newly constructed restrooms into a more inviting space with colors, light, and textures not normally experienced in a bathroom. This...
Guess Who is Coming to Dinner

Guess Who is Coming to Dinner

Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner (from Manifest Destiny, The Musical series), Cosmo Whyte, (Atlanta, GA) Southern Constellations Fellow. July 2016. Sound sculpture, armoire, dishware, glass pane. Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner (from Whyte’s series Manifest Destiny, the Musical) is an interactive sound sculpture in the public communal dining area focusing on migration, identity, and Southern hospitality. The sound sculpture plays...
We Are Not Alone

We Are Not Alone

We Are Not Alone, Sheetal Prajapati (Brooklyn, NY) July 2016. Installation: buttons, string, velcro, fabric, wooden dowels, pegboard, LED lights, Lite-Brite pegs. We Are Not Alone allows visitors to encounter Elsewhere and its collection in intimate ways – welcoming participants to consider their relationship to the universe through object-based experiences. Influenced by the Southern Constellations program and her own zodiac sign, Prajapati’s site...
We Went Down To O'Shea's Wood

We Went Down To O’Shea’s Wood

We Went Down To O’Shea’s Wood, Jane Cassidy (Tuscaloosa, AL) Southern Constellations Fellow. July 2016. Soundscape/Installation, LED lights. We Went Down To O’Shea’s Wood is an immersive, audio-visual, light installation in the Glass Forest. The piece is fully activated in the evening hours, once the sun has gone down, and the vacuum of night beckons calm. Multi-channel ambient music...
Politics Surrounded | From Giving

Politics Surrounded | From Giving

Politics Surrouned | From Giving (Medley), Charisse Weston (Houston, TX) Southern Constellations Fellow. July 2016. Video installation, handmade poetry book, restored benches.  Politics Surrounded | From Giving (Medley) is a multi-media, video installation that disrupts the cycles of desire and consumption surrounding the image and sound of black physical, mental, and spiritual labor. The projected video installation converges recordings from various...
Revolving Spectrum

Revolving Spectrum

  Revolving Spectrum, Maria Molteni (Boston, MA/Nashville, TN) Southern Constellations Fellow. July 2016. Homemade Haint Blue paints, various blue objects. Molteni believes that the “intuitive aesthetic perception of color is legitimate on its own terms.” Like Josef Albers, Molteni’s work investigates the visible color spectrum as contextually responsive (rather than fixed) from scientific and cultural perspectives. Revolving Spectrum revisits this concept of flexible...