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


projects
The Cabinet of Cacophonies

The Cabinet of Cacophonies

Parasol B (Chapel Hill, NC) April 2019. Bent circuits, noise generators, amplifiers; museum collection toys, books, past projects. 30” x 48” x 72” in. Parasol B modifies toys in the collection to make “better, weirder noises” by bending circuits or the teeth of music box mechanisms. She states: “Noise is freeing because it removes structural and technique constraints...
By Us For Us

By Us For Us

Cecilia Sweet-Coll (Los Angeles, CA)  April 2019. Index of artworks using museum collection past projects, wood, ribbon; writing. Dimensions variable. By Us For Us is a collection of conversations with other QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color) artists and works at Elsewhere and a celebration of the museum spaces by and for queer folks. The project...
This is Not a Museum Tour

This is Not a Museum Tour

Emerie Snyder (Brooklyn, NY) April 2019. Audio tour recorded on cassette tape; museum collection cassette player, fabric, modified wood frame. 13 min 45 secs. Dimensions variable. An object-led, participatory tour, This is Not a Museum Tour focuses on works of “Not Art” in the museum collection. Visitors are invited to experience a 14-minute tour, personally led by a friendly...
Dear Mother,

Dear Mother,

Furen Dai (Brookline, MA) April 2019. HD video and audio featuring museum collection letters. 18 mins 58 secs. Dear Mother, is a research project and film based on the personal letters from the museum’s archive room located on the third floor. During her two week residency, Dai developed this project using the letters received by original store...
Go Elsewhere 2020

Go Elsewhere 2020

Elsewhere is now accepting applications for programs manager, residencies, and internships, from creatives working across media, fields, and disciplines.  
Dine nan Nwa

Dine nan Nwa

Michelle Lisa Polissaint (Miami, FL) Southern Constellations Fellow. February 2019. Acrylic and concrete on museum collection chairs and miscellaneous items. Dimensions variable. Dine nan Nwa is a series of site-specific sculptures that invites viewers to sit at the table with two immigrants: the artists’ parents. Polissaint states: “I felt pulled to North Carolina by several people and relationships...
PICTURES ELSEWHERE

PICTURES ELSEWHERE

Josh T. Franco (Hyattsville, MD) Southern Constellations Fellow. February 2019. Watercolor and pastel on paper, museum collection animal figures, frame, table; performance video documentation. 18” x 24 in. As an artist with an art history Ph.D., Franco makes the discipline itself his primary medium. For PICTURES ELSEWHERE combines three acts of reverent and irreverent gratitude to art historian Michael...
Social Sensory Stimulation

Social Sensory Stimulation

Diana Laurel Caramat (Norfolk, VA / Seattle, WA) Southern Constellations Fellow. February 2019. HD video documentation with sound. Series of participatory workshops with glue polymer, museum collection items, glass jar. Dimensions variable. Caramat created three sensory-based bodies of work in Social Sensory Stimulation: a video series, a sculptural object, and a social framework for interaction. Designed to accommodate...
An Atlas of Administration

An Atlas of Administration

Clare van Loenen (Richmond, VA)  February 2019. Tour performance documentation. Research through museum collection archive documents; elastic ribbon, frame. Dimensions variable. An Atlas of Administration is a socially driven research project that looks at sites of significance and transformation in Elsewhere’s history and ongoing presence on South Elm Street, in Downtown Greensboro. The culminating neighborhood tour and 3K run...
Guess who's coming to dinner (or the last supper)

Guess who’s coming to dinner (or the last supper)

Alma Leiva (Miami, FL) Southern Constellations Fellow. February 2019. Video documentation of curated dinner in collaboration with Jennida Chase and Hassan Pitts. 9 min 2 secs. Inkjet prints, embroidery, and poetry on museum collection fabric; ongoing collection of stories. 264” x 138” in. Live music performance in collaboration with Joshua Marquez. Guess who’s coming to dinner is a research-based interdisciplinary...
Keeping Young & Living Longer

Keeping Young & Living Longer

Kevin Brophy (Tampa, FL / Pittsburgh, PA) + Rosa Nussbaum (Austin, TX) Southern Constellations Fellows. February 2019. Performance video documentation displayed inside sculpture. 13 min 44 secs. Museum collection fabric, thread, stuffing, books; programmed Raspberry Pi with video. Brophy and Nussbaum’s Keeping Young & Living Longer: How to stay Active & Healthy past 100, or How to avoid Life Shortening Errors (Full Title)...
2019 Rural Residency

2019 Rural Residency

OVERVIEW RESIDENCY PROJECT EVENT PRESS SUPPORTERS OVERVIEW Test render from HD video with sound, by Ash Eliza Smith, July 2018 – July 2019. Elsewhere’s Rural Residency annually collaborates with contemporary, socially-engaged artists for a year-long, site-specific, project-based explorations in rural regions of North Carolina. The program aims to reconnect artists, raised in the annually selected county, with their hometown and foster collaboration...