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


projects
Big Girl Wanna Play Too

Big Girl Wanna Play Too

Big Girl Wanna Play Too, Gina Alexandra Denton (Baltimore, MD). Baltimore Goes Elsewhere. August 2017. Installation view. Found fabric, bicycle wheel, PVC pipe, casters, poly fill. Big Girl Wanna Play Too is a collection of modular, playable plush pieces. Denton created her interactive sculpture and accompanying jewelry forms as a reaction to the frustrations of being a larger-bodied woman in...
Department No. 1

Department No. 1

Beau Vasseur (Baltimore, MD) Baltimore Goes Elsewhere Fellow. August 2017. Installation view. Found objects, acrylic on wooden shelves. Building upon iterations of past residents, Vasseur reimagined the traditional form of the Elsewhere Department Store. Department No. 1 is a multimedia installation on the first floor of the museum that speaks to the space’s inherent relationship to shopping. A...
The Break In The Game

The Break In The Game

Antonio McAfee (Baltimore, MD) Baltimore Goes Elsewhere Fellow. August 2017. Installation view. Multi media collage on paper and glass, acrylic medium, glue. The Break in the Game is a series of found-image collages that portray an imaginary origin story of the Greensboro Four sit-in protesters (the Four). In these scenes Jibreel Khazan (Ezell Blair Jr.), Franklin McCain,...
To Climb The Mountain

To Climb The Mountain

To Climb The Mountain, April Camlin (Baltimore, MD) Baltimore Goes Elsewhere Fellow. August 2017. Installation view. Found ribbon, pegboard, wood, plexi sheet. To Climb The Mountain is a project of many stages. When Elsewhere was a thrift store, owner Sylvia Gray would sit at her cash register and spin ribbon—wrapping the material around pencils to form tightly-wound coils...
Interstellar Uber/Negotiations with God

Interstellar Uber/Negotiations with God

Interstellar Uber/Negotiations with God, Saba Taj (Durham, NC) Southern Constellations Fellowship. July 2017. Mannequins, roller skates, fabric, baubles, pre-made fabric clouds, wigs, bottle caps, ghosts. Interstellar Uber // Negotiations with God is a kinetic Buraq sculpture that resides in Elsewhere’s Ghost Room. The Buraq (meaning sparkle, or lightning) is the steed that Prophet Muhammad rode during his “Night...
untitled: or obsneerg y las cronicas marcianas

untitled: or obsneerg y las cronicas marcianas

untitled: or obsneerg y las cronicas marcianas, william cordova (North Miami Beach, FL; Saugeartise, NY; Lima, Peru) Southern Constellations Fellowship. July 2017. Video, projection installation. 35MM slides, Polaroid 600 camera, copy of The Martian Chronicles, customized mirror, reclaimed wood, milk crate, plexi sheet. untitled: or obsneerg y las cronicas marcianas is a short film project made in collaboration...
Fear No Joy

Fear No Joy

Fear No Joy, Zeelie Brown (Brooklyn, NY; Pollard, AL) Southern Constellations Fellowship. July 2017. Cello performance, bleach on denim, ribbons, roses, bubbles, love.  “My queer childhood wasn’t spent drawing hearts in the margins of textbooks. It was spent being hurt. Queers often don’t grow up singing love songs. To me, they seemed abstractions until I met someone...
Rosa No. 7 Yellow Independence

Rosa No. 7 Yellow Independence

Rosa No. 7 Yellow Independence, Rontherin Ratliff (New Orleans, LA) Southern Constellations Fellowship. July 2017. Fabric, lath boards, wood, wooden toys, toy army figures. Experiencing a wall-to-wall environment of visual stimuli at Elsewhere, Ratliff was surprised to find that his response to the space was triggered by his sense of smell. Upon entering the space, the artist was reminded...
Southern Static

Southern Static

Southern Static, Lily Reeves (Pheonix, AZ).  May 2017. Installation view. Lamps, wire, blue light bulbs, argon-filled glass, performative happenings, belief, reenactments of Southern spiritual acts. Through Southern Static, Reeves aims to embody and understand traditional southern superstitions via research, performative reenactment, and physical object making/repurposing. This installation follows the enigmatic ways that Southern superstition bleeds through time and space...
Repository

Repository

  Repository, Vivian Charlesworth and Edek Sher (Providence, RI).  May 2017. Installation view. Video, Found ribbon, metal frames, fabric, mirror, monitor with performance of dust stored in a safety deposit box. Repository is a video-documented performance and a sculptural vault set within Elsewhere’s longstanding and ever-evolving immersive installation, The Ribbon Room. Because of the great density of the material contained within...
Blue Monday

Blue Monday

  Blue Monday, Ben Bowden Lee (Atlanta, GA).  May 2017. Laser prints, handcrafted vellum transfer on glass, wood, wire dish rack, blue collection materials. If one were to creak along the bowed wood floors and disturb the dust kept resting along the walls and banisters, they would witness the aching breaths of Elsewhere. Every bit of the collection appears...
Conveyor Belt

Conveyor Belt

Conveyor Belt, Lucas Baisch (Chicago, IL).  May 2017. Collection paper, typewriters, ink, wood. Conveyor Belt is a text-based installation that emerged from the artist’s attraction to two collection typewriters: the Olivetti Lettera 32 and the Sears Courier. After reviving the machines and researching their histories, Baisch discovered that both typewriters were modeled after the Olivetti Lettera 22, a...