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


projects
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...
#NCTRIAD

#NCTRIAD

  #NCTRIAD, Craig Smith (Gainesville, FL).  May 2017. Golf clubs, video, trophy plate, curated film screening series. Smith considers sport both a durational event and convivial encounter. Examining dimensions of time and interaction within sport, over the course of his residency he visited and played at eight golf courses within the Piedmont Triad region—photographing, meeting, and dining with community...
Air Mail - A Love Letter and Beacon

Air Mail – A Love Letter and Beacon

Air Mail – A Love Letter and Beacon, Justin Rabideau (Atlanta, GA).  April 2017. Installation view. Wood, glass, love letters, thread, felt. Rabideau activated the highest point in Elsewhere to create AirMail – A Love Letter and a Beacon. The work brings together imaginative imagery, historic narrative, and the handwritten note to invoke the poetic nature of...
Barley Twist Column

Barley Twist Column

Barley Twist Column, Emily Jan & Chris Flower (Montreal, QC).  April 2017. Installation. Paper collage on found wood. One day while working in the woodshop, Flower tripped over a stack of wooden “barley twist” furniture elements that abound in the collection, upsetting the pile. As he laid on the shop floor, a column rolled away from him...
Rangifer – Polyphemus – Polypore

Rangifer – Polyphemus – Polypore

Rangifer – Polyphemus – Polypore, Emily Jan (Montreal, QC).  April 2017. Installation view. Faux-fur, collection paper, wood, moss, rust pigment, found objects. When Jan arrived at Elsewhere, she was struck by what she saw as a lack of taxidermy. Feeling this to be a distinctly missing component of a thrift-shop-turned-musueum, Jan created a hyper-realistic, sculptural caribou head...
Little Bear Zoetrope

Little Bear Zoetrope

Little Bear Zoetrope, Emily Jan & Chris Flower (Montreal, QC).  April 2017. Watercolor and graphite on paper, ceiling fan motor. In searching for parts to run the Barley Twist Column, Flower and Jan found a broken ceiling fan. They re-configured the fan mount, motor and an old table-top into a zoetrope, an animation device that produces the illusion of...
Contained Elsewhere

Contained Elsewhere

Contained Elsewhere, Chris Flower (Montreal, QC).  April 2017. Wood, found items, video filmed using GoPro or iPhone6 cameras. For Flower, a box can be many things. It can be at once a theater, petri dish, storage container, mirror, and a cabinet of curiosity. It can be a way to control gravity and a way to store ideas. Contained Elsewhere...
The Still Lifes of Elsewhere

The Still Lifes of Elsewhere

The Still Lifes of Elsewhere, Dana Robinson (Gainesville, FL).  April 2017. Handmade paper, transparency film, thread. At Elsewhere, a seemingly endless flow of materials compete for a viewer’s attention. Filled to the brim with objects, reorganized and re-imagined over and over again according to color, use, material, origin, chronology – it’s easy for museum-goers to experience sensory overload. Dana Robinson...
Stranger Things (Books & Memory)

Stranger Things (Books & Memory)

Stranger Things (Books & Memory), Emily Jan (Montreal, QC).  April 2017. Watercolor on paper, repurposed books. Reawakened by recent shows like Netflix original Stranger Things, the 1980s are making a comeback. Children of the ‘80s themselves, three of the April 2017 residents would reminicse over Elsewhere evenings—pawing through the toys in the collection and responding to each item as if...
Untitled (Chalk Mind Map)

Untitled (Chalk Mind Map)

Untitled, Mike Nourse, (Chicago, IL) March 2017. Chalk diagram on museum wall. During his residency, Nourse made maps detailing the sociopolitical impacts of Elsewhere. Forged in chalk, Untitled exists as a snapshot of the current Elsewhere and its local, regional, national, and international presences. Nourse offers visitors an insider’s view to existing organizational structures and their possible directions, charting the course...