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


2019 Residents

2019 Residents

Elsewhere residents create site-specific projects in or around Elsewhere’s 100-year-old building. Each artist will live and work in the museum for one month. Elsewhere’s immersive residency has been ongoing since 2004 and has hosted over 500 artists over the past 15 years. This year’s cohorts feature improvisational, collaborative, and public-space-intervening...
Southern Constellations

Southern Constellations

Southern Constellations (SoCo) is an annual, curated, program that explores experimental practices across a network of Southern artists and organizations. Every year SoCo offers a suite of programs that extend conversations across the state and region.
Join the Membership!

Join the Membership!

Membership includes free museum entry and weekly tours, monthly mixers & home cooked meal with artists, discounts on extravaganza tickets, and digital treats that connect you directly with life inside the museum and beyond!
Recent Projects
Staircase Score

Staircase Score

Kimberly Lyle (Phoenix, AZ) May 2018. Installation documentation. Museum collection wood and metal objects, programmed micro-controller board with audio. Dimensions variable. Staircase Score transforms a functional, transitional space into an interactive sound installation composed of drawer-like sculptures. The handles are an invitation to be held that mirrors the support and position of the adjacent handrail. When touched, each...
The Records Room, an Active Archive (after Personal Historical Society)

The Records Room, an Active Archive (after Personal Historical Society)

lydia see (Asheville, NC / Spartanburg, SC) May 2018. Installation documentation. Instructions for archival process, cyanotypes, photographs, museum collection objects sourced from found room.  The Records Room is a functional installation that commemorates the tradition of collecting and organizing through Elsewhere’s past, present, and future. This “archive” transformed a repository room to house tangible records and archival materials. In the Room, the...
Live Streaming

Live Streaming

Alejandro Franco (Miami, FL) May 2018. Installation documentation. Found metal objects, cardboard, broken glass and china. Dimensions variable. Live Streaming is a heartfelt, life-size diorama made with recognizable objects that encapsulates a single moment of North Carolina’s natural landscape. Working within Elsewhere’s ecosystem of objects that constantly migrate and transform, this sculptural installation stands almost as by natural law of...
Elsewhere Goes To Madison

Elsewhere Goes To Madison

Overview Reckon Holler Box Tire Mobile Happening at Bicentennial Overview Elsewhere Goes To Madison was an off-site Rural Residency in April 2018 that engaged artists and citizens through interactive, socially engaged works produced for the “Madison Music Fest,” celebrating the town’s Bicentennial. This inaugural residency session invited national and local artists to stay and work at the Reckon Holler residency outside...
What's Underneath That Rock?

What’s Underneath That Rock?

Rimona Law (Portland, OR) Elsewhere Goes To Madison. April 2018. Audio interviews, interactive surveys. A collection of questions and reflections, What’s Underneath That Rock? brings together residents of Rockingham County to consider the ways in which water wells make rural life both possible and precarious. This project is funded by an award from the North Carolina Arts Council,...
Instructions On Waving

Instructions On Waving

Sidney Stretz (Greensboro, NC)  Elsewhere Goes To Madison. April 2018. Photographs & real life observations, ink, paper, xerox copies. “Waving to your neighbors is a customary sign that you belong to a place. Individuals have expressed this greeting (when traveling to and from) in a myriad of ways, from short gestures to exaggerated movements.” After studying and noting a...
Project #2

Project #2

  Adam Carlin (Greensboro, NC) Elsewhere Goes To Madison. April 2018. Interactive installation documentation. Object images, written audience responses. Carlin leads a performative exercise in storytelling through objects as a way for participants to dream new ways for businesses to collaborate. The stories will be compiled into a publication gifted to the aforementioned stores. This project is funded by an...
These Madison Times!

These Madison Times!

Avery Cousins (Staunton, VA) Elsewhere Goes To Madison. April 2018. Performance documentation. Archival and oral history research, acrylic on wood. After discussing and documenting conversations with numerous Madison residents and archivists, Cousins performed a brief history every hour on the hour at the Madison Music Fest. Cousins also painted a quote from a local archivist on to a...
Project #1

Project #1

Adam Carlin (Greensboro, NC) Elsewhere Goes To Madison. April 2018. Installation documentation. Audio interviews, collected video and images. Dick Cartwright is a Madison business owner who defined his establishment through the pet pig he placed in front of his store to attract customers. Inspired by this story, Carlin introduces Downtown Madison passersby to the pets of multiple store employees in front...
Memory Lane Photo Booth

Memory Lane Photo Booth

Karmella Fiebke (Rockaway Beach, NY) Elsewhere Goes To Madison. April 2018. Interactive installation documentation. Photo booth inside of former school bus. Memory Lane Photo Booth invites Madison residents to ride the driver’s seat and record a souvenir inside of Box Tire Mobile– a 35-foot bus renovated to exhibit works for the town’s Bicentennial. In this interactive installation, participants dress...
Dress-Up

Dress-Up

Hannah Lewis (Fort Myers, FL) March 2018. Performance documentation. Repurposed museum collection garments, fabric, mannequins, wood, found bubble wrap. Dress-Up is comprised of vintage garments – sizes 2-4 – from Elsewhere’s collection that have been deconstructed and expanded to accommodate sizes 22-26. The altered clothes are displayed on mannequins that Lewis altered to reflect her own body’s measurements....
Vessel

Vessel

Antoina B. Larkin (Savannah, GA) March 2018. Installation documentation. Hair in museum walls, collection glass & wood, gold leaf, interactive book. Dimensions Variable Vessel is an installation that explores what it means to preserve one’s identity, which the artist believes involves more than the traditional ways of record keeping such as census records and birth certificates. Inspired...