Photo documentation of local landscapes and “data centers:” digital storage servers.

Elsewhere’s 2019 Rural Residency, in collaboration with Ash Eliza Smith (’17), explores the intersection of art, technology, and the environment in rural NC to expand awareness of the social and economic issues surrounding these fields. Through collaborative film-making and public programming, Elsewhere examines innovation in Appalachia as corporate data centers transform former textile and agriculture industries in Burke, Catawba, and Caldwell Counties. 

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The Rural Residency is part of Southern Constellations (SoCo). This project is funded by an award from the NC Arts Council and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.