1. NEA Fellow Melissa Vandenberg performs Sew to Speak | Thursday, May 30 + Friday, May 31 at 630pm; Final Performance on Saturday, June 1 from 3 to 4pm
2. Artist Talks with Ashley, Lindsey + Rebecca | Thursday, May 30 at 830pm
3. Peter Pendergrass performs SanctuWHEREium | Saturday, June 1 from 8pm to 10pm
4. Potpourri of Pearls screening + performance | Wednesday, June 5 at 8pm
5. I Don't Do Boxes Launch Party | First Friday, June 8 from 6 to 10pm
1. Ashley Yeo Yakka (Singapore)
2. Lindsey Clark-Ryan (Northampton, MA)
3. Rebecca Noone (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
4. Melissa Vandenburg (Richmond, KY) - Southern Constellations Fellow
5. Lauren Bullock (Stone Mountain, GA)
6. Peter Pendergrass (Oakland, CA)
1. The Inscrutable Women of Pompeii, NC in the Year 10,000 AD | James Huckenpahler
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& THIS WEEK IN PHOTOS ELSEWHERE
1. Motivated by the copious collection of textiles and vintage sewing machines at Elsewhere, Southern Constellations Fellow, Melissa Vandenberg will stage a series of performative experiments investigating the relationships between sewer, spectator, machine, thread and textile.
The public is invited to view initial sewing trials at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31.
The concluding performance of Sew to Speak with Melissa will take place on Saturday, June 1 from 3:00-4:00pm.
The events are free with $1 museum admission.
2. Grab a chair in the Storefront for Thursday night Artist Talks featuring Elsewhere's newest resident artists, Ashley Yeo Yakka, Lindsey Clark-Ryan, and Rebecca Noone. The event is free with $1 museum admission.
3. Resident artist Peter Pendergrass presents an evening of interactive performance and guided experimental meditation at the public opening of his residency project SanctuWHEREium. This performance will focus primarily on the use of contemporary technology - especially mobile devices and the internet - to expand traditional notions of spiritual place, space, experience, and expression. Includes a special guest appearance by LA artist Guru Rugu.
Bring your mobile device and/or Google video chat-enabled laptop to participate in the creation of a digital audio mandala.
The event is free with museum admission.
4. Since its inception, Potpourri of Pearls, an art synthpop band from Philadelphia, PA, has been a union of distinctly different artists committed to common goals. Bate, Brody, and Allingham each have separate interests and impressive solo projects which they've pursued in addition to their career together. What unites them is a mutual respect and shared affection for the sexy and strange tradition of synth pop. They see this music as being, by definition, one of activism and hope.
Screening of video work begins at 8pm. The show begins at 9pm.
Free with museum admission.
5. This First Friday in June: Launch of I Don't Do Boxes, a magazine for and by queer youth in the south with the debut of the inaugural issue: School's Out! - a collection of over 30 artworks, stories, poems, comics and essays exploring queer southern experience. The evening will begin with live music, followed by a public reading of selected stories, a piÃ±ata smashing, and a Queer Dance Party like no other!
6pm: Live 'Queered' Music in the Storefront Theater with Samuel Silverstein, Jeremy Harris and Elayna Madden
7:30pm: A public reading of selected queer stories from the first issue of I Don't Do Boxes
8:30pm: A musical performance by the Tomboys
9pm -10pm: A Queer Dance Party with DJ GothBabysitter
1. The Inscrutable Women of Pompeii, NC in the Year 10,000AD: by James Huckenpahler, is an illustrated dream journal compiled during the artistâ€™s stay at Elsewhere. Journal entries explore the work of the mind--in consciousness and dream states--particularly efforts to make sense of experiences of the physical spaces and objects that make up daily life through sometimes strange mental manipulations and processes of re-combination. Each entry is paired with a haunting animated gif of a digitally manipulated image-object based on real objects from the collection of things housed at Elsewhere.