Elsewhere | October 2013
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floating oceans, constellations & conversations, elsewhere elsewhere
This fall Elsewhere's CoLab launches DanceLab, a youth-led movement-research investigation bringing together students at Dudley High School and artist Athena Kokoronis to create a site-specific dance for downtown Greensboro. DanceLab will run from October 14 through November 1 culminating in a performance on First Friday for Art in Odd Places. To participate or collaborate contact Chris Kennedy at
1. First Friday at Elsewhere | October 4 from 6 - 10pm
2. High Desert Test Sites (Joshua Tree, NV)  | October 11 + 12
3. Video Musics III: Floating Oceans by Alexis Gideon | October 11 at 8:30pm
4. DanceLab | October 14 - Nov 1
5. Conversations & Constellations with Jillian Mayer | October 16 from 530 - 7pm
6. Hand-in-Glove Conference (New Orleans, LA) | October 17 - 20
7. Elsewhere goes to [city] market | October 17 from 5 - 9pm
8. Queerly Beloved Book Club | October 24 at 630pm
9. Halloween | October 31

1. Artist Talks | Thursdays at 830pm
2. Weekly Tours | Saturdays at 4pm (RSVP required)
3. Members' Dinners | Thursdays at 7pm (RSVP required)
4. Museum Open | Wednesday through Saturday from 1 - 10pm 

1. Jillian Mayer (Miami, FL) - Southern Constellations Fellow
2. Anna Barker (Chapel Hill, NC)
3. Sophie Holstein (NYC, NY / Berlin, Germany)
4. Brendan + Jude Griebel (Sundre, AB, Canada)
5. Shannon Stratton (Chicago, IL)
6. Rodd Northcutt (College Corner, OH)
7. Daniel Dean (Minneapolis, MN) 
8. Athena Kokoronis (Brooklyn, NY) - DanceLab Teaching Artist
9. Christopher Kennedy (Greensboro, NC) - DanceLab Teaching Artist 

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This past Saturday the 28th, Elsewhere hosted Tomorrow, our annual fundraising extravaganza celebrating more than 10 years of Elsewhere in Greensboro and around the world. Featuring 7 live bands, DJs, treats by Table16, an international benefit art auction, and museum installations activated by Elsewhere staff, alumni artists, and community members. Your support for Elsewhere's Tomorrow inspires a growing city, re-makes cultural memories, and enables collaborative futures. Thank you for making it possible.

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2. Elsewhere's Stephanie Sherman begins her first year of UC San Diego's unique Art Practice Phd program, where she will begin deep explorations of the public curator, collaborative process, and creative critique. The one-of-a-kind program will give her an opportunity to gain skills in writing, teaching, and production, while lots of red-eye flights and virtual chats will keep her endlessly connected to Elsewhere and Greensboro.


1. The government may be shut down, but at Elsewhere, the beat goes on. 

First Friday open house featuring new works by resident artists.

Anna Barker, The Future in Motion, dance action. 

Bridget Beck, Cake Action, raised sculptural suite of cakes.

Bridget Beck, Dinner Bell, old compressed gas cylinder bell. 

Katie Ford, Far Away, installation. 

Dao Nugyen, awayintime, game.

Kirsty Roberston, Wear and Tear, etching.

Adam + Rosalynn Rothstein, Surrey Rides Again, surrey. 

From the Archives: a retrospective of video work by elsewhere artists.

Favorite Color: Purple, a performance by Allen Moore and Grace Amber. 

Well the government is shut down, open up: Video capture for visions of downtown. 


2. Elsewhere's Founding Directors, George and Stephanie, present the Elsewhere Elsewhere project Crosswalks as part of High Desert Test Sites in Joshua Tree, CA.

On October 11 and 12, they will present a two-day play, with acts considering the relevance of roads in the desert, promoting walking-based culture and community interaction. 

3. Video Musics III: Floating Oceans by Alexis Gideon is a 38-minute stop-motion animated video opera based on the works of the early 20th century Irish writer Lord Dunsany and inspired by the time and dream experiments of the Irish physicist John William Dunne. The piece explores and celebrates Irish mythology and culture, and the balance between non-linear and traditional linear narrative. Irish literature is reexamined through the meters of modern classical, hip-hop, ambient, and psychedelia, deconstructing and reconstituting various cultural postures.

Gideon will be on hand to lead a post performance Q& A.

He has recently been hosted by: 

• The New Museum of Contemporary Art
• The Wexner Center for the Arts
• The St Louis International Film Festival
• The Confucius Institute at SUNY, Stony Brook
• The Baltimore Museum of Art
• The Santa Fe Art Institute
• Glazart in Paris, France
• Sudpol in Luzerne, Switzerland

Check out more information about the project here:

This event is FREE with $1 admission to the museum.

4. The fall installment of Elsewhere's CoLab, DanceLab is a youth-led movement-research investigation bringing together students at Dudley High School and artist Athena Kokoronis to create a site-specific dance for downtown Greensboro.

A series of interactive workshops led by Athena and dance teacher Angela Robinson will explore Elsewhere’s living museum and Greensboro as sites for storytelling and experimental dance. The project culminates with an interactive performance during the Art in Odd Places public art festival in downtown Greensboro on November 1st at 7pm that will travel from Elsewhere (606 S. Elm Street) along South Elm Street.

To participate or collaborate contact Chris Kennedy at education[at]goelsewhere[dot]org

DanceLab Events

Artist Talk | Oct. 10th at 8:30pm
Listen to an artist talk by Athena Kokoronis in Elsewhere’s storefront theater

Patch-Work Dinner | Oct. 12th at 7pm
Join us for a dinner with Athena and DanceLab organizers ($10/person; $5/members RSVP required)

Patch-Work Dance | Nov. 1st at 7pm
Move to a final performance and debut of the Patch-Work dance on Elsewhere’s storefront theater stage

Athena Kokoronis is a cross-disciplinary performing artist based in NYC whose works are often participatory and mix food and dance, to better understand connections between history, appetite, and movement in society.  Her works are performances and are often collaborative and research-based. Recent performances have been presented in New York City at the Judson Church, Flea Theater, Governor’s Island and elsewhere.

Special support and assistance from dance teacher Angela Robinson and Kelley Ann Walsh.

DanceLab is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.


5. On Wednesday, October 16 from 5:30 to 7pm meet with Southern Constellations Fellow and artist-in-residence, Jillian Mayer.

Mayer steeps her artistic practice in the verisimilitude of a generation that came of age in the 1980s. She calls upon drawing, photography, video, online platforms, installation, and performance to enact scenarios of apathy, dysfunction, and disillusionment. Indoctrinated into expectations of upward mobility, instant gratification, and the succinct finesse of a television sitcom and web experience, Mayer critiques the dissonance between her childhood optimism and the state of contemporary culture with an erudite playfulness.

Enjoy a quick artist talk at 6pm and casual kitchen conversations.

Members encouraged to attend. Don't forget the fun continues afterwards with the weekly 7pm member's dinner (rsvp here) and 830pm artist talks.

6. Elsewhere's Curatorial Team travels to NOLA for the 2013 Hand-In-Glove conference. Started in 2011 by ThreeWalls in Chicago, IL, the conference was formed to bring together independent art organizers from across the country to address the practical and philosophical issues prevalent in their work. 

7. Elsewhere joins the circus at this edition of the City Market, Downtown Greensboro's open air market happening every 3rd Thursday off South Elm Street. 

8. Queerly Beloved is a book club that meets on a monthly basis to read and discuss books primarily written for, by, or about LGBTQ people of color. Queerly Beloved is also notably Elsewhere’s first monthly book club.

Contact April Parker at for more information.

9. It's Halloween and we love candy. 

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Elsewhere is funded in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, The North Carolina Arts Council, artsgreensboro, the Fund for Democratic Communities, the Future Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, Tannenbaum Sternberger Foundation, Guilford Green Foundation, the Harpo Foundation, the Gallucci Creative Fund & friends like you.

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