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George Scheer on Mon, 9 Jan 2006 20:34:16 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> [ann] Elsewhere Artist Collaborative residency


Residency/ Internship LISTING FOR

a non-profit production space and museum merging art and theory
606 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27406

JourneyPerson Residency and Internship Program
Located in downtown Greensboro, NC

This program is offered throughout the year, however, the majority of
activities occur during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. 
Residencies and internships last for at least a month and the duration
of stay and are flexible.

Contact Information
George Scheer
Collaborative Director
wanderingzoo {AT} mac.com

Compensation: unpaid, housing provided

Description of Project
Consider spending a month or more living within a former thrift store, 
filled with things, none of which are for sale, a place where discovery
and innovation are tangible processes linked to conceptual
investigations of new community and communication models.  The
Elsewhere experience is an inversion of traditional cultural and
creative institutions, a living installation rethinking art production
and curation as a collaborative process and contextually driven
practice.  Here, theory, practice, and artistic creation merge within
a functioning three-story museum of art process and living
installation. Modes of cultural production are critiqued and
re-imagined through the continual reapplication of an immense, 60-year
collection of American cultural objects including toys, furniture,
fabric, books, army surplus, and knick-knacks.  These objects provide
the resources and unifying aesthetic for artists, intellectuals,
educators, creative thinkers and doers working in a variety of
expressive modes to explore and develop new dialogues, systems, and
models for integrated visual and textual languages. Elsewhere is a new
artistic medium in the form of community interaction.  Elsewhere's
integrated city model includes a library, Natural History museum,
kitchen, studio, psychoanalysis office, press office, store, fabric
workshop, theater venue, and phone booth.  Resident artists and
scholars are invited to work within these systems as well as to
generate new models to curate and re-curate within an expanding

Elsewhere invites individuals to work as artists, scholars, interns, or

TeamElsewhere participants during the spring, summer, and fall. 
Artists and scholars work within the Journeyperson Program, where they
spend approximately a month creating a work or pursuing individually
designed projects using the vast materials and space within Elsewhere.

 Students or recent college grads are invited to join the intern 
team, where they work closely with Elsewhere staff to build
faculties, assist in the creation of the aesthetic environment by
overseeing a particular place within the space, and help develop and
implement the city model of Elsewhere through character creation,
curatorial efforts, the arrangement of systems and processes.  
Internsalso assist in management of the nonprofit organization as a

Individuals interested in joining TeamElsewhere join the developmental
staff for longer periods of time.  TeamElsewhere participants work
closely with the curators/producers to apply their particular interests
to the Elsewhere project as a whole. While all activities are strictly
volunteer, Elsewhere provides housing and inexpensive food options
through our food co-op.  A sense of humor, ability to multi-task, and
experimental approach to work and play are an absolute necessity.

To Apply:  Send an email of inquiry to wanderingzoo {AT} mac.com  or
otherwiseorelse {AT} gmail.com and you will receive an application packet
with more information.  Deadlines are as follows: SPRING (March 15-May31)
due Feb.15, SUMMER (June 1-August 31) due April 15, FALL (Sept1-Nov 15)
due July 15.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis after.
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