SECCA Auditorium Lobby and Sculpture Deck
Come hungry and make collectivity happen. As part of ALIVE IN THE KITCHEN and Collective Actions, Join Greensboro-based Elsewhere for a pancake social with art activities and performance at SECCA.
Elsewhere Museum’s artist collaborative and their community partner, The Campus Kitchen Project at Wake Forest University will provide a deliciously wacky mid-afternoon pancake breakfast in SECCA’s auditorium lobby and sculpture deck. They’ll be serving up southern hospitality and screen printed pancakes with games, plenty of food puns and play. Along with Elsewhere, The Campus Kitchen Project will share ideas for improvisational cooking, reducing food waste, and using at hand resources to meet the hunger and nutritional needs of our community.
Elsewhere is a living museum, site-specific artist residency, and creative laboratory set in a former thrift store in downtown Greensboro, NC, where artists work with the local community to create projects from an immense inventory of surplus, thrift, and antiques amassed on site by one woman from 1939-1997. The staff at Elsewhere produce events and projects as a creative team, in addition to supporting the daily operations of the museum. Their past projects have been presented locally at the North Carolina Museum of Art and The Ackland Museum of Art; nationally at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Flux Projects, Atlanta,GA, and The Portland Institute of Contemporary Art. Portland, OR; and, internationally at Kulturpark, Berlin, Germany.
Alive in the Kitchen is an evolving set of participatory culinary experiments that extend Elsewhere’s core concepts of hospitality, play, and resourcefulness. It sometimes takes the form of a cooking show with a live studio audience. As a platform for intergenerational education, Alive in the Kitchen promotes the creation of community around meal sharing, and knowledge of nutrition, local foodways, the art of cooking through play, humor and the magic of puppetry and puns. You can watch a 5 episode series produced for Alive in the Kitchen and AcreTV here.