Cole, My Sooner Love is an installation exploring the shifting politics of climate change, urbanization, and queer identity in the American South. The piece draws inspiration from a close relative’s collection of writings, digital ephemera, and photographs that survey his life as a closeted gay man and former minister in Oklahoma. Three months of daily […]
Location: Queens, NY Collaborator: Ellie Irons An Atlas of Endangered Surfaces identifies and categorizes a range anthropogenic, naturally occurring, and hybrid surfaces in the area known as Hunter’s Point South in Long Island City, Queens. In collaboration with artist Ellie Irons, the project is a part of Chance Ecologies, a platform for documenting, learning from, […]
A collection of zines, books and ephemera gathered from artists and teachers exploring a wide range of issues from education and ecology, to storytelling, art, politics and more. The archive is an open source tool for those interested in everything and nothing in particular.
Location: Charlotte, NC Collaborator: Levine Museum of the New South StoryBank is a platform for sharing and collecting stories. StoryBank was originally created at Elsewhere museum in Greensboro, NC alongside a residency with Nick Szuberla of Appalshop, a Kentucky-based arts and education center in the heart of Appalachia. The storyteller machine (pictured below) was collaboratively […]
A collaborative project with designer Elliott P. Montgomery to connect a 4.8 kW rooftop solar array on the roof of Elsewhere museum with the streets of downtown Greensboro. The final design is a public charging station called the Solar Energy Commons, which also doubles as and solar karaoke kiosk after dusk. The project also included […]
An interview project archiving the stories of four contemporary artists while hunting for mushrooms in the summer of 2013. Participating artists include Rob Peterson, Cassie Thornton, Caroline Woolard and Kate Clark. (Research blog: mycologicalprovisions.tumblr.com) (Video Credits: Music by Quilla, Sound design by Marty O’Connor and Quilla) Sound Recordings: Rob Peterson: [audio:http://christopherleekennedy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Rob-Peterson-Conversation-Edit-2014.mp3] Cassie Thornton: [audio:http://christopherleekennedy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Thornton-Final-Audio.mp3] Caroline […]
Museum Futures Vol. 1 What is the connection between one woman’s 58-year collection, a nomadic assemblage of queer ephemera, a high-tech teen hangout, and the treasured remains of a fishing town? Beginning in a lake Michigan lagoon and sustained through a trans-continental Skype conversation, Museum Futures is an interview project developed by three people with […]
Location: Durham, NC Collaborator: Elsewhere, Scrap Exchange, Acre TV Alive in the Kitchen is food performance for the internet & real life. Alive in the Kitchen re-imagines the cooking show format as a platform for participatory culinary experiments, inviting local communities, puppets, and artists to broadcast a-live from Elsewhere’s kitchen commons. A-LIVE in the Kitchen is […]
99 Books About Love is a project about shelving, sharing and second-hands, collecting 99 books from people all over North Carolina that explore love in its many forms. The project was an Elsewhere collaborative commission for the Ackland Museum in Chapel Hill, NC during the exhibition More Love: Art, Politics and Sharing since the 1990s. […]
For four years now I have served as a teaching artist and education curator for Elsewhere, a living museum and artist residency program set inside a former thrift store in downtown Greensboro, NC. )
A teahouse and site for ritual exchange located in an old shed collapsed by a tree in Greensboro, NC.
School of the Future is an experiment in what school can be. It was the child of the Teaching Artist Union and the Institute for Applied Aesthetics. In 2010 it grew into an outdoor intergenerational free school in Brooklyn. Since then it has become an archive of lessons learned and a network of radical educators […]
StrataSpore is a platform for collective knowledge about mushrooms. Initiated by Kate Cahill, Christopher Kennedy, Athena Kokoronis, Caroline Woolard, and mycologist Gary Lincoff, Strataspore uses mushrooms as material and metaphor for latent potential and unseen infrastructure. Right now, mushrooms are eating oil spills, connecting old members of Fluxus, feeding communities, and growing as alternative packaging […]
A small native plant set inside a discarded hardware pouch; an epiphyte for human architecture. Collaborators wore an epiphyte on their bodies while navigating NYC as both biological indicator and platform for urban play.
A site-specific ritual created for the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art’s Peekskill Project in 2009.
An experiment in shamanic healing at Lumenhouse, Brooklyn in the fall of 2008. A re-imagined ritual referencing the concept of the medicine wheel as a gestural performance.
A site-specific sculpture exploring viewing portals, vantage ways, and access points to cloud and sky gazing.
Skewl is an interactive installation and performance built by the ETC. Collective for the North Carolina Museum of Art. Participants were invited to join us for classes, play at recess, ride the skewl bus, co-create the yearbook and contribute to the environment of learning.