the result of a summer artist residency at Elsewhere Artist Collaborative, Greensboro NC: an installation, event, and album of songs.
"On July 10th, Elsewhere welcomed guests into our space to listen to artist-in-residence Claire Cronin. During her 4 week stay with us Claire recorded an album: "Love Songs for Lost Objects." Each track on the disc is the story of an object from our collection, an installation, or a room in Elsewhere. Claire uncovered the story behind each song through psychometry. Claire explains her process as "after choosing an object , I would sit in a quiet, private space and open up my energy to it...I would then ask permission to read the history of the object or space, saying something like: 'any memories or spirits contained in this (shoe, perfume, bottle, hat) are invited to come forward to speak.'" At her conversation she presented her objects in a psychometry tent. Guests were invited into the tent on the 608 side of the space where they could see, touch and experience the objects themselves. Then they were guided to have a seat in our library were the could relax and listen to Claire haunting tunes. Each in their custom CD coosie designed by Elsewhere SWAPper-Amber. Claire also engaged the staff in psychic object reading. We created a reverse psychometry installation in our front window. Staffers selected objects that spoke to them and jotted messages that they would like to be read from them should someone open their third eye to them in the future."