Curator: Chris Emile

In fall 2023, the ICA LA Project Room will be transformed into a space of continuous rehearsal. Conceived together with Los Angeles-based artist and choreographer Chris Emile, Infinite Rehearsal reimagines the gallery as a studio. Here, Emile and frequent collaborators from his movement-based collective No)one. Art House will be invited to create, inspire, teach, and play, free from the expectations of an end result.

Based on the ethos “Not The Efforts of One,” the work of No)one. Art House is grounded in a commitment to community and to collaboration across creative disciplines, with a focus on performance. Performance art has always held a unique relationship to the politics of time—often disturbing its linearity, reimagining its rhythms, and rewriting its grammar through gesture and sound. In this spirit, No)one. Art House challenges capitalist notions of temporality and productivity, conjuring new forms of making and marking time through an emphasis on the iterative and the collective. Over the course of the exhibition, this group of dancers, choreographers, filmmakers, and musicians, will occupy the gallery with workshops and works in process, inviting viewers to witness artists and artworks in their various stages of becoming. In doing so, the exhibition also points to the infinite rehearsals of everyday life, mirroring the loops, pauses, glitches, and slips that haunt and shape our perpetual state of performance. When unoccupied, the gallery will be filled with the traces of bodies in motion—their scuff marks, soundtracks, and smells.

Experimenting with the possibilities and temporalities of an exhibition, Infinite Rehearsal foregrounds process over product, celebrating the site of the museum itself as a space of invention and revision.

Featured artists include Chris Emile, Shauna Davis, Marcella Lewis, Jobel Medina, Cody Perkins, Jordan Slaffey, and Qwenga. Rehearsals will take place daily at ICA LA, Wednesday through Sunday. A more detailed schedule is forthcoming.


ACE HOTEL Residency
Curator: Chris Emile

Ace Hotel A!R Program is the embodiment of our deep conviction that artists deliver us a critical lens
through which to understand the world and ourselves. On a quarterly basis, and curated in partnership with creative
collectives and art institutions that inspire us, we invite artists across the globe to turn one of our hotel rooms into their studio for a month. Given time and space to create, the artist’s resultant body of work is then exhibited at Ace and shared with the public. Ace Hotel & Swim Club is partnering with No)one. Art House to co-curate a lineup of artists including Algorhythm Code, Qwenga, Jordan Slaffey, and Shauna Davis from June ‘23 - June ‘24.