Rachel Ellison is an artist, student of ritual, and sculptor of experiences based in Chicago, Illinois. Rachel creates performance-events and installations under the title of Rehearsals for Ways of Being. These include strategies and proposed experiences meant to rethink, recontextualize, and reperform scenes of everyday life. Each event she orchestrates pulls from an evolving register of forms to highlight the significance of gesture, politics of the personal, secular and religious ritual, and fantasy in relation to a multiplicity of subjectivities. Within this space, people are brought together to engage, speak, watch, think, and feel in unusual ways.