The best art stays with you. But what about art that you can stay with? For this weekend’s (e)merge art fair, organizers cherry-picked artists from D.C. and around the world and scattered their works throughout the Capitol Skyline Hotel — including the pool deck, guest rooms and parking garage. Here are three “art actions” not to miss:
“Self Portrait as Jack Torrance” takes a page from “The Shining.” For hours on end, D.C.-based artist Andrew Wodzianski will obsessively type his artistic masterpiece: a novel with only the words “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” No axes allowed. (Various times during fair hours: Thu., 7-11 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., noon-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.)
Can I Get a Witness?
For “Revival,” D.C.-based artist Holly Bass will use Southern black church traditions like collective singing, as well as artistic testimonies and poolside baptisms, to metaphorically celebrate the revival of D.C. as a vibrant cultural center. (Sat., 3:30-4:45 p.m.; Sun., 2:30-3:45 p.m.)
Read My Lips
Pose for local artist Linda Hesh while smooching the exhibitionist of your choice at the “Kissing Booth” surrounded by images of man-on-man and woman-on-woman PDAs. Then join an online conversation about same-sex affection. (Thu., 5-8 p.m.; Fri., 4-7 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 2-5 p.m.)
Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I St. SW; through Sunday, $15-$35 per day; emergeartfair.com. (Navy Yard)