B. in Frankfurt, lives and works in New York.
Caecilia Tripp’s immersive participatory performances, Film installations, Sound sculptures, photography and large scale Score Drawings are deeply rooted in “poetics of relation”.
Beyond geographical borders and with a poetic mind it blurs boundaries at the crossroads of globalization and decolonial cultural hybridity, shining a light on solidary roots. Each work becomes a collectif Ritual of togetherness and civil disobedience, celebrating opacity and fluid identity as forms of freedom, Infinite Beings and radical dialogic imagination. Migrating through shifting historic contexts her collaborations are spinning together poets, choreographers, musicians, philosophers, historians, “day thieves,” and cosmic scientists, as our echo unbound.
Her filmic works span from “Making History” with Edouard Glissant and Linton Kwesi Johnson, in co-direction with Karen D. McKinnon and “Making Of Americans”, a re-staging inspired by Gertrude Stein’s first opera, to “Music for (prepared) Bicycles” a trilogy of a stringed sonic Bicycle performing through landmarks of Civil Rights Movement from Gandhi Freedom Parc in Bombay to the Young Lords in New York up to Cape Town, South Africa. Among her recent performances features “Scoring the Black Hole”, performed by two cosmic roller-bladers tracing the score of our invisible bonds.
Even The Stars Look Lonesome
Film Installation, 2018/19
for Sharjah Biennale
Caecilia Tripp has received several international grants representing a body of film and video installations, performance and photographic works from 1999 up to now, which has been shown internationally in galleries, museums such as P.S. 1, New York, USA, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Jeu de Paume, Paris, Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland; De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Roomade, Bruxelles, Belgium; Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia; Center Of Contemporary Arts, New Orleans, USA; Prospect Biennale 1, New Orleans, USA; Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn New York, USA; Dakar Biennale; 7th Gwangju Biennale 2008, Gwangju, South Korea; Clark House Initiative, Mumbai, India and in Film Festivals such as MOSTRA 61Film Festival in Venice, Italy; Cannes, France 2005; Zebra Poetry Film Award in Berlin, 2006; Real Life Film Festival Ghana, West Africa; Athens Filmfestival, Greece; Atlanta, Urban Film Festival New York, USA; among others.
THE MAKING OF AMERICANS 2004 won an award for the best experimental film at Cinema Paradise, Hawai, USA. It has screened at several international festivals and museum venues.