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(lives and works nomadically)

 

Caecilia Tripp's immersive participatory performances, Film installations, Sound sculptures, photography and large scale Score Drawings are deeply rooted in Glissant's poetics of relation. Beyond geographical borders and with a poetic mind it blurs boundaries at the crossroads of our worldliness, its irreversible entanglements with climate change, the Black Anthropocene, cosmic matters and cultural hybridity, shining a light on solidary roots. Each work becomes a collective 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 collaborative practice is spinning together poets, choreographers, musicians, philosophers, historians, tricksters 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-skaters tracing the score of our invisible bonds.

Biography

Each work [by Tripp] becomes a collective Ritual of togetherness and civil disobedience, celebrating opacity and fluid identity as forms of freedom, Infinite Beings and radical dialogic imagination.

Caecilia Tripp has received several international grants representing a body of Film Installations, performances, large Score Drawings, sound sculptures and photographic work, which has been shown internationally in galleries and museums such as P.S.1./MOMA Residency, New York, USA, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Museum of Modern Art Paris, France; 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, Gwangju, South Korea; Clark House Initiative, Mumbai, India, Contemporary Art Center of Ivry, Le CREDAC, Paris, France, Steirischer Herbst/Graz, Austria; Showroom, London, UK, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA, Bronx Museum, New York, USA; PAMM Miami, USA; Sharjah Art Biennial 14, First Toronto Biennial Of Art and AGYU, Toronto, Canada as well as in Film Festivals such as MOSTRA 61Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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