For Schaufenster 3, Konschthal Esch invites Caecilia Tripp to exhibit Liquid Earth, created during an artist residency in Bourglinster in 2018. Liquid Earth is a multi-disciplinary work that combines both Film and contemporary dance, as well as earth sciences and Edouard Glissant's "poetics of relations".
Tripp turned her gaze towards a particular territory of the Grand Duchy: the Red Lands, "de Minett". In Liquid Earth she combines images of an erupting volcano with those of a contemporary dance choreography, that references the work of steel workers in the region of the Nyiragongo volcano in Congo. Her work hereby meets Glissant's understanding of the landscape as an active "character" of history. By associating volcanic magma to the symbol of the industrial past of a region, Caecilia Tripp offers a new interpretation of a historical moment, and a critical analysis of a contemporary socio-cultural reality.
The exhibition will present her film installation LIQUID EARTH alongside a newly created 3D sculpture, BLACK PHOENIX (soon to become NFT). Thanks to Augmented Reality app ZOME, the exhibition has been expanded to 1500 locations worldwide (in collaboration with Theodore Wohng and Jon Nguyen). A special performance by Michele Lamy will become visible at specific times in different places around the world via zome.ar.
For the opening on 3 July, Georges Maikel Pires Monteiro, the dancer-interpret in the Liquid Earth video, will perform live at Konschthal Esch at 11:30am, 1pm and 2:30pm.
The installation Liquid Earth premiered at Silencio, Paris and was shown at Tripp's solo show Going Space and Other Worlding, curated by Emelie Chhangur at Art Gallery of York University AGYU, Toronto, as part of the first Toronto Biennial, curated by Candice Hopkins and Tairone Bastien. With the kind support of the French Embassy in Toronto, the Ministry of Culture Luxembourg, in collaboration with the European Center of Geodynamics and Seismology and the Royal Museum of Central Africa (Belgium), with special thanks to Nicolas d’Oreye de Lantremange.
OPENING 3 JULY 2021 from 11AM, with Live Performances at 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm
Until 29 AUGUST 2021
(anciennement Espace Lavandier)
29-33 boulevard Prince Henri