September 21 – December 1, 2019

Going Spaces and Other Worlding is the culmination of two years of residencies, research, and experimentation. Through film, performance, and sculptural installation, Tripp uses forms of reenactment and rehearsal to conjure alternative modes of freedom, utopia, and civil disobedience at the crossroads of globalization and cultural hybridity.

This exhibition, curated by Emelie Chhangur, is presented by AGYU. For more information, please visit

Interstellar Sleep, a related exhibition of Tripp’s work curated by Tairone Bastein and Candice Hopkins, is on view at 259 Lake Shore Blvd E.


Caecilia Tripp (based in New York City, USA and Paris, France) is a conceptual artist whose primary mediums are film installation, soundscapes, sculpture and performance. Inspired by Glissant’s Poetics of Relation, her work shines a light on forms of freedom, utopia and civil disobedience at the crossroads of our worldliness, climate change and the cosmic spheres where her collaborative pieces seek to transcend social imaginaries and fixed identities. Her work has been shown internationally in museum venues and galleries, including numerous film festivals.

Exhibition Site

Art Gallery of York University (AGYU)

Prior to colonization, the York University Keele Campus' footprint was part of the tableland forests and valley lands between Oak Ridges Moraine and Lake Ontario. Land along Black Creek was home to a significant Haudenosaunee village and later the Anishinaabe. In 1805, the boundary of the 1787 so-called Toronto Purchase was surreptitiously extended north to include what is now York’s campus. Built in 1962 on 465 acres of parcelled land earmarked for subsidized housing developments, York’s campus buried 15 tributary streams of Black Creek, while preserving four secondary-growth woodlots.

8 Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON
M3J 1P3