A series of live dance performances take place during the opening week of the Biennial as part of Interstellar Sleep, an immersive installation by Tripp produced in collaboration with astrophysicists from York University Observatory, cosmologist Dr. Renée Hlozek, and composer Mani Mazinani.
Image Credit: Caecilia Tripp, Interstellar Sleep, performance at the 2019 Toronto Biennial of Art. Photo: Triple Threat. Courtesy Toronto Biennial of Art.
Caecilia Tripp (based in New York City, NY, USA and Paris, France) is a conceptual artist whose primary mediums are film installation, soundscapes, sculpture, and performance. Equipped with a poetic mind, her work shines a light on forms of freedom, utopia, and civil disobedience at the crossroads of globalization, 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 a vast selection of film festivals.