Interstellar Sleep is an immersive installation produced in collaboration with astrophysicists from York University Observatory, cosmologist Dr. Renée Hložek, and composer Mani Mazinani. It is comprised of a celestial filmscape, a surround soundscape, and a series of performances taking place during the opening week of the Biennial. Through the choreographed interplay of these multivalent forms, Tripp explores Martinician thinker Edouard Glissant’s notion of pensée du tremblement (trembling or moving thought), which gestures to a poetics of unrooted and rhizomatic relations.

Soundscape: Mani Mazinani, with vocals by Zakisha Brown; Director of Photography: Andrei Pora; Camera Assistant: Marteen Sevier; Cosmologist: Dr. Renée Hlozek; Costume Design: Renaissance / Social Anti; Performers: Zakisha Brown, Borelson, Julia Passero, Alyssa Passero, Justin Mendicino, Rowen McBride.

Commissioned by the Toronto Biennial of Art.

Going Space and Other Worlding, a related exhibition of Tripp’s work, is currently on view at AGYU and curated by Emelie Chhangur. For more information, please visit agyu.art.

Bio

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.

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    259 Lake Shore Blvd East

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    259 Lake Shore Blvd East

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