Caecilia Tripp — Going Space


Film, installation, performance, photography...

Caecilia Tripp
Going Space

Past: January 15 → March 20, 2016

Caecilia Tripp’s solo exhibition brings together an emblematic collection of earlier works that the artist has produced since 2004, as well as a number of new pieces that can be seen for the first time.

Tripp has specially designed Going Space to resonate with the American Daylight Factory architecture of the Manufacture des Œillets—the building that is home to the Crédac art space, blurring the boundaries with the cityscape.

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Caecilia Tripp, Caecilia Tripp, Music for (prepared) Bicycles, Score One : Bombay — Bicycle sculpture, 2012 Prepared bicycle (Atlas), guitar strings, tuners ; Travel bag © André Morin / le Crédac

Tripp has always taken an interest in the question of construction, fluidity, and getting beyond identities. Influenced by both “the trickster’s play”, which is at work in collective rituals, and ways of transgressing social and cultural borders, her work is marked by codes like subversion, disguise, reinterpretation, and reenactment.

Seeking out spaces of invention that make it possible to deterritorialize identities, Tripp locates her works in a shifting historic context that lies at the crossroads of globalization and our social imaginations. Poets, choreographers, musicians, philosophers, historians, “day thieves,” physicists and astronomers are protagonists or companions of the participatory process that she has carried out between Paris, Mumbai, Dakar, New York and the Caribbean.

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Caecilia Tripp, Caecilia Tripp, Music for (prepared) Bicycles, Score Two : New York (détail), 2015 Extract of the cycle of 4 films by Caecilia Tripp projected in the screening room Crédakino in the frame of the show ’Going Space’. — HD, sound and color, 14' © André Morin / le Crédac

Through sound and film installations, photographs, sculptures, and performances, Going Space invites visitors into migratory spaces via a fluid geography, and makes our worldliness (E. Glissant) resonate on a cosmic scale. Adopting the form of a living archive of our struggles, Tripp’s exhibition celebrates our collective dreams of a shared future.

At the center of the exhibition, the performance piece Scoring the Black Hole is “a celebration of our invisible bonds through a choreography whose score is drawn on a black canvas, as a cosmic musical composition of our irreversible echoes unbound.” (C.T.)

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Vue de l’exposition ’Going Space’ de Caecilia Tripp, le Crédac, 2016 © André Morin / le Crédac
  • Opening Thursday, January 14, 2016 5 PM → 9 PM
  • Caecilia Tripp, Going Space — Crédacollation Meeting Thursday, February 4, 2016 12 PM → 2 PM

    Guided tour of the show Going Space by the artist and the curator, followed by a lunch.
    Booking required. Admission : 6€ / Members : 3€

  • Caecilia Tripp, Going Space — Rencontre Meeting Saturday, February 13, 2016 4 PM → 6 PM

    Guided tour of the show Going Space by the artist and curator.
    Free admission. Booking required : /

  • Caecilia Tripp, Going Space — Art-Thé Visit Thursday, February 25, 2016 4 PM → 6 PM

    Visite commentée de l’exposition par Lucie Baumann, suivie d’un temps d’échange autour d’un thé.
    Gratuit. Réservation indispensable : /

  • Caecilia Tripp, Going Space — Atelier-Goûté Visit Sunday, March 20, 2016 3:30 PM → 5 PM

    During these “workshop-afternoon treats”, children from 6 to 12 years of age lead their families on a tour through the show. Families are then invited to enjoy an afternoon snack and a practical workshop that extends the exhibition visit in a sensitive and playful way.

    Free admission. Booking required : /

94 Val-de-Marne Zoom in 94 Val-de-Marne Zoom out

La Manufacture des Œillets,
1 Place Pierre Gosnat

94200 Ivry s/ Seine

T. 01 49 60 25 06

Mairie d'Ivry

Opening hours

Wednesday – Friday, 2 PM – 6 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 2 PM – 7 PM
Other times by appointment Closed on public holidays

Admission fee

Free entrance

Venue schedule

The artist

  • Caecilia Tripp