Sarah Tripp

Sarah’s multi-stranded practice consists of writing, performing and filmmaking. Sarah is interested in how our characters and identities evolve through improvisation in social settings and has focused on the relationships between gestures and speech, text and object and narrative and film. She has been influenced by the psychodynamic writings of Adam Phillips and Christopher Bollas, creative writing by Lydia Davis, the practice of Frances Stark and Apichatpong Weerasethakuls films.

Her works include: Being a character (Glasgow Project Room), The equivalent of snow is blossom (Transmission Gallery), Why I disappeared (Cove Park), Let me show you some things (CCA, Glasgow), The labour you love (Notre Dame Centre), The Best Mistake (Generator Projects), The inside of an ambulance (Fruitmarket Gallery), Why work? (Camden Arts Centre) and Anti-prophet (CCA, Glasgow).

Sarah completed a year of a BA (Hons) in Psychology and Sociology at Glasgow University before transferring to a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art. She graduated from an MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design where she concentrated on film. In 2009 Sarah completed the Scottish Arts Council’s Visual Arts Residency at Cove Park and initiated a bespoke Research Residency at the Notre Dame Centre (a child and adolescent counseling centre in Glasgow). In 2010 Sarah was commissioned by Creative Scotland to produce Sim-po-zeum, a day long, co-authored installation and performance event for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art. Sarah is the editor of the pamphlet gnommero and has contributed to the journals 2HB and the Happy Hypocrite.

For the last two years Sarah has been a Visiting Tutor and Lecturer on both the BA Fine Art and MA Art and Writing courses at Goldsmiths College, London.