Hot on the heels of her acclaimed fourth album When I Get Home, Solange—the younger, perhaps more emo sister of the inimitable R&B-pop icon Beyoncé, with a sizeable cult following of her own—is debuting an extended version of her interdisciplinary performance art film of the same name at museums and institutions across the US and Europe.
The film, which explores notions of origins and identity—and for which the singer returned home to Houston, Texas, to create—is a collaboration with the new media artist Jacolby Satterwhite, actor and director Terence Nance, screenwriter and director Terence Nance, as well as music video director Alan Ferguson, who also happens to be Solange’s hubby.
The free screenings run from 17 July until 13 October at venues including the Brooklyn Museum, Lacma, MCA Chicago, Nasher Sculpture Centre in Dallas, MFA Houston, New Orleans Museum of Art, Perez Art Museum Miami and the V&A in London.
“Solange’s creativity speaks to hard truths and real beauty. Refusing to be put in a box, she’s an artist’s artist whose creativity knows no limits,” says Anne Pasternak, the director of the Brooklyn Museum.
The film will close as part of the Chinati Weekend in Marfa, Texas, marking the second anniversary of Solange’s performance of her 2016 song Scales at The Chinati Foundation. “Solange has returned to Far West Texas time and again for inspiration from the experience of art Donald Judd created here, ” says Jenny Moore, the foundation’s executive director, adding that her expression of what makes Texas an enduring place for art and enlightenment is “inspiring”.