Beginning next week, an extended cut of Solange's futuristic, redemptive film 'When I get Home' will be screened internationally.
In When I Get Home, Solange embarks on a spiritual expedition—an exploration of origin and selfhood. The film complicates the fear of personal evolution with a celebration of rebirth, as Solange returns to her home in Texas to wind through her Houston lineage in dream-like sequences.
The visual artist and singer-songwriter shares more of her surreal, redemptive vision in an extended version of the boundary-pushing film. Beginning in Houston on July 17, Solange will premiere the film at select art institutions across the US and Europe, including the Brooklyn Museum, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The film will be widely released digitally and on streaming services August 5.
“When I was younger I would fear what the people called the Holy Spirit and what it would do to the men and women around me,” Solange said of the film. “I never wanted it to catch me, and was terrified on how it might transform me if it did! Much of this film is a surrendering to that fear. After a really tough health year and the loss of the body that I once knew, the film is an invitation for that same spirit to manifest through me and the work I want to continue to create.”
The new cut of the film, directed and edited by Solange—with contributing directors Alan Ferguson, Terence Nance, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Ray Tintori—will feature new musical arrangements as well as additional artworks by Robert Pruitt, Houston artist Autumn Knight, and Gio Escobar of Standing on The Corner. The film also features new sculpture work by Solange in the form of a rodeo arena displayed in the desert of Marfa, Texas, where the final film showing will take place on October 13 .
“I continue to be impressed with Solange’s multi-disciplinary artistic practice in its unapologetic commitment to a radical black aesthetic,” said Maori Holmes, director of Philadelphia’s BlackStar Film Festival. “She is a force, imbued by both reverence to her creative ancestors and a futuristic swagger.”
The extended version of When I Get Home is screened exclusively from July 17 to October 13 2019 across partner institutions in USA and Europe. For full screenings information see BlackPlanet and download a digital When I Get Home film poster from WeTransfer .The screenings are made possible through a collaboration with WePresent, the editorial arm of WeTransfer.
17 July 5.30pm CST: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
18 July 7pm, EST: Brooklyn Museum, New York
18 July, 7pm CST: The Nasher Sculpture Center. Dallas, Texas
18 July, 7pm EST: Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati
18 July, 7.30pm PST: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Los Angeles
19 July, 6pm & 7pm CEST: Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
26 July, from 6.30pm CST: New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans
28 July 2pm EST The Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston
1 August from 6-10pm EST, PAMM Free Community Night, Miami
2- 8 August, The Broad Theater, New Orleans
3 August 2pm CST, MCA Chicago
3, 17, 24 August, BMA Lexington Market
4 August 6pm EST: BlackStar Film Festival presented in collaboration with ICA Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania
30 August BST: V&A Friday Late, London
13 October CST: Chinati Weekend, Chinati Foundation, Marfa Texas