Solange has yet to take a break from rolling out her When I Get Home album and film of the same name, which she surprised us with in March. Now the Houston artist has announced an extended director’s cut of the interdisciplinary performance art film.
According to a press release, the 41-minute film features “new scenes and musical arrangements” and will screen across renowned Museums and Contemporary Arts Institutions.
“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. I never wanted it to catch me, and was terrified on how it might transform me if it did!” Solange shares in a statement. “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 free screenings will be held at the Brooklyn Museum, LACMA, MCA Chicago, Nasher Sculpture Centre in Dallas, MFA Houston, New Orleans Museum of Art, Perez Art Museum Miami, the Chinati Foundation, and the V&A in London beginning July 17. It will be available digitally in stores and streaming services on August 5.
In March, Solange first released the companion film for When I Get Home, and shared music videos for “Binz,” “Way To The Show” and “Almeda” from the full visual. The 33 minute long movie paid homage to her southern roots from Houston, Texas and features Aziah “Zola” Wells, the woman behind the most viral thread on Twitter in 2015. After you finish immersing yourself in Solange’s whimsical world, read our official review of the album. For more about the videos, revisit our recap of the When I Get Home experiential activation.