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Solange Knowles Film Screening
July 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Cincinnati Art MuseumFREE
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Entry is FREE to the Solange Cincinnati Film Screening of her latest album. Mark your calendars and get there early.
Visual artist and singer/songwriter Solange Knowles presents an extended director’s cut featuring new scenes and musical arrangements of her interdisciplinary performance art film “When I Get Home”. It will be screened at a variety of renowned museums and contemporary arts institutions across the USA and Europe from July 17–October 13. No tickets are required for the Solange Cincinnati Film Screening.
The Solange Cincinnati Film Screening is FREE and open to the public. The film is suitable for children 13 and older. Seating is first come, first served. This 41-minute film presentation will take place in Cincinnati Art Museum’s Fath Auditorium, which can accommodate 300 people. Knowles will not be present at the screening. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The film was directed and edited by Knowles with contributing directors Alan Ferguson, Terence Nance, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Ray Tintori. Additional work courtesy of Houston artist Autumn Knight and Robert Pruitt and features new musical arrangements. The film also features new sculpture work by the artist, “Boundless Body” (2019) an 8 by 100 ft. rodeo arena displayed in the desert of Marfa, which sits alongside many architectural wonders in the film, such as the Rothko Chapel at the Menil Collection and the I. M. Pei designed Dallas City Hall.
“When I Get Home” is an exploration of the origin and spiritual expedition. The film confronts how much of us have we taken or left behind in our evolutions, and how much fear determines this? The artist returned to her home state of Texas to answer this through an expedition of a futurist rodeo uplifting the narrative of black cowboys and honoring her Houston lineage through this visual meditation.
The artist shares: “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 about 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 extended version of the film is screened exclusively across partner institutions in the USA and Europe. For full screenings information see BlackPlanet and download a digital “When I Get Home” Film Poster from WeTransfer (we.tl/whenigethome).
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