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Solange to screen extended version of ‘When I Get Home’ at the V&A

The singer is to debut ‘directors cut’ version of the performance art film at institutions worldwide.

When I Get Home is a visualisation of her highly acclaimed fourth album, the film is an exploration of notions of identity, originally released in March, Solange will screen an extended version of When I Get Home at museums and institutions across the US and Europe – including the V&A in London.

Solange returned to her home town of Houston, Texas to create the film, teaming up with media artist Jacolby Satterwhite, actor and director Terence Nance. As she first stated after its release, the project is “an exploration of personal origin as well as a spiritual expedition”. The “interdisciplinary performance art film” features shots of her hometown, cowboys and animation.

Solange also said of her film in a statement, “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! 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 take place from July 17 to October 13, the screening at the V&A will take place from August 30.

16 July 2019