When I Get Home
The Whitworth is proud to announce a special screening of US musician and artist, Solange Knowles’s film, When I Get Home.
WYC Presents | Film Screening
Solange Knowles: When I Get Home
Thursday 28 November, 6-7pm
Free, booking necessary
Running time: 36 Minutes
Originally released in March, this extended director’s cut of the film has been screened at art institutions across the US and Europe, and now comes to Manchester.
The film accompanies Solange’s latest album of the same name and is an homage to her Houston, Texas roots, black cowboys, and Afrofuturism.
An exploration of origin and spiritual expedition, When I Get Home by Solange Knowles 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 honouring her Houston lineage through this visual meditation.
The film was directed and edited by Solange Knowles with contributing directors Alan Ferguson, Terence Nance, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Ray Tintori. Additional art courtesy of Houston artists Autumn Knight and Robert Pruitt and collage work by Gio Escobar of Standing on The Corner. The film also features new sculptural 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.
Image: Solange Knowles, When I Get Home (still), 2019