It’s been a few months since Solange graced us with her album and accompanying video, When I Get Home. Now the singer has will be releasing an all new extended cut at museums at contemporary art institutions starting next week. Directed and edited by Solange herself, with contributing directors Alan Ferguson, Terence Nance, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Ray Tintori, the film also features renowned Houston (Solo’s hometown, where the video was filmed) artists Autumn Knight and Robert Pruitt, as well as collage work from Gio Escobar and an all new sculptural display by the artist.
Thematically, the film explores “origin and spiritual expedition,” confronting “how much of us have we taken or left behind in our evolutions, and how much fear determines this.” Returning to her hometown, Solange was able to highlight the influence the past has had on her present, and how she’s grown since leaving it behind.
“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,” she said in a press release. “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.”
When I Get Home will screen first at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston on July 17, showing at different museums and cultural centers across the US and abroad. The last showing will be on October 13 at Chinati Weekend in Marfa, Texas.
See screening dates above and watch the original cut of When I Got Home here.