Singer, songwriter, visual artist, and little sister to you-know-who, Solange Knowles will launch a new tour this week, beginning right here in Houston. But she won't be singing — at least not live.
Knowles will be sending an extended director's cut of her interdisciplinary performance art film When I Get Home to museums and contemporary arts institutions all across the U.S. and Europe.
It all starts on Wednesday, July 17, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston at 5:30 pm. (This actually goes well with the museum's latest exhibition, Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, which also features photos of both Knowles sisters.)
Knowles directed and edited the film, which debuted earlier this year on Apple Music along with her latest album (also titled When I Get Home). She collaborated with fellow filmmakers (including her husband, music-video director Alan Ferguson) and featured art from Houston artists Autumn Knight and Robert Pruitt.
The director's cut — which is eight minutes longer than the 33-minute original — will feature new scenes and musical arrangements, expanding on the film's exploration of origin and spiritual expedition.
“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," Knowles says 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.”
After the Houston showing, Home will hit such spots as New York's Brooklyn Museum, Dallas' Nasher Sculpture Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, before ending its run in Marfa, Texas, as part of Chinati Weekend.