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Solange Knowles: Audio-Visual Effects


By: Ellie Williams
Solange Knowles: Audio-Visual Effects

by Modern Spaceman

3 months ago


In a world where diversity is valued and all works of life are cherished, Solange Knowles has successfully embodied the truths of black womanhood and black identity in present times through her 2016 album, A Seat at the Table. After an astounding reveal of her performance art at the Guggenheim Museum earlier this year, Solange has announced at least five new projects revolving around her new album. Through her visual performances and impactful lyrics, the artist reaches many young and diverse individuals through her openness of emotion.

“I wanted to create this language to help me to get closer to the balance I yearned to be closer to and express. I wanted to create a meditation and mediation using movement, repetition, symmetry, color theory, landscape and scenography, as my own individualized protest.”

The first visual display of her album was surprise released this summer; a new digital exhibition titled “Seventy States” that takes viewers on an interactive journey through Solange’s music, videos, poems, and art. The collection is a part of the Tate Modern Museum of London’s current exhibition, “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power”. Turn up your sound and watch the unreleased clips from some of her music videos and a debut performance of a new song, “We Sleep in Our Clothes.” 

Her upcoming events will carry out her message of black beauty to wider audiences, each performance containing its own special flair. This October in Marfa, Texas, Solange will perform a mix of combinations and arrangements of “Scales” from her 2016 album with the backdrop of a modern art installation by Donald Judd, titled 15 Untitled Works in Concrete. Also in October is Solange’s “Orion’s Rise” art and music series, which will land in Washington, D.C., New York, and Berkeley. Already confirmed special guests include Earl Sweatshirt, Flying Lotus, the Sun Ra Arkestra, and the French composer Chassol.

Watch for more digital releases and captivating performances coming soon! 

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