Film: When I Get Home
09/11/2019, 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
When I Get Home
Director: Solange Knowles | USA | 2019 | 36 minutes
Followed by Finding Homes for New Forms in Filmmaking, a panel discussion curated by Indie Memphis.
Visual artist and singer/songwriter Solange Knowles presents an extended directors cut featuring new scenes and musical arrangements of her interdisciplinary performance art film When I Get Home.
When I Get Home is an exploration of origin and spiritual expedition. The film 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 honoring 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.
Immediately following the screening, Indie Memphis presents Finding Homes for New Forms in Filmmaking, a panel discussion featuring multi-disciplinary artists working in fine art, film, and music. The event kicks off Indie Memphis' Black Independence Film Series, in collaboration with the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Rhodes College, and The CLTV.
Victoria Jones is a writer and organizer of artists. She returned to Memphis after graduating from Middle Tennessee State University where she studied history, African American studies, and English, and proceeded to work on building community through the arts. In 2015, with the encouragement of artists, activists, and stakeholders in Memphis, Jones got together a group of Black artists and founded The CLTV (Collective) in an effort to empower the community they were charged to serve. The CLTV is dedicated to elevating Black artists, empowering Black communities, and shifting the culture in Memphis. In January 2019, The CLTV opened an art gallery and shared work space for Black artists, and created a courageous haven for Black creation in Orange Mound, a neighborhood founded not just for, but by Black people. Since its grand opening The CMPLX has hosted numerous exhibitions, concert series, and workshops.
James Dukes aka IMAKEMADBEATS is an artist/producer/engineer and founder of Unapologetic, a creative company. His professional career started at Quad Studios in Manhattan, working with music industry stars like Ludacris, Solange Knowles, & Busta Rhymes and eventually placing music with TV shows, commercials, and movies. After moving back to Memphis, IMAKEMADBEATS created Unapologetic, a company built on the idea of building boldly and unapologetically yourself in ways that inspired others to do the same. The organization includes a record label, video production company, event coordination, and clothing line.
Dindie Donelson (stage name AIESHATHETEAPOT) is a writer, rapper and director hailing from Memphis, TN. She holds three degrees from the University of Memphis in African Studies, English, and Film. She is currently balancing her career as an Independent recording artist and as a member of the Assistant Director's Dept. of NBC's Bluff City Law. She believes Memphis is a place with deep history and that very history serves as the catalyst for the city's pain as well as its creativity.
Lawrence Matthews was born in Memphis, TN. He came into his own creating visual art combining Post Modern, Pop Art, and contemporary influences to tell the story of the displaced African living in America. His work ranges from paintings, photography, and ready-made sculpture, to music and film. A recipient of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Memphis, he has had many solo exhibitions spanning painting, photography, and installation including performances and exhibitions with the Brooks and Civil Rights Museum. As program director of The CLTV, over the last two years Matthews has transitioned into curating and working in the nonprofit world providing opportunities for other black artists and becoming a community leader in the Memphis area.
Telisu is a badass and United Masters artist who calls both Memphis, TN and Seoul, South Korea bases. The Chocolate pop star created her own lane by seamlessly integrating elements of Korean & Black cultures in music and fashion as well as writing and producing international anthems that are infused with traces of #girlpower. Her unique visuals, creative direction, production, and infectious lyrics are all created and influenced by TELISU and her talents and interests in fashion, art, dance, and decor.
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