New Orleans Center for the Gulf South will host the fifth iteration of Women and Movement with When I Get Home: Black Women Directing in the Gulf South.
The event will feature the acclaimed short film When I Get Home (36 min.), directed by visual artist and singer/songwriter Solange Knowles. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with Houstonian visual and performance artist Autumn Knight and renown filmmaker and Tulane professor Angela Tucker. New Orleans Center for the Gulf South assistant director and Denise Frazier will moderate.
There will be a reception with refreshments following the panel. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Regina Cairns at 504-314-2854 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Autumn Knight is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, installation, video and text. Her performance and video work has been on view at various institutions including Krannert Art Museum (IL), The Institute for Contemporary Art (VCU), Human Resources Los Angeles (HRLA) and Akademie der Kunste, (Berlin) and The High Line (NYC). Her performance and video work is held in the permanent collection of the Studio Museum in Harlem. Knight's video and performance work was featured in the 2019 Whitney Biennial.
Angela Tucker is a visiting assistant professor in the department of Digital Media. She is a writer, producer, and director of several films. She recently directed All Skinfolk, Ain't Kinfolk, appearing in The New Orleans Film Festival 2019 (Oct 16-28). Told through the eyes of New Orleans’ black women, this film shows the 2017 mayoral runoff between two very different candidates and black women, Desirée Charbonnet and LaToya Cantrell.
When I Get Home 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.
This event is sponsored by the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, Tulane University School of Liberal Arts, and the Skau Art and Music Fund of Newcomb Institute.