The classic Solange album and short film When I Get Home turns two this year, and in order to celebrate its anniversary, the remastered director’s cut of the visuals has just been added to the Criterion Channel.
The celebration will last during the week with special digital activations on Solange’s BlackPlanet page including screenings of several performances and art installations that have taken place since the project’s release.
Check out the Criterion announcement below.
Visually stunning and eclectic, the film features surreal and futuristic imagery ranging range from Black cowboys to space and futurist worlds while celebrating Black culture and paying homage to her hometown of Houston.
The singer herself posted a personal note yesterday for When I Get Home’s two-year anniversary:
“When I first started creating ‘When I Get Home’ I was quite literally fighting for my life…in and out of hospitals (s/out park plaza on Binz! 🙂 with depleting health and broken spirits asking God to send me a sign I would not only survive, but that if he let me make it out alive, I would step into the light whatever that meant […] He [began] speaking to me. Half the time I didn’t know where it was coming from. I only knew I had to open the door and honor it“.
Watch the remastered director’s cut of When I Get Home on The Criterion Channel here.