Solange has collaborated with artist Carlotta Guerra for a new digital piece at the Tate Modern in London.
The piece is a response to the museum’s current piece “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.” NYLON reports that the singer’s work will include unseen footage from her videos, early concepts for “Don’t Touch My Hair” and “Cranes in the Sky,” as well as two untitles poems written by the singer and a piece titled “we sleep in our clothes, (because we’re warriors of the night).”
Solange explains on the Tate Modern website, “During the creation of A Seat at the Table and my deeper exploration into my own identity, I experienced many different states of being, and mind throughout my journey. I mourned. I grieved. I raged. I felt fear and triumph while working through some of the trauma I set out to heal from.”
“The state I so greatly wanted to experience, but that never arrived was optimism. I couldn’t answer my own question, if I had a responsibility as an artist to also express optimism in the midst of working through so much of my own healing.”
She added, “I decided to do this through a visual language. 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 individualised protest.”
For fans unable to make the trip to London there’s an interactive version of the piece online. You can also catch the singer’s performance piece in Marfa, Texas in October.