Don’t sleep on Solange; she’s a renaissance woman for our time. The A Seat at the Table artist tweeted an announcement of her new performance art piece at The Hammer Museum in West Los Angeles.
The project, titled Metatronia, was done in a collaboration with Japanese apparel brand UNIQLO, known for making everyday pieces that are simple, yet fashion forward.
so excited to premier Metatronia (Metatrons Cube) (2018), a performance piece film featuring a new sculpture, i directed and conceived in partnership with @uniqlousa at the @hammer_museum tomorrow ⬜️ pic.twitter.com/xsdZ4z7uqx
— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) April 13, 2018
The artists statement describes the project as an exercise in visual storytelling.
“Metatronia explores the process, and mapping of creation. The piece is an exercise on following the intuitive force that guides us, helping us to create space, and silence the mind to create the work. Continuing my practices and interest in exploring the relationship of movement and architecture as a meditation, Metatronia centers around building frequency and creating charge through visual storytelling.”
— Hammer Museum (@hammer_museum) April 14, 2018
The responses on Twitter vary from praise of the artist’s intersectionality, to comments on Solange’s killer work-ethic. Just last weekend, she made a surprise appearance during Beyoncé’s Coachella set.
I’m really inspired by Solange’s decision to expand her artistic expression beyond sound and music, and into performance art and physical spaces/architecture
— IS THERE A BUDGET? (@goldenpolaroid) April 14, 2018