Solange Knowles unveils new performance art piece


Solange Knowles unveiled a new performance art piece in Los Angeles over the weekend (14-15Apr18).

The 31-year-old singer, who performed alongside her sister Beyonce at California festival Coachella on Saturday night, directed and created Metatronia, a dance and sculpture video installation which she debuted at the city’s Hammer Museum.

It featured around 50 dancers and performers from California State University who moved around striking white sculptures set in a grass parkland.

In a press release announcing the new art work, Solange said: “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 centres around building frequency and creating charge through visual storytelling.”

She also scored the music to the piece in collaboration with composer John Kirby.

After initially finding success as a musician, Solange has built a reputation as an emerging visual artist, having debuted shows at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, and created an art installation for London’s Tate Modern museum.

She joined her sister for an epic dance-off towards the end of her Coachella set, with the pair trading dance moves to Beyonce’s 2007 hit Get Me Bodied.