Solange Ferguson (formerly Solange Knowles) has begun shaping her creative career as a culturally profound artist, contributing to the massively iconic Knowles dynasty while making a name for herself. With her hit 2016 album, A Seat at the Table, she curated a musical and artistic expression of black culture through her unique social perspective. Recently, the artist has found a new medium, diving headfirst into the world of performance art.
In collaboration with Japanese minimalist retailer, Uniqlo, she’s created a performance art piece and sculpture, which recently debuted at Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Entitled Metatronia, the piece reflects on the process of creation, utilizing movement and architecture to create a visual storytelling masterpiece, with choreography by Gerard & Kelly. Accompanying the performance is a immaculate, large-scale sculpture, entitled Metatron’s Cube, designed by Ferguson.
so excited to premier Metatronia (Metatrons Cube) (2018), a performance piece film featuring my newest sculpture, i directed and conceived in partnership with @uniqlousa at the @hammer_museum tomorrow ⬜️ …. it’s been a dream to build modular sculptures that can tour, interact, and engage with the public (will update u on this sooon) and i truly can’t thank you all for this support and space to evolve with these practices. it means the utmost…. can’t thank you enough @griffin_frazen for bringing this sculpture to life… to @onvacation for literally moving mountains to support my dreams and visions and @uniqlo and droga 5 for helping this all come to fruition. thank you,
“In the past I have designed my sets and sculptures to exist in relationship to my performance pieces,” Solange told i-D. “I’m excited about transitioning into creating larger scale works that have the duality of existing as part of a performance and then as a standalone sculpture that can be engaged with by the public. It was important to me to make the piece modular so that it can be quickly assembled in different landscapes allowing people to have individual interactions and experiences.”
Metatron’s Cube is now on display at Hammer Museum in LA, touring the US this summer. Watch Metatronia below: