We Are From Nicodemus

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Exhibition Essay: “Black Determinism: Movement, Trauma, and Aspiration in We Are From Nicodemus” by Ramolen Laruan
“In We Are From Nicodemus, Deanna Bowen traces threads of her family history as it relates to historical accounts of African American migration from the Midwest to the Canadian Prairies. The installation, first shown at the Royal Ontario Museum as part of The Family Cameraexhibition (2017), explores intersections between photography and migration and recovers a history of struggle and emancipation.”



We Are From Nicodemus, 42:00mins, Single Channel Video Projection, HD, Colour, 2017.



Installation View, We Are From Nicodemus, McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, 2019.
Installation View, We Are From Nicodemus, McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, 2019.