Through her body of work presented in Traces in the Dark at ICA, Bowen posits that iconic images of civil rights protest ironically occlude the Klan’s activities and, in response, she shines light on the invisible perpetrators. In partnership with UnionDocs, Brooklyn, Bowen presents her 2012 short film Paul Good at Notasulga, based on an original audio recording from 1964 of the late civil rights journalist Paul Good’s coverage of a violent incident.
Following the screening, the artist will be joined by the late journalist’s daughter, poet Regan Good, in a discussion about the burdens and privileges of being both keeper of an archive and storyteller. Liz Park, ICA’s Whitney-Lauder Curatorial Fellow and the curator of Traces in the Dark, will moderate.
The price of admission to this offsite program includes a complimentary copy of the Traces in the Dark exhibition catalogue.