Ivy Nicole-Jonét, MFA EDA ’22: “Ode (Owed) to Black Womxn”

This is part of a series showcasing the work of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts Class of 2022. Learn more about the program and its graduating cohort here.

Ode (Owed) to Black Womxn

By Ivy Nicole-Jonét
Digital video, AR/VR, installation

On View: March 26 – April 15 at the Power Plant Gallery
Artist Talks: April 2 & 3, 6pm

Ivy Nicole-Jonét was born and raised in southeast Washington, DC. Experiencing the gentrification that invaded the city, Ivy has firsthand experience in the ways gentrification profoundly disrupts, disregards, and dishevels Black communities. This experience inspired her to delve into documentary filming and animation as a medium for expression, preservation, and documentation.

Ivy’s current works celebrate Black womxn and explore themes of self-identity and liberation. Using augmented and virtual reality, animation, and mining archival footage from Black media, she is creating an Afrofuturistic world that centers on an immersive, documentary experience that celebrates Black womxn by bridging archival footage, animation, and documentary.

All photos courtesy Ivy Nicole-Jonét

Ivy Nicole-Jonét’s website