Celebrated Wabanaki designers dropped jewelry for a new art form

Extra than 20 years soon after Penobscot Nation artists Jason Brown and Donna Decontie Brown…

Extra than 20 years soon after Penobscot Nation artists Jason Brown and Donna Decontie Brown very first commenced earning and marketing jewellery as Decontie & Brown, the pair have hung up their pliers for now in favor of a more expansive, interdisciplinary way of earning art.

Shortly just after the pandemic started, Jason Brown threw his passion driving Firefly, a multimedia overall performance art task that for the previous two a long time has reworked his artistic existence. By tunes, online video, dance and manner, Brown results in an immersive reside experience, drawing on ancestral Wabanaki audio and imagery, but with a futuristic twist.

“It’s Indigenous futurism,” he claimed. “Many people today imagine of Indigenous individuals as one thing historical, or from the previous. They never see us as recent, and they guaranteed as heck don’t see us as futuristic. But we are here, and we will be right here. One particular of the causes why I do this is to present that.”