Photo: Alejandra Rubio
Disruptive Flow captures the essence of being an indigenous person throughout history. Being indigenous was and still is a disruption to our own government, so here we would like to use that and the fact the Everglades is itself being disrupted. Voices is standing up and showing the world what kind of disruptions they are dismissing.
Disruptive Flow gathers the voices of 11 artists that are showcasing reproductions of their artworks in a non standard platform. You will see objects like fishing poles and other natural elements used fro the installation of the artworks. The fishing poles itself is catching art in Nature all while stating the impact the fishing industry is having in our health and environment. Just here in the Everglades the finishing lines left in the waters, tangled in our fishes are creating a concern in our Everglades homeland.
The artist participating in this Pop-Up, are all indigenous ancestry, their artworks and photographies invite us to participate and live the different cultural backgrounds that define them. They are expressions of ideas and also social statements of what is happening around us. You will find environmental, health, social, and humanitarian topics like the MMIW, Missing Murdered Indigenous Women, Defend the Sacred and indigenous Peoples Movement.
Hello my name is Alejandra Rubio, I’m a Nevada- based professional photographer, a member of the Yavapai-Apache Nation, located in Camp Verde, Az.I specialize in portraits, photojournalism, and mix- media. I often embed myself into different cultures and subcultures and use my images to share their voices, experiences and inflections, providing viewers with a respectful glimpse into their unique worldviews. I have exhibited in community spaces and galleries in Nevada, and have been published in local newspapers, which include First Nation Focus, Northern Nevada Business Weekly, and Nevada Appeal.
Aaliyah Johnson is 15 years old and an enrolled citizen of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas. She’s photographed various powwows and events for several years. She’s a monthly contributor to Native Hoop Magazine and has been featured in PBS American Portrait.
I am an independent Native American and African American Artist. Independent meaning I am not affiliated with any tribes, my family as well. I became exposed to art by seeing my late mom always drawing and occasionally creating things like centerpieces for family functions and sewing various outfits for me to wear. She was my inspiration to be open to making my own art, but I didn’t realize it when I was younger.
This one day exhibit started at the Tigertail Airboats where the visitors would first listen to some powerful words of Miccosukee activist and ecological advocate Betty Osceola and then the visitors will take an air-boat tour to a tree-island, known as the hammocks to see the artworks of the participating artists.