- Adaptations: Living with Change Artistic
- Type of work
Jeffery Darensbourg is interested in the knowledge of flora, fauna, and people his Atakapa-Ishak ancestors carried with them and wishes to connect this sort of Louisiana-specific knowledge to the knowledge urban Natives such as himself have in negotiating Indigeneity, within the contemporary milieu of city life in our current social and economic climate. Jeffery U. Darensbourg is an enrolled member and tribal councilperson of the Atakapa-Ishak Nation of mixed Native and Louisiana Creole ancestry. His work explores the intersections of cultural studies, mixed ethnicity, and Indigeneity.
During his residency, Jeffery co-created with Fernando Lopez the short film, “Hoktiwe: Two Poems in Ishakkoy” which they filmed on-site.
Gallery images by Fernando Lopez