please come in
you are welcome here
as you are, beautiful
it is hard to gaze
softly enough to see
oneself clearly, allow me
to see you so you
can see me, then
together we shall see
we are welcome here, plain
as we are beautiful

~ megan hollingsworth

ex·tinc·tion wit·ness

create   collaborate   sanctify


ex·tinc·tion /ikˈstiNG(k)SHən/
the state or process of a species, family, or larger group
being or becoming extinct.
PHYSICS reduction in the intensity of light.

wit·ness / ˈwitnis/
see an event. have knowledge of an event
from personal observation.

bare /be(ə)r/
expose something to view.

com·pas·sion /kəmˈpaSHən/
empathy and concern for the sufferings of others;
‘with’· ‘desire’; ‘with’ · ‘love’.

ex·tinc·tion wit·ness
is a collaborative art project that exposes
the great love known in the reduction of light.

Please see Invitation to Pause,
a 3:44 ~minute video brief
that features the work
of a few collaborating artists.

“When power leads man toward arrogance,
poetry reminds him of his limitations.
When power narrows the area of man's concern,
poetry reminds him of the richness
and diversity of existence.

When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
For art establishes the basic human truth
which must serve as the touchstone of our judgment.”
~ John F. Kennedy

ex·tinc·tion wit·ness is poetry in motion.
it is written and spoken word
performance and visual art

the collaboration is many forms

if you are an artist
we welcome contributions
of poetry prose and visual art
for monthly witness to a large group
being or becoming extinct
as well as footage
for use in short films

if you are a philanthropist
we welcome financial contributions

production began in 2013
full website anticipated fall 2014

for more information
please register your email here:

collaborating artists include:
Beverly Markiewicz ~ Tree Ring Productions
Bryan Holland ~ Bryan Holland Arts
Chris Jordan ~ Midway Film
Clare Hedin ~ Clare Hedin Arts & Music
Devin Ceartas ~ NacreData L.L.C.
Jack Gescheidt ~ TreeSpirit Project
Jason Webley ~ Jason Webley Recordings
John Hollingsworth ~ Johnny Bennett
Kristin Tieche ~ Selvavision
Maureen Freehill ~ Pacific Northwest Center for Embodied Arts
Megan Hollingsworth ~ Wail Dance Poems
Nathan Zalvaney ~ Missoula Soundworks
Suellen Primost ~ Cellobrations
Tom Murphy ~ Tom Murphy Photography

“Joy is the jewel of experience
from which sorrow grows.
It is joy that sorrow protects.”

~megan hollingsworth
ex·tinc·tion wit·ness founder & creative director

ex·tinc·tion wit·ness
collaborative productions
with respect
based in Missoula, Montana
for the world