RIGHTWORK

WORK THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONE

“Work without meaning is deadly.”
— Matthew Fox, The Reinvention of Work

Extinction Witness’ RIGHTWORK (WIP) production explores rightful work (what is done naturally) by individual community members and whole groups. The production consists of short films and complimentary web content with references for engagement.

With two short films complete, we’re currently working on illustration for THE LONELIEST DREAM, the core short film for rivers and mothers.




“Without community, we cannot go very far.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh in conversation with Oprah

THE LONELIEST DREAM Global in scope and centered in the U.S., THE LONELIEST DREAM considers neglected needs, pollution (disease and infertility), segregation, forced displacement, and extermination.  this film follows the storyline of MISCARRIAGE, a poem written by Megan (Meg) Hollingsworth in 2015 during a month's witness with Pacific, whales, and the mothering culture. The piece considers pollution (material and chemical), depravity and associated desperation, forced displacement, and extermination.

The finished film, 5.5 to 7 minutes long, will be released with a wealth of web content that directs attention to in-the-world problem solving, bond mending, and “bridge” building. The storyline and greater project vision is available in advance to backers and collaborating projects.

For more information and/or to collaborate, please connect and we'll be in touch.

“I’d never imagined such intensity, such single-mindedness:
their total focus on getting upstream to create new life,
and their utter obliviousness to everything else
— to their dead or dying relatives,
to other species who might prey upon them…”
— David Abram on salmon return in Creaturely Migrations on a Breathing Planet

ARTIST STATEMENTS

Meg | POETRY & VISION

RIGHTWORK production stems from ecological understanding and personal experience with what is a common struggle to survive even when we’re ‘officially’ employed. As well, vocational health as this relates to total health and the right and responsibility to direct one’s own time and energy in spiritually and emotionally fulfilling ways. I’ve been setting poems to film since 2013. While writing is a solitary practice that I very much enjoy, the film production provides balance in the opportunity to collaborate with other artists. There’s a greater magic.” ARTIST WEBSITE

Page Biersdorff ǀ ILLUSTRATION

“I am a freelance artist born, raised and settled in the Willamette Valley. I worked seasonally as a environmental educator and hiking guide before dedicating myself full-time to raising my daughter and creating comics and eco-friendly cards. My creative intention is to advocate spiritual well-being and outdoors lifestyle whether that be through comics, cards or commissioned illustrations. When I’m not sketching, I’m hiking, biking or singing silly songs!” ARTIST WEBSITE

Clare Hedin ǀ MUSIC & CONSCIOUSNESS

“Spending my early years shy and introspective, I always felt close to Nature and Contemplating – two fundamental relationships that live in me today. When I was 14, my mother died unexpectedly and I became drawn to better know the unknown, in search of a new compass. Whilst my introduction to creativity was typically english; I learned classical piano and choral singing, and found them a little ‘rigid’… it was to be years before they became really known to me in a more personal way. It was through engaging with other art-forms and exploring the nature of my own Consciousness that it all began to make sense and I began to feel more comfortable identifying as an artist.” ARTIST WEBSITE

Extinction Witness is a collaborative arts project. Artists retain all rights to their work.

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