Saturday, November 10, 3pm

516 WORDS: Quiet Machine/Wild Mouth

presented by 516 ARTS & the Local Poets Guild

In an effort to explore the intersection of technology and nature, humanity and all our hype, 516 ARTS presents Quiet Machine/Wild Mouth--a medley of short films,  presentations, silent projections, and live poetry. Join us as we contemplate a billboard in Wurzburg, Germany, "corporate slugs," and compulsive behavior at the Beardsley Zoo in Connecticut. Hear about what happens when light bulbs, Rolex watches, and even toy trucks get introduced to the Lacandon Indians in the Chiapas jungle. Catch a spoken rendition of a wind-driven word-sculpture  on Albuquerque's Civic Plaza. Indulge in the experience of "public reading" with silent projections of poems--plus bonus spoken cameos by the authors. The entire show will culminate with a celebration of contemporary mythos as Greek gods and Biblical figures appear in buses and seated upon barstools when Sari Krosinsky reads from her brand new, hot-off-the-press, first collection of poetry, god-chaser. Other participants and contributors include video-guru Bryan Konefsky, Mitch Rayes, Miriam Sagan, Richard Oyama, Nate Maxon, and Lauren Camp. Organized and hosted by Lisa Gill, 516 ARTS Literary Arts Coordinator.


Free and open to the public

ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness is a symposium, multi-site exhibition and season-long series of programs around the region, all exploring the intersection of art, science and technology. It focuses on the natural environment and how technology can help sustain life on Earth. ISEA2012, organized and produced by 516 ARTS, features over 100 artists and over 400 presenters from 29 countries.  For more information, visit