- December 5, 2020
- 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
- Virtual - RSVP for Zoom information
This event is free and open to the public.
HERE COME THE ECOSEXUALS!
Beth and Annie will weave together stories, photos and video clips of their adventures in love, sex, breast cancer, and environmental activism. They will share what has happened since they have imagined the Earth as their lover, offer their “25 Ways to Make Love to the Earth,” and give the audience an “Ecosex Orientation.” The talk will be followed by a discussion.
Beth is a punk dyke sculptor turned art professor at UCSC, and Annie is a sex worker turned performance artist. They fell heels-over-head in love and have collaborated non-stop ever since. In 2008 they invited the Earth to be their lover and launched the "ecosexual movement," a started new field of research, "sexecology.” They are committed to making environmentalism more sexy and fun and engage a diverse group of outsider activists, theorists, artists, and sex community folks. They aim to create spaces for imagining other kinds of futures in the midst of global climate change. Plus, they will bring and open up their "Pollination Pod” camper to pollinate some ecosexy fun.
Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle have been life partners and 50/50 collaborators on multimedia art projects for 18 years. Currently, they do art/life experiments imagining the “Earth as lover,” and aim to make the environmental movement more sexy, fun, and diverse. Their Ecosex Manifesto launched an international ecosex movement. Their latest film, which premiered at Documenta 14 and screened at NY MOMA, Water Makes Us Wet can be viewed on amazon prime. Stephens is Director of E.A.R.T.H. Lab at UC SC where she is Chair of Art Dept. and Professor. Beth has a PhD in Performance Studies and Annie in Human Sexuality.
Together Stephens and Sprinkle are founders of the “ecosex movement” where they aim to make the environmental movement more sexy, fun and diverse. They were official Document 14 artists (2017) where their new film,“Water Makes Us Wet—An Ecosexual Adventure” premiered, plus they had a visual art exhibit and gave Ecosex Walking Tour performances. Currently they’re completing a book about their 18 years of collaborations, Assuming the Ecosexual Position for University of Minnesota Press. They are in love with each other, and the Earth.
Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle have been devoted to pollinating the ecosex movement through art, theory, practice and activism since 2004. They’ve produced numerous performance art works, ecosex symposiums, weddings to nature entities, workshops, walking tours, and art exhibits. Their award winning documentary, Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story played many film festivals and is on iTunes. Beth is an Art Professor and chair of the art department at UC Santa Cruz. Annie is a former sex worker. Both are sex educators and have a new book, Explorer’s Guide to Planet Orgasm—For Every Body. Their new film is Water Makes Us Wet, is about the pleasures and politics of water. Last year they were in Documenta 14.They aim to make the environmental movement a little more sexy, fun and diverse. http://sexecology.org/ The Earth is their lover.