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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens Ecosexual Calendar in NYC: June 12-15, A Don't Miss!

Dear NY Friends & Colleagues, 
We are going to NYC! It would be nice to connect with YOU. Perhaps you can attend something we are doing. Our schedule is very full for this trip, we are there together just six days, and probably can't add more activities with friends and colleagues at this point. We are mainly coming for Veronica Vera's wedding. But we'll be back through NY in September-- if all goes according to plans. Just for visiting. 
Hope to see you.

1. June 12th, Club 90 Reunion at MOSEX
2. June 13th, ASSUMING THE ECOSEXUAL POSITION A performative visiting artist lecture, slideshow & tell.Beth and I present the work we have been doing in ecosexuality and environmental activism and more. MOSEX.
3. June 14th, ASSUMING THE ECOSEXUAL POSITION A performative visiting artist lecture, slideshow & tell. Grace Exhibition Space in Brooklyn
4.  June 15th, LET'S GET DIRTY! A naked performance in a bed of dirt with several other artists. Grace Space in Brooklyn

1. Veronica Vera, Candida Royalle, Veronica Hart, Gloria Leonard and Annie Sprinkle, FF Alumns, at Museum of Sex's F*ck Art Gallery, NYC, Tuesday, June 12.

Five adult film stars from the “Golden Age of Porn”: Veronica Hart, Gloria Leonard, Candida Royalle, Annie Sprinkle and Veronica Vera were the original "Sex and the City" girls. Turning to one another for the support they needed to navigate their way through life after blue movies, these dynamic women created “Club 90” in 1983, forming a bond that would continue for nearly thirty years. They went on to pursue their personal goals, and in the process, blazed new trails in the fields of human sexuality, women’s empowerment, erotic expression, and free speech. Come get a taste of the good old days when NYC was America’s sex film capital, movies were shot on 35mm film, and Times Square was x-rated! And most of all, come share the laughs, the drama & the intimate stories of this controversial support group. This rare reunion promises to be candid, informative and electric!  
When:   Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where:  MOSEX's OralFix Bar, 233 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016
Tickets: $25.

2. Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens at Museum of Sex's F*ck Art Gallery, NYC, Wednesday, June 13. 6:00 pm  to 8:00 pm. 

ASSUMING THE ECOSEXUAL POSITION A performative visiting artist lecture, slideshow & tell with Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens
What happens when two city girls embrace the Earth as their lover? They get real dirty! Then they marry the Earth, Sky, Sea, Rocks, Sun, and more, in a series of performance art weddings? Stephens & Sprinkle have developed “SexEcology,” a new field of research which explores the places where sexology and ecology intersect. Learn 25 ways to make love with the Earth, how to find your e-spot, and why mysophilia, arboreal frottage and pollen-amory are so deeply satisfying. These ‘grrrrls gone green’ make experimental theater, visual art, video, and lead ecosex walking tours & workshops. Once you know more about the budding ecosex movement, you just might discover you are an ecosexual too.
      Elizabeth Stephens is an artist, professor at UCSC, and filmmaker. Her new film, Goodbye Gauley Mountain—An Ecosexual Love Story, makes the environmental activist movement more sexy, fun and diverse. Annie Sprinkle was a prostitute and porn star for twenty years. She became a pivotal player in the sex positive feminist movement, an internationally known performance artist, and the first porn star to earn a Ph.D.  Sprinkle and Stephens have been living and working together for twelve fertile years. For more about Beth & Annie’s work, www.sexecology.org
3.  Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens performance at Grace Performance Space in Brooklyn, June 14th and 15th. ASSUMING THE ECOSEXUAL POSITION--An ecosexual love story.  A performative visiting artist lecture, slideshow & tell with Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens. (See above description.) June 14th. 
4.  LET'S GET DIRTY! This is in Brooklyn. We'll do a naked performance in a bed of dirt.  An ecosexual cuddle, with some films, and other artists doing stuff. We have to see the space to figure it all out. Grace Exhibition Space is a hot bed of performance art. Or in our case, a dirty bed. June 15th.  9:00 pm until 11:00 pm

Grace Exhibition Space, 840 Broadway, 2nd floor, Brooklyn, NY 11206. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


PRESS RELEASE, October 6, 2010
Contact: Annie Sprinkle,  annie@anniesprinkle.org
Love Art Laboratory, San Francisco, Ca.

LOS ANGELES, CA.-- Hundreds of "ecosexual" artists, academics, famous sex workers, and environmental activists are heading to Los Angeles for a Purple Wedding to the Moon, the brainchild of artist-brides, Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens. This will be their sixth large-scale, ecology inspired wedding. "The environment has always been our creative partner, as in 'ashes to ashes, dust to dust,' says Elizabeth Stephens, an art professor at the University of California in Santa Cruz, whose personal roots lie in West Virginia where mountaintop removal mining runs rampant. "In a twist on the traditional marriage vows, each of our eco-themed weddings is an invitation for people to 'promise to love, honor, and cherish the Earth, Sky, Sea and Moon until death brings us closer together forever'." Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D., a porn star turned eco-sexologist emphasizes the fecundity of the earth; she links fertility and imagination. "We aim to make the environmental movement a little more sexy, fun and diverse through art."  Purple Wedding to the Moon will be held at FarnsworthPark's outdoor amphitheater in Altadena, Los Angeles, on October 23rd, the night of the full moon. Ecosexual theorist Serena Anderlini, PhD, will announce the HoneyMOON Symposium as a homage to our hostess Gaia, the third planet. "A world where it is safe to love is a world where it is safe to live.
Four hundred guests are expected to attend and over one hundred artists will collaborate on the creation of the wedding. The unorthodox union will be officiated by the popular performance artist Reverend Billy, accompanied by the Church of Life After Shopping Choir-- the subjects of the documentary film, What Would Jesus Buy? produced by Morgan Sperlock. Reverend Billy's sermons and activism about the "Shopocolypse," over-consumption, and corporate greed have gotten him arrested dozens of times.
            Stephens, Sprinkle and Reverend Billy got upset when they learned that N.A.S.A. had bombed the moon prospecting for water. They wondered "why can't we just take better care of the water here on Earth?"  "We wanted to do something," cried Stephens.  "So we are marrying the Moon, but it's really also about loving the Earth."  Last year Sprinkle and Stephens married the Sea in Italy at the Venice Biennale.  They have also married the Earth in Croatia and the Sky in England. The wedding participants now number in the thousands. Reverend Billy is taking his new Earth-allujah! show on the road, premiering Oct. 21 at the Disney Theater. http://www.revbilly.com/events/cali-tour
          For the honeymoon, the movers and shakers of this budding ecosexuality movement will hold the world's first Ecosex Symposium at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, the day after the wedding. "We'll switch the metaphor from 'Earth as mother,' to 'Earth as lover,' to garner a more reciprocal relationship with our beautiful planet. We'll explore what ecosexuality is about from many perspectives: with panels, performances and moon pies. "All adults are welcome." Stephens and Sprinkle say enthusiastically. Cindy Baker, an artist from Canada, will unfurl the world's first ecosexual pride flag. 
            The artist-brides are looking for a few more sponsors and collaborators. On board are California Institute of the Arts, GT's Kombucha, Center for Sex and Culture, Good Vibrations, ONE Amazon Acai, and Luna Pads. They also invite individuals to contribute as backers through the Kickstarter fundraising platform. In exchange, backers get their names in the wedding program, moon-shaped tit prints, and Beth Stephens' sculptures of Annie Sprinkle's bronzed panties!
            "Unfortunately our marriage to the Moon will not be legal." the brides lament. "Nonetheless it is a most sacred union." They request that everyone please wear purple. The wedding is free and open to the public, "its a big, juicy, pollen-amourous labor of love."
            Some of the many performers and artists participating (in random order) are blues diva, Kandye Cane; professor and art-activist, Larry Bogad; ecosexual opera singer, Emma McNairy; flower boy/girl, Adam Harms; songstress, Kim Mears; fire hula-hooper, Sarah Starlight & Co; burlesque sensation and fire tassel queen, Lady Monster; songwriter, Xandra Coe; disgruntled heiress Naomi Pitcarin, Balkan seveda singer , Nada Miljkovic; performance artist Lian Amaris; film maker, Cheryl Dunye; Jordanian food artist, Diala Khasawnih; experimental musican, no.e sunflowrfish; tattoo performance, The Book Club; music composer, HB3; sex worker activist, Mariko Passion; Good Times magazine editor, Greg Archer; cake and puppet artist Pratbha; ritualist, Alan Tofelson; sexpert Jayme Waxman, flag artists Cindy & KC Baker, drag queen, Miss Prick, a troupe of Cal Arts students, Dylan Bolles, Hate Bear, newlywed artists, Jordan Tynes and Taylor McVay and many others. Directed by Bonnie Cullum.
             Some of the Ecosex Symposium presenters and artists: Ecosexual relationship coach and author, Deborah Taj Anapol Ph.D.; humanities professor author of seminal ecosex theory, Gaia and the New Politics of Love, Serena Anderlini, Ph.D.; Good Vibration's eco-sexologist, Dr. Carol Queen, Ph.D.; Hawaiian gender-queer porn star, Jiz Lee; performance artist, Tania Hamidi; ecosex comedian, EcoElf; Blisscoach University's Kamala Devi & Tantra Theater Group; ecosexologist, Dr. Robert Lawrence, Ph.D.; Israeli ecosexual art magazine editor, Ms. Use; artist, C. Finley; blogger, ecosex radio host, Spyce Spycey, and others to be announced. Moderated by adult film director/star, Veronica Hart.
Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stephens' Purple Wedding to the Moon
            Purple Wedding to the Moon
            Officiated by Reverend Billy with the Church of Life After Shopping Choir
            Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010
            FarnsworthPark Amphitheater, Los Angeles (Altadena), CA
            Gather: 6:00 PM, Ceremony: 6:30-8:00, Reception: 8:00-9:30
            Ecosex Symposium Honeymoon
            October 24th.  3:00-6:00 Panels, performances, moon pies.
            Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, Ca.

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PRESS PHOTOS of the bride-artists, Elizabeth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle are available for download at http://loveartlab.org/press-gallery.php
FOR MORE INFORMATION:  http://www.loveartlab.org.
A complete list of performers, artist collaborators and symposium panelists will be posted soon.