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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ecosexuality: When Ecology and Sexuality Come Together

Ecosexuality: When Ecology and Sexuality Come Together

This is a new academic course that can be taught as a seminar, at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels. 

The course is dedicated to exploring ecosexuality, as a social movement, a style of amorous and creative expression, a cosmic theory, an orientation, and a practice of love. 

What is ecosexuality?  How did the concept come about and why it matters?  How can it help us to explore the intersections between ecology and sexuality, science and the humanities, global and personal health and love?  How does ecosexuality intersect with other orientations and practices of love, including those common among gays, bis, straights, polys, swingers, metrosexuals, and so on?  How does ecosexuality contribute to defining our relationship to the environment, to technology, the natural elements, and the web of life that sustains our species?  Is nature our enemy, mother, hostess, all of the above? 
      A number of recent sources touch on the theme of ecosexuality.  They include books and articles that study and analyze cultural expression, films, dvds, websites, and other educational and documentary cultural texts.  Some of those in the assigned reading list may include: Sexual Fluidity, by Lisa Diamond; Sex at Dawn, by Christopher Ryan and Calcida Jetha; Gaia and the New Poltics of Love, by Serena Anderlini; Polyamory in the 21st Century, by Deborah Anapol; Mystery Dance, by Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan; Microcosmos and Acquiring Genomes by Lynn Margulis; Sirens, by John Duigan; Shortbus, by John Cameron Mitchell; An Inconvenient Truth, by Davis Guggenheim; Sluts and Goddesses by Annie Sprinkle, Love Art Lab by Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens; French Twist by Josiane Balasko, The Ignorant Fairies by Ferzan Ozpetek, and Science of Panic, by Patrizia Monzani.

Dr. Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio, PhD, gave the opening remarks at the world's first Symposium on Ecosexuality in Los Angeles on Oct 24, 2010, and keynoted at the second Symposium on Ecosexuality in San Francisco on June 18, 2011.  She will keynote at the upcoming EcoSex Symposium in Portland on June 29, 2012.  She is the author of Gaia and the New Politics of Love, a seminal text of ecosexual theory.  She blogs at http://polyplanet.blogspot.com
       Research paper expected at end of course.
Email questions for Dr. Anderlini at serena.anderlini@gmail.com

The Earth as Lover, art credit to Megan Morman and Cindy Baker.

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. 

Friday, June 1, 2012

June 3rd: Bi Lines IV: A Multi-Arts Celebration of Bisexual Writing

 Bi Writers Association & 
 Nuyorican Poets Café present 

       Bi Lines IV:
A Multi-Arts Celebration of Bisexual Writing

Where: 236 East 3rd St, New York, 10009, between Ave B and C
When: Sunday, June 3rd, at 6:30-8:30PM  

Don't miss New York City's popular annual celebration of Bisexual Culture! Bi Lines V: A Multi-Arts Celebration of Bisexual Writing

Celebrated bisexual book authors, most nominated for the 24th Annual Lammy Awards, read from their works. Plus live music, performance and art by noted bisexual musicians.

Followed by group dinner.


Welcome: Sheela Lambert
Founder, Bi Writers Association

Reading: Barbara Browning -Lammy finalist
The Correspondence Artist

Reading: Qwo-Li  Driskill -Lammy finalist
Sovereign Erotics

Reading: Jan Steckel -Lammy finalist
The Horizontal Poet

Musical Performance: Viva

Reading: J.M. Frey -Lammy finalist

Reading: Ven Rey -Lammy finalist
Surviving Steven: A True Story

Reading with Graphic Illustrations: Ilike Merey
a + e 4ever: A Graphic Novel

Play: Scene from Confessions of a Homo Thug Porn Star
By James Earl Hardy
With Johnathan Cedano as Tiger Tyson

Musical Performance: Rorie Kelley  

Reading: Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio –Lammy finalist
Bisexuality and Queer Theory: Intersections, Connections and Challenges

Reading: Christopher Trevor
Straight Jock Pussy

Reading: Ellis Avery  
The Last Nude

Closing: Sheela Lambert, Founder, Bi Writers Association

Soul Food After Party: Mama’s Food Shop
200 E. 3rd St between Ave A-B

Special thanks to:
Tom Mallios
Regina Itskova
Tiger Tyson
Mobile Libris: Bookseller
Downtown Urban Theater Festival
Lambda Literary Foundation 

Dear Earthlings:

See you there.

Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio, PhD
Gilf Gaia Extraordinaire
Author of Gaia, Eros, and many other books about love
Professor of Humanities
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

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