Water Makes Us Wet, a film by Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle

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unnamedYou’re invited to the Santa Cruz Film Festival’s “test screening” of Water Makes Us Wet! An Ecosexual Adventure, Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle’s newest film happening October 15, 2017 at the Tannery Arts Center’s Colligan Theater 1010 River Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Join Beth & Annie, cast & crew LIVE, for discussion after the movie.

Water Makes Us Wet! An Ecosexual Adventure With Sandy Stone as the Earth is a poetic blend of curiosity, humor, sensuality, and concern, that chronicles the pleasure and politics of H20 from an ecosexual perspective.

Travel with UCSC professor/artist Beth, and former sex worker/artist Annie Sprinkle, and their dog Butch as they interact with a diverse range of folks including biologists, white water rafters, activists, water treatment plant workers, scholars, a tarot reader, doggie detective, flamboyant performance artists, and others.  The adventure climaxes with a shocking event that reaffirms the power of water, life and love.  

Guaranteed not to be a dry environmental documentary!

Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets.

To hear our radio interview, click on the play button below:

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Beth Stephens Talks About EcoSex

On June 3, 2015, UCSC Art Professor Beth Stephens came onto KSCS’s Artists on Art to talk about her work and EcoSex.

Beth Stephens

UCSC Art Professor and former Chair of the Art Department, UC David PhD Candidate, wife to Annie Sprinkler, performance artist, sculptor, Elizabeth Stephens took time to talk with Nada Miljkovic for KZSC’s Artist on Art about her work as an eco-activist and SexEcology.

We met at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History to talk about upcoming events, An Evening with Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping to talk about Earth Justice.

We also talked about the upcoming exhibition endurance performance art day, Listening to the Earth II/Temporality.

Beginning at 6am and going until 8pm on May 26th, the first floor of MAH will have internationally acclaimed artists Nita Little, John Zibelll, Kevin O’Connor, Annie Sprinkle, Beth Stephens, Duskin Drum and the performing group Thingamajigs in collaboration with Stephen Ratcliff invite visitors to explore notions of the sound, time, and consciousness in relation to various environments. UCSC art students Morgan True, Dimitri Zurita and Heidi Cramer will also perform.

Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens

June 13, 2011 Performance Artists Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens were  guests for the first Artists on Art radio show at its new time noon on Mondays.

Beth and Annie came on to the show to talk about their upcoming EcoSexual Manifesto & Symposium event produced by Femina Potens Gallery in collaboration with the Center for Sex & Culture and possible through a grant from the city of San Francisco.

The events will take place at the new Center for Sex & Culture (CSC) at 1349 Mission Street (9th and 10th), San Francisco, CA. More information can be found at their website.

The opening of the EcoSex Manifesto is Friday, June 17, 2011, 7:00-9:30 PM, with the unveiling of new works by Beth & Annie: Ecosex wedding videos and ephemera, new collages, a manifesto wall text and more. During our show Beth & Annie read the Eco-Sex Manifesto.

EcoSex Manifesto

Beth is a UCSC Professor in the Art Department specializing in three dimensional when she is not flying around the world marrying the Earth and partner, Annie, Ph.D. Artist, Sexecologist, Author, Lecturer Educator , Thespian Pioneering Film Director and Performer.  Together, they created the Love Art Lab, a 7 Year Performance Piece  inspired by Linda M. Montano’s 14 Years of Living Art. For up to date information and tickets for the symposium see their website, SexEcology.org.

To hear our interview,  press the play button: [haiku url=”http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/miljkovicaudio/old_public_html/nada/aoa61311.mp3″ title=”Chip Lord” graphical=”true”]

Schedule for the event, over the rest of the weekend (June 18 and 19th), the EcoSex Symposium II:

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Beth & Annie Guests for October 12, 2010

Local interdisciplinary artists, educators, eco-sexual activists, Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle were guests for the October 12th KZSC’s Artists on Art radio show. It was a great pleasure to welcome Beth back onto to the radio program and speaking with Annie for the first time  on the show via telephone.

Beth Stephens is a professor and former chair 0f the Art department at UCSC.  She teaches performance, installation and sculpture.  She has exhibited and performed in museums, galleries and festivals around the world.

Annie Sprinkle is an internationally known multi-media artist (writer, film-maker, porn star, champion of sex education and equal rights) whose work is often studied as one of the pivotal players in the 80’s “sex positive feminist movement.”  She has a Ph.D. from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco.

Their comprehensive collaborative website is the Love Art Lab.

We had a lot to talk about generally concerning their art, art practice, motivations, and particularly about their upcoming Purple Weddings.  One of the most important motivations of their current work as eco-sexual activists is switching the metaphor of “earth as mother” to “earth as lover.”  This is in hopes that they can help stem the tide of earth’s destruction by humans.

Beth and Annie’s Purple Wedding to the Moon takes place in Los Angeles, October 23 on the full moon beginning at 6:30pm. Currently, the venue is uncertain due to the LAPD and the LA County Parks canceling their rental contract for the Farnsworth Amphitheatre in Altadena citing “unsafe conditions”.  Please look for updates for the location at Love Art Lab.  Chances are high that this action was based on gender politics.  Thankfully, Beth and Annie have a great lawyer, Terry Gross, that may help settle this issue as soon as possible.

On October 24th, Beth and Annie will be hosting a Ecosex Symposium Honeymoon at the Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, California starting at 3-6pm that involves a mixture of practice and theory with panels, performances and moon pies.  Beth and Annie will also be hosting a the Purple Wedding to the Mountains at Galbreath Chapel, Athens, Ohio November 6th. These will be their ninth and tenth weddings in the past six years. The venerable Reverend Billy with the Church of Life After Shopping Choir will be officiating the wedding to the Moon. Mountain keeper Larry Gibson will do the wedding homily in Ohio. Everyone is invited to come and to co-create the weddings.  Plus, you can collaborate with Beth and Annie by backing the LA wedding via Kickstarter.

Beth and Annie began this current art series, OUR SEVEN YEARS OF LOVE AS ART piece that incorporates the colors and themes of the chakras, (a structure inspired by Linda M. Montano’s 14 Years of Living Art) in 2005 with the Red Year – Security, Survival, Perineum. Moving up the chakra system; 2006 was the Orange Year – Sexuality, Creativity, Genitals; 2007 was the Yellow Year – Courage, Power; Belly, 2008  was the Green Year – Love, Compassion, Heart; 2009 was the Blue Year – Communication, Throat; 2010 is the Purple Year – intuition, Wisdom, Third Eye; and next year, 2011 will be the White and final year of the series – Union, Bliss, Crown. They have performed their weddings all over the world from Zagreb, Croatia to the Venice Biennale and UCSC Shakespeare’s Grove.

Even if you can’t make it to the weddings, you can still participate by helping them with Kickstarter (you will be rewarded). wearing purple, and sending the moon your love!

If you missed any of the live broadcast, please click below to hear the show in its entirety.

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