Ecosex Symposium

E.A.R.T.H. Lab Presents:

Join us for a multi-disciplinary gathering to explore our relationships with the environment and social justice, engage in human/non-human collaboration, critique ideologies and debate new sexualities. What happens when we posit the Earth as our lover? Let’s examine where our “bodies” end and “nature” begins.

Everyone is welcome.
Symposium is free.

Food available for purchase.
Parking $4.

Symposium Schedule

Wednesday, May 17

Horse and Heart, Soquel, CA

Time  Event
TBD Slow Dancing with an Other

Thursday, May 18


Time  Event
10-10:30 AM Meet & Greet
Breakfast  with the Tibia Duo: Tish Berlin & Francis Blaker
10:30-11 AM Welcome & Introduction: Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens
“Ecosex Art, Theory, Practices, Activism; A Primer”
11-12:30 PM Keynote: Kim TallBear
“Decolonizing Settler Sexuality” Professor of Indigenous Studies,University of Alberta, Edmonton, CA Respondant Melissa Nelson
Professor, America Indian Studies, San Francisco State University
12:30-2 PM Lunch in DARC 108
Ambient music and performances. Sarah Frylac violin
2-4 PM Panel 
Unsettling Our Earthly Pleasures, Organized by July Cole, with Lehua Taitano, Cleo Woelfle-Erskine
4-4:30 PM Break
Larval Rock Stars Ambient Performance with Praba Pilar and Anuj Vaidya
4:30-6 :30 PM Feature Film, Conversation with Donna Haraway & Discussion
“Story Telling for Earthly Survival” (RT: 1 1/2 hr) by Fabrizio Terranova plus a post screening conversation with Donna Haraway
6:30-8:00PM Dinner
8:00-10PM Panel
“Tree-huggers Unite!”–Filmmaker Keith Wilson’s film “The Tree” (13 mins?), Kim Marks (Greenpeace, activist trainer, sexuality shop owner), Film, Performance, discussion

Friday, May 19


Time  Event
10-11 AM Breakfast
11-12:30 PM Keynote: Chris Cuomo
“Race and Environmentalism” (Professor from University of Georgia)Respondant (TBA)
12:30-2:30 PM Lunch in DARC 108
Got woodwinds! Ambient Music–Dylan Bolles
2-4 PM Panel
Loren Kronemyer (Australian Artist, “Ecosex Bathhouse”, Pony Express), Luke Dixon (Theater Nomad and Urban Beekeeper UK) Joe Dumit (Chair of Performance Studies UCD–Substances), Tanya Augsburg (Professor SF State University)
4-4:30 PM Break
Animal Performativity Ambient Performance by J Dellecave & Cleo Woelfle-Erskine
4:30-5:00 PM Performance
Animal Performativity by J Dellecave & Cleo Woelfle-Erskine
5-6 :30 PM Panel
“Academic Freedom In An Ecosexphobic World”–Buddah Jack, Kim Russo, Beth Stephens and Lisa Rofel. Moderated by Judy Meath
6:30-8:00PM Dinner
8:00-9:00 PM Community Open Mike
Annie hosts? 5 minutes a person. (Attendees can speak, perform, announce, comment, etc.)
9:00-11:00 PM Performances and Post Conference Party
Quosmos, Luke Dixon, Dylan Bolles, Tessa Wills, Kim Tallbear, Chris Cuomo, X Coe, Lady Monster

Saturday, May 20

Pure Pleasure

Time  Event
Noon-2PM Reading from Planet Orgasm: Book Launch Event