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E.A.R.T.H. Lab Presents Environmentalism Outside the Box: An Ecosex Symposium

MAY 17 – 20
Santa Cruz, CA

Ecosex Symposium

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.

Panels * Performances * Pollination

Films * Music * Ecosexy Fun

Everyone is welcome.

Symposium is free.

Food available for purchase on and off campus. 

Parking Prices Varto be safe pick up a full day permit at the kiosk located at the main entrance to the campus

Documenta 14

APRIL 6 –16
Athens, Greece

We are super honored to be the world’s best art show. We will be performing Cuddle Athens and doing pop up sex clinics, with free advice from sex educators and professionals. Veronica Vera will be joining us. 

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Cuddling Performance  – Lobby of the National Museum

7th April from 6pm – 8:30 pm @ EMST

8t April from 6pm – 8:30 pm @ EMST

9th April from 6pm – 8:30 pm @ EMST

10th April from 6pm – 8:30 pm @ EMST

Nomadic Sex Clinic

11th April : 12-2pm @ Sygrou Fix Avenue and 7-9pm @Iasonos street, Metaxourgio 

12th April: 12-2pm @ Iasonos Street, Metaxourgio and 7-9 @ Psiri Square

13th April: 12-2pm @ Psiri Square and 7-9 @ Sigrou Fix Avenue 

PRINTED MATTER’S LA ART BOOK FAIR

FEBRUARY 25
LOS ANGELES CA

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR, free and open to the public.  It’s three full, fun packed days.

 Our panel is Saturday 3:00 – 4:00 pm

DUETS book launch with Annie Sprinkle, Ben Cuevas, and Beth Stephens, presented by Visual AIDS

To launch DUETS: Ben Cuevas & Annie Sprinkle in Conversation, the latest volume of Visual AIDS’ DUETS publication series, artists Annie Sprinkle, Ben Cuevas and Beth Stephens engage in a conversation moderated by Visual AIDS Associate Director Esther McGowan on art, knitting, postporn, ecosex, HIV, love, loss, risk, activism, feminism, go-go dancing, orgasms, humor, death and more. As a queer, male-bodied, HIV-positive artist, Cuevas’ work challenges viewers’ fears of HIV and helps revive a queer culture lost to AIDS and gentrification. Annie Sprinkle and her collaborative partner Beth Stephens join the conversation to discuss their longterm work at the forefront of art and performance, provoking sex-positive practices and activism as well as pollinating ecosexual art and theory around the planet.

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Refinery Corridor Healing Walk July 17, 2016, Richmond, CA

Sunday, July 17

E.A.R.T.H. Lab was invited to film parts of this peaceful protest by the organizers of the Refinery Corridor Healing Walks. This was the final walk of the 2016 season. It began in Rodeo, CA and ended up at the ocean in Point Richmond.

This thirteen mile walk began at the Conoco-Phillips 66 Refinery in Rodeo, CA. We passed Kinder Morgan's pipeline manufacturing facility and the Chevron refinery in Richmond, CA on the way to Point Richmond. 

The walk was characterized by a love-based approach to environmental activism. On stops at refineries along the walks, leaders prayed for oil executives to find the goodness within themselves, instead of condemning them for their actions. Participants signed an agreement to do the same, pledging not to speak out of anger and hatred but rather out a respect and love for the environment. Water from the refinery corridor watershed was blessed prior to the walk and carried at the front of the group. Participants were encouraged to spend time with the water during the event, walking in prayer with it. The walk ended at the beach, where everyone enjoyed a picnic at the edge of the water we had marched in honor of.

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Stop the North Dakota Pipeline

Ecosex Convergence, June 15-19, Windward, Wahkiacus, Washington

http://ecosexconvergence.org

We were invited to give a series of workshops and walking tours over the course of this year's weeklong ecosex convergence, Surrender, in Wahkiacus, Washington.

According to their website:
"Surrender evolved out of Lindsay and Teri’s mutual desire to develop regional sustainable community, cultivate love-based living and actively midwife the transition to a culture that partners with the Earth. Surrender is a DBA of the non-profit Windward Education & Research Center."

Twenty-First Suffragettes, Grace Space – Rosekill, Rosendale, NY May 27-30th

MAY 27-30, 2016

http://www.rosekill.com/#!21st-suffragettes/bt4lf

We were delighted to be present this year as Grace Exhibition Space celebrated the 15th anniversary of 21st Suffragettes, a seminal Brooklyn-based performance art event originally held in 2001. At the inaugural event, Jill McDermid (Director and Co-Founder of GES) curated and directed 21st Suffragettes, a 72-hour event of works made only by women in the galleries and bars of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, featuring performances at Galapagos Art Space, exhibitions at numerous galleries, DJ’s at a Williamsburg bar and DJ’s and bands at all-nite Rubulad. Participating galleries included: Sideshow, Front Room Gallery, Figureworks, Fish Tank, Roebling Hall, South First, The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center and more.

This past Spring, Grace Exhibition Space once again put a spotlight on works made by women for 21st Suffragettes: Performance Art by Women. This series culminated with the ROSEKILL MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

MAY 27-30, 2016. Artists included: Linda Mary Montano, Martha Wilson, Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stephens. Marilyn Arsem, Legacy Fatale, Claribel Jolie Pichardo, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Hector Caning, Agrofemme, Ian Deleon, Clara Diamond, Rudi Salpietra, Lital Dotan, Huisi He, and Sindy Butz . . .

Ecosexstravaganza with the Santa Monica Community College

Thursday, May 12th - Saturday, May 14th

E.A.R.T.H. Lab in collaboration with Santa Monica Community College are creating an Ecosexstravaganza!!

 

Ecosextravaganza!  

An Apoca-Alchemy Spectacle, Eco-Laboratory & Salvage Fash Bash

Friday May 13th, 8pm, 

1210 Fourth Street, Santa Monica

Tired of the relentlessness of ecological crisis, environmental racism, and the doom & gloom of environmental injustice? Join the Ecosexuals for a celebratory, transformation ritual turning wreck into reckoning, trash into treasure, junk into funk, and apathy into action. Enter the Alchemy Laboratory & become ecollaborators: mix with the elements, turn up the heat with music, spoken word & performance art, shake your tail-feathers at the post- trash fash bash and set the stage for a new eco-citizenry.

Through this rousing EcoArt & Performance event we join diverse cultures, which have, for millennia created traditions, rituals, and art expressing love for the planet and respect for all earthlings. How do we shift our existence to live every day as true earth-lovers? Let’s get it on and work it out at this multicultural, trans-genre spectacle — a thought-provoking, play-inducing, roof-raising night that brings sexy back to the vital liberation work of our times: cultivating visionary ecological consciousness.

Presented by the Public Policy Institute of Santa Monica College in collaboration with the Otis Creative Action Program, SMC Ecosexual Club, and ecosexual performance artists Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens. Directed and emceed by Qosmos, the EcoseXtravaganza! is a rallying call to incite intergenerational, barrier-busting planetary dialogue and a tectonic paradigm shift.

Bring an offering to the trash altar and come as you are — or refashion yourself for the dawning of the eco-post-utopian golden age! Come conjure a juicy, just, fertile cosmos!

Ecosextravaganza!  

8p Doors open
8:30p Eco-Spectacle
11p Salvage Fash Bash

Free, 18+

FOLLOW US & FOR MORE INFO:
https://www.facebook.com/smcecosexy/
#ecosexy2016

https://www.facebook.com/EcoErotics

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Reverend Billy Talen’s Sermon on the Sea at the UCSC Art Department

Monday, April 18th, 12PM

Reverend Billy will be presenting a Sermon on the Sea in the Art Department Courtyard at high noon.

In celebration of the release of his new book, The Earth Wants YOU!, Reverend Billy will perform a special Sermon on the Sea at UC Santa Cruz's Baskin Art Studios in the Art Department Courtyard at 12 pm. Refreshments, conversation and book signings will follow outside the E.A.R.T.H. Lab,  DARC 229. Refreshments courtesy of the Institute for Arts and Sciences. http://ias.ucsc.edu

Bill Talen (Reverend Billy) is founder and creator of Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir, a New York City based radical performance community, with 50 performing members and a congregation in the thousands. They are self-professed wild anti-consumerist gospel shouters and Earth loving urban activists who have worked with communities on four continents defending community, life and imagination. For over 15 years, Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir have preached against consumerism and militarism as the devils of contemporary society. For more information see http://www.revbilly.com

The Earth Wants YOU is a motivational handbook for earth activists, filled with inspired visions of a wild, creative, Earth-led cultural revolution.

"You must check out the newest from my favorite transcendent and down to Earth preacher."  —Laurie Anderson

Presented by E.A.R.T.H. Lab with additional support from, IAS, Porter College, the Art Department, Sesnon Gallery and the Education for Sustainable Living Program.

E.A.R.T.H. Lab Participates in Refinery Corridor Healing Walk for Standing Rock

E.A.R.T.H. Lab was invited to film parts of this peaceful protest by the organizers of the Refinery Corridor Healing Walks. It began in Rodeo, CA and ended up at the ocean in Point Richmond. This thirteen-mile walk began at the Conoco-Phillips 66 Refinery in Rodeo, CA. The walk was characterized by a love-based approach to environmental activism. On stops at refineries along the walks, leaders prayed for oil executives to find the goodness within themselves, instead of condemning them for their actions.

FOLLOW Idle No More
FOR MORE INFO on the Refinery Corridor Healing Walks
and on Facebook facebook.com/RefineryHealingWalks
Stop the North Dakota Pipeline

Documenta 14

Beth and I are honored to be a part of the best art show in the entire world, which  happens only once every five years. Beth and I will be 1 out of 24 acts of freedom, and will be coming back in attendance at Documenta 14 next summer.

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E.A.R.T.H. Lab Presents Environmentalism Outside the Box: An Ecosex Symposium

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.

Panels * Performances * Pollination

Films * Music * Ecosexy Fun

Everyone is welcome.

Symposium is free.

Food available for purchase.

Parking $4.

earthlab.ucsc.edu/

The Explorer’s Guide to Planet Orgasm – New Book Available on Earth Day

Coming from Greenery Press for Earth Day (April 20, 2017), The Explorer’s Guide to Planet Orgasm is a small, illustrated guide to orgasms of all sizes and types, including “genital orgasms, energy orgasms, orgasmic states, wavegasms, crygasms, body-part-gasms, breath orgasms, nocturnal orgasms, dry orgasms, wet dreams, nipplegasms… and the ultra-special megagasm.” With asides by artist/educator Beth Stephens, Ph.D., and drawings by Korean illustrator Yu Dori, The Explorer’s Guide to Planet Orgasm is an unprecedentedly easy, fun way to expand the definition of orgasm and find new ways to reach it.

Press inquiries contact anniesprinkle@me.com

 You can get your copy on amazon.com, in bookstores and sexuality shops.

Wet Balloon Concert with Judy Dunnaway

November 19th, Thursday, 7:00 PM
In the DARC Building,  DANM 108 7PM

E.A.R.T.H. Lab presents Wet Balloon Concert with conceptual sound artist Judy Dunaway.

Judy Dunaway performs avant-garde compositions and free improvisations on
amplified latex balloons played as musical instruments. She is known
internationally as a “virtuoso of the balloon.” She plays a variety of
shapes and sizes of balloon instruments, each with it’s own special
qualities, pushing the extremes of both pitch range and artistic limits.
Her large rubbed “tenor” balloon gives Jimmy Hendrix’s guitar a run for
the money and her giant balloon pulsates into the depths of the subaudio.
Her abstract music and sounds are difficult to equate with other forms,
depending upon the perception of the individual like the images seen in
fire or clouds.

Dunaway has presented her balloon works at many major venues, festivals,
museums and galleries internationally. She has performed as a balloon
player in compositions by John Zorn and Roscoe Mitchell, and in
improvisations and/or collaborations with the FLUX Quartet, performance
artist Annie Sprinkle, vocalist Jennifer Walshe, visual artists Nancy
Davidson and Ken Butler, percussionist John Hollenbeck, Fluxus sound
artist Yasunao Tone, and numerous others. CDs of her works for balloons
have been released on the CRI (Composers Recordings Inc) and Innova
labels, among others.

https://youtu.be/0PJ9sAzYk78

https://youtu.be/aWpqZckpsUY

Meet and Greet Soiree with Lindsay Hagamen & Emily Boyer

Wednesday, Oct. 14 5:30 pm- 7 pm
E.A.R.T.H. Lab, UCSC’s DARC Building, Room 229, Santa Cruz, CA
FREE and open to the public.

Hosted by E.A.R.T.H. Lab’s Director Beth Stephens & Director of Research Annie Sprinkle

Come meet the authors of the newly published book Ecosexuality: When Nature Inspires the Arts of Love and learn about how sexuality, ecology, artistic expression, permaculture and community-living are all connected.

Lindsay Hagamen and Emily Boyer will discuss what it’s like to live in the first ecosexual community – Windward – the relationship between ecosex theory, art and practice, and the making of the world’s first anthology about ecosexuality.  Lindsay will also share about the innovative approach to social change that Windward is developing and their experimental model that grounds creativity, sexual sovereignty and community values within the context of ecological stewardship.  Emily will offer how ecosexuality provides a unique opportunity to create meaningful cultural change while also having fun and exploring self-expression.

Lindsay Hagamen is the President of Windward, an intentional community dedicated to creating a working model of a sustainable, love-based culture. She is the co-editor of Ecosexuality: When Nature Inspires the Arts of Love, the co-creator of the annual EcoSex Convergence, and offers workshops on ecosexuality, community and permaculture. Lindsay enjoys immersing her hands in rich garden soil and being a lover of the Wild. To learn more visit  myloverearth.org

Emily Boyer is an Apprentice at Windward, having just graduated from Oregon State University where she studied Communication, International Studies, Spanish, and Writing while actively engaging in campus sustainability. Having realized a deep love for and call to live in support of the land that supports life, Emily is now diving head first into exploring the relationship between sexuality and this planet we call home.