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For the sixth and final gathering of Futurefarmers' Fog Inquiry: Wandering Seminar, the Futurefarmers has invited the Ecosexuals for a Fog Wedding.
Fog Wedding w/ Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle
Saturday, February 29, 3-7 p.m.
3 p.m. Gather at the FARM VILLAGE BUS STOP
3:10-5:00 p.m. Frolic in THE GREAT MEADOW (A fog of bodies – Marriage to the fog)
5-7 p.m. DIGITAL ARTS RESEARCH CENTER (DARC) 108 Reception & further enchantment.
A fog of bodies roll in from the coast, tumbling onto the Great Meadow, a gathering site for two lines of force within radical feminist art where ecosex is enacted and medico-judicial categories of sexuality (homosexuality / heterosexuality) are troubled. Among an assembly of humans and animals, bio and trans, men and women, transgender bodies, mutants survivors, witnesses, ring bearers… Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkles will marry the fog – together a reeroticism of the universe, a calling into question the hierarchy of species, definitions of sexuality, and the political stratification of the body.
Beth Stephens and her partner Annie Sprinkle have married the snow. They’ve married the sea, the sky, the redwood forest, and the earth. They created a new field of research, ‘Sexecology,’ exploring the places where sexology and ecology intersect in our culture – in art, theory, practice and activism. Their ecosex performance art weddings have involved thousands of collaborators and participants in eight countries, at the Venice Biennale and Madrid’s Reina Sofia Museum. They also do Sexecological Walking Tours, visual art installations, and have made a film about mountaintop removal coal mining destruction in Appalachia called Goodbye Gauley Mountain — An Ecosexual Love Story. Stephens is a professor of art at UCSC and received her Ph.D. in performance studies at UC Davis. Sprinkle holds a Ph.D. in human sexuality. And Annie is an American certified sexologist, sex educator, former sex worker, feminist stripper, pornographic actress, cable television host, porn magazine editor, writer, sex film producer, and sex-positive feminist.