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THE E.A.R.T.H. LAB

 

We produce
Environmental Art, Research,
Theory, & Happenings in
collaboration with the Earth.

coming Oct. 7-9

PLAYING WITH FIRE: A HOT SYMPOSIUM

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Our community includes artists, academics,sexologists, environmental activists, nature fetishists, gardeners, business people, therapists, lawyers, sex workers, peace activists, hydro-feminists, scientists, educators,(r)evolutionaries, critters and other entities from diverse spheresand walks of life. We aim to decolonize our systems, for ourselves and future generations. Our preferred methods include love, joy and our powers of seduction to stop the rape, abuse and the poisoning of the Earth.

OUR MISSION

We are a dynamic hot bed of creativity that produces
exciting, and innovative forms of environmental art.

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PROJECTS

This center generates art and performance related projects focusing on environmental and social justice issues.

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LET’S ENGAGE!

We invite collaboration and engagement in a wide variety of ways. We love and practice "radical inclusion."

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PLAYING WITH FIRE:

A HOT SYMPOSIUM 🔥

Register for the Symposium here.
October 7-9.
We’ll explore the pleasures, perils & politics of fire through art, theory, practice, and activism.  On the UCSC campus in the DARC building, room #108. More info...

Confirmed speakers and participants include:
Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle: Keynote
Roxi Power Zig Zag: Fire Poems
Becca Fenwick: Director, CITRIS Initiative for Drone Education and Research:
Presenting UCNRS Fire Data
Karin Bolender: Artist and Director of the Rural Alchemy Workshop (RAW)
Justin Hoover, Artist and Director of the Chinese Historical Society of America
Brandon Smith, Director of the Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program (FFRC)
Benny Fillmore, Washoe Elder and Hotshot Firefighter
Laura Smith-Fillmore, Washoe Language Translator and Artist
Helen Fillmore, Environmentalist, Hotshot Firefighter
Julie Weitz, Artist: Golem: A Call to Action + Prayer for Burnt Forests

More information

Check Out Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle's New Book
Assuming the Ecosexual Position: The Earth as Lover

Assuming the Ecosexual Position Book

The story of the artistic collaboration between the originators of the ecosex movement, their diverse communities, and the Earth.

What’s sexy about saving the planet? Funny you should ask. Because that is precisely—or, perhaps, broadly—what we have spent many years bringing to light in our lived art. In 2008, we married the Earth in a performance art wedding which set us on the path together to explore the realm of ecosexuality, taking the Earth as our lover and making our mutual pleasure an embodied expression of passion for the environment. Ever since, we have been not just pushing but obliterating the boundaries circumscribing biology and ecology, creating ecosexual art in our performance of an environmentalism that is feminist, queer, sensual, sexual, post-human, materialist, and steeped in humor.

The book is available wherever you buy books, or from the publisher, University of Minnesota Press. We recommend you order from the environmentally conscious As You Like it Pleasure Shop. Amazon.

Click here for the book’s press release.

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