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Co-Directors Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle go viral after appearing on England’s #1 morning talk show!

When Beth and Annie appeared live on the most popular morning talk show in England, the expected the worst, as most talk show hosts don’t appreciate conceptual art. However, the hosts were kind and enthusiastic. Over the next few hours, many newspapers had stories written and Beth and Annie and their messages of loving the Earth went viral. From the national Daily Mail to the a slew of tabloids. Earth Lab SF was mentioned in some of the stories, and the interview was a hoot.
JUST A FEW OF THE HEADLINES:
“Morning viewers are left baffled by ecosexuals.” Daily Mail.
“Meet the couple that really, really love the planet!’ ITV.com
“Ecosexual couple recall perfomring oral sex with grass.” Metro UK.
“ITV morning fans gobsmacked by ‘bonkers’ X rated interview.” Birmingham Mail
“We kiss for an hour, and lay on the beach naked as we make love to the planet, say Ecosexual Couple on This Morning.” The SUN.
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Watch the fabulous interview here.
 

‘Queen Green’ by Susie Green

Water Makes Us Wet Film Screening

When: Friday 28th January, 6-8pm
Where: Woodend Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough, YO11 2DF
Tickets: Tickets on a sliding scale. Click here to get tickets for event.

This screening is in response to the current exhibition, ‘Queen Green’ by Susie Green currently on show at Woodend Gallery. The exhibition was partially inspired by the book ‘Assuming the Ecosexual Position: The Earth as Lover‘ by Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens with Jennie Klein. 

Who is it for?

The film is aimed at 18+

There will be a small selection of drinks available by donation.

Where will it take place?

The screening will take place within the gallery space at Woodend Creative Space, YO11 2PW. The gallery is fully wheelchair accessible and disabled parking available, for more information about the venue follow this link: https://www.woodendcreative.co.uk

Online version: An online version of the film will be made available for those who are unable to attend the event in person. 

About the Exhibition

Queen Green is an exhibition of new works by artist Susie Green inspired by her residency at Dalby Forest in the North Yorks Moors. The exhibition celebrates erotic encounters with nature, and moments of confidence and fragility, growth and decay, lightness and dark. Works on paper and large cut-out mixed forms mounted onto wooden trellis portray powerful, blossoming, shapeshifting bodies.

Queen Green is supported by Crescent Arts, Scarborough Museums Trust, Arts Council England and Forestry England.

Curated by Martha Cattell and John Heffernan

San Francisco Chronicle

The Earth Lab got some great newspaper coverage in December, 2022 when fabulous man about town and cleaver staff writer Tony Bravo imbedded with us for three days. Award winning photographer Lea Suzuki did a photo shoot in Holly Park in the Bernal Hill neighborhood. Tony Bravo managed to credit all the right people and places and we couldn’t have been happier with the piece. Click here to see the whole piece by Tony Bravo.

CNN

CNN gave us huge exposure with a really fantastic article about the Ecosex Wedding Project, using many of our great photos by our talented photographer collaborators. People saw and read this piece all around the world. We hope we planted some seeds in some people’s heads, that they can have a wedding to a non human entity they love too. Hoping for lots of copycats. The more love generated for the Earth, the better. 

Click on The Purple Wedding Photo to see the article.

Our Book Assuming the Ecosexual Position: The Earth as Lover

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 them on the path together to explore the realm of ecosexuality, taking the Earth as our lover and making our mutual pleasure a 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 their performance of an environmentalism that is feminist, queer, sensual, sexual, post-human, materialist, and steeped in humor.

Now available for pre-order at
University of Minnesota Press and Amazon

See our Press Articles

SEEDBED: a Soil Symposium

The E.A.R.T.H. Lab, in collaboration with the UCSC Farm & Garden and the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food System, hosted Seedbed: a Soil Symposium. This interdisciplinary symposium on the state of soil occurred on April 26th – 28th. It featured performances, interactive activities and visual artwork installed throughout campus. Panels took place in the Cowell Ranch Hay Barn and explored a diverse range of topics from microbes to waste management, labor and farming; the magic composting and soil science. Seedbed looked at how climate change and human industry have endangered our topsoils – rendering it deadly- It also celebrated the amazing life sustaining potential of what we call “dirt.”

Documenta 14

June 8-25, 2017
Kassel, Germany

We will be doing eco-sex walking tours, and sidewalk sex clinic. As well as, a visual art exhibition inside Natural History Museum.

June 8/9 Previews for visual art exhibit.

June 10 Opening

June 14. Ecosex Walking Tour. Walk #1 (Opening day!) more event info here

June 15 thru 18, walks #2-#5. One walk performance a day for five days. 4:00 pm-6:00 

June 22. Sidewalk Sex Clinic Sidewalk Sex Clinic—Free Sex Advice from Sex Experts from around the world. (Call for collaborators: We still would love a few more sex educators of all stripes to join us for this. (Write Anniesprinkle@me.com)

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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 

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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