Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens
We are two ecosexual artists in love, committed to doing projects that shift the metaphor from Earth as mother to Earth as lover, in order to create a more mutual and sustainable relationship with our planet. Furthermore, we aim to make the environmental movement more sexy, fun, and diverse. Over the past five years we have had seven eco-themed weddings; we married the Earth, Sky, Sea, Moon, and Appalachian Mountains in four countries over five years, with thousands of collaborators. This photo is of a West Virginia mountain that has been decapitated from the PERVERSE practice of mountaintop removal mining. (Over five hundred mountains have been destroyed, along with all their plants, animals, fish, and streams, leaving tons of toxic sludge and environmental devastation.) This image is one of our many gestures to bring ecosexual healing to our seriously abused mountains. Superimposed on the image are our wedding vows to the Earth.
- Assuming the Ecosexual Position, edition #1 of 3
- Photograph montage
- Ecosex Wedding Project
- Installation using Redwood branches with 7 TV monitors
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