Water Makes Us Wet: An Ecosexual Adventure
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About the Event
Watch the Film: https://vimeo.com/230306280
Director Q & A 8pm (EST) https://zoom.us/j/94860679473?pwd=UEVyRGY1UDRkaDVsYSt4R2FsSCtodz09
As a lived philosophy, Ecosexuality shifts the metaphor “Earth as Mother” to “Earth as Lover” to create a more reciprocal and empathetic relationship with the natural world. Fiercely fun and sensual, Water Makes Us Wet: an Ecosexual Adventure challenges the conventions of environmental documentary- moving beyond an insistence of peril, it focuses on the power of an immediate and pleasurable relationship to the Earth as beloved.
We accompany two artists, Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, together with their dog Butch on a journey that spans the sacred and the profane, tragedy and comedy. Along the way they meet with an array of water experts, activists, spiritual advisors and regular folks, seeking the truth about our relationship to water, the most vital liquid on Earth. When their road trip climaxes in a shocking event, their affectionate partnership with the Earth saves the day, reuniting their family and affirming the power of water, life and love.
Film streaming all day followed by an online Q & A with Beth Stephans and Annie Sprinkle at 8pm
The artistic works of Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens reflect two trends within radical feminist art. While Stephens (born 1960) has been working in the field of video art since the late 1980s and has confronted the genre with various expressions of lesbian and queer culture, Sprinkle (born 1954) has been working since the 1970s as a porn actress, sex educator, and activist to undermine dominant forms of representation in pornography, as well as campaigning for the rights of sex workers.
The Ecosex Movement, which Beth and Annie launched, has blossomed into a global community of people who center environmental activism in a amorous, empathetic, and celebratory connection to the Earth. As Stephens says these films and the larger project of their collaboration is “…to instill hope, create an antidote to fear, and act as a call for action.”