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13th July 2013

ECOSEXUALS CONVERGE IN UK FOR A SYMPOSIUM & PERFORMANCES

Colchester, Essex, UK:

July 14 – July 20 2013

London, UK:

July 24 2013

What’s an ecosexual? Why are skinny-dipping, tree-hugging and mysophila so pleasurable? Where is the E-spot? Can the budding ecosexual movement help save the Earth from environmental ruin? Who are these ecosexuals anyhow? These are some of the questions that will be explored at the First International Ecosex Symposium a public forum where art meets theory meets practice meets activism.

The organizers of these events are Dr. Luke Dixon, a theatre director and academic, Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D., a pioneering feminist-porn-star turned artist and “sexecologist,” and Beth Stephens, an environmental activist and art professor at University of California in Santa Cruz. They state their intentions; “As a strategy to create a more mutual and sustainable relationship with our abused and exploited planet, we are changing the metaphor from the Earth as mother, to Earth as lover.”

July 19 and 20th

ECOSEX SYMPOSIUM PANELS will be, “A coming together of leading artists, performers, theoreticians, activists and others from around the world to celebrate, proclaim, challenge, debate, perform, create and stimulate all that is current and coming in the field of SexEcology and ecosex identity and practices. Luke Dixon explains, “These events aim to utilize ecosex strategies to protect our planet, and create the kind of world that we want to see. We promise this is gonna be fun. Whether you are a student, artist, environmentalist, sex worker, art patron, nature nymph, country folk, city folk, queer, hetero, trans, herbalist, historian, pagan, scientist, in the media, or other worldly being, you are welcome!” Beth Stephens promises that, “Symposium panels are going offer richly diverse ways of thinking about and being in relationship with our planet; from Kate O’Riordan’s Biodigital Paradoxes (symptoms of the biodigital), to Joanna Zylinska’s Minimal Ethics, to Uriel Fogué’s From Ecology in the dressing table to the Ecology in furs. (Eco) sadism and (eco)masochism: basis for a political ecology and a pornological geography. Symposium activities will also include demos such as Sarah Rose Bright’s Ecosexual Erotic Yoga Workshop for the Urbanly Challenged.

July 20, 2013

AN EVENING OF ECOSEXUAL PERFORMANCE at Colchester Arts Centre.

Annie Sprinkle exclaims, “Be ready for anything to happen as we celebrate the very best of current eco-sexual performance, work that creates and relates the worlds of art and activism. Watch, participate, engage, enjoy a multitude of performances from around the world happening inside, outside, and around the Arts Centre.” The evening programme includes Declan Patrick’s Growing Desire, Morticia Catherine’s Ecoerotic Bedtime Stories for Grownups, and performances from Poppy Jackson, Dani Ploeger, Michelle Madsen, Gabriella Daris, Rhiannon Morgan, Sean Bruno, Colette Nolan, Hazel Copcutt, and Diabola Balsa and others.

July 24, 2013

EARTHY- AN ECOSEX BOOTCAMP—A NEW PERFORMANCE PIECE

Ecosex identified artists, Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle, will perform the European premiere of their new performance piece, Earthy—An Ecosex Boot Camp, at Conway Hall, in London, along with their group of “camp counsellors,” for one night only! Luke Dixon, the producer, describes the show, (directed by Patty Gallagher); “When Beth and Annie learn more about the environmental crisis, they see red and go green! They come out as ‘ecosexuals’, act up, get dirty, do a bondage inspired protest, marry the Earth and make eco-activism a little more sexy, fun and diverse.”

FULL INFORMATION AT www.ecosexlab.org

CONTACTS

UK:

Luke Dixon

cell: + 44 (0) 7952 9604242

email: luke@lukedixon.co.uk

Skype: dr.dixon

US:

Annie Sprinkle

email: anniesprinkle@me.com

Skype: sprinklestephens

Beth Stephens

email: bethstephens@me.com

Skype: loveartlab1

 


 

3/1/13 PRESS RELEASE

For immediate use
1st March 2013

ECOSEXUALS UNITE FOR AN ECOSEX WORKSHOP, SYMPOSIUM & PERFORMANCE

Colchester, Essex, UK:
July 14 – July 20 2013

London, UK:
July 24 2013

 What’s an ecosexual? Why are skinny-dipping, tree-hugging and mysophila so pleasurable? Where is the e-spot? Can the budding ecosexual movement help save the world? Who are the ecosexuals? These are some of the questions that will be discussed at the First International Ecosex Symposium – a public forum where art meets theory meets practice meets activistism.

The organizers of these events are Dr. Luke Dixon, a theatre director and academic, Dr. Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D., a feminist-porn-star and artist, turned “sexecologist,” and Elizabeth Stephens, a UCSC art professor and environmental activist.

The two women explain, “As a strategy to create a more mutual and sustainable relationship with our abused and exploited planet, we are changing the metaphor from the Earth as mother, to Earth as lover.”

Artists and sybaritic cougars, Sprinkle and Stephens join Dr. Luke Dixon for  a week long residential workshop followed by the First International  Ecosexual Symposium.

WHAT’S HAPPENING:

July 14 – July 19, 2013
ECOSEXUAL WORKSHOPS at the Prested Hall.

A week long residency project offering 20+ artists, performers, theoreticians, and activists the opportunity to create new work. This gathering is a chance to explore how art can literally change the world and how we see her. Led by Dr Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stephens and Dr Luke Dixon, this will be a rare chance to make work in stimulating and well resourced surroundings. Workshops will be held in Prested Hall, near Colchester in Essex.

All work created will be publicly presented at the end of the week at the SYMPOSIUM.

July 19 and 20, 2013
ECOSEXUAL SYMPOSIUM PANELS at Colchester Arts Centre.

A coming together of leading artists, performers, theoreticians, activists and others from around the world to celebrate, proclaim, challenge, debate, perform, create and stimulate all that is current and coming in the field of SexEcology and ecosex identity and practices. These events present many opportunities to explore how we can utilize ecosex strategies to change to protect our planet and create the kind of world that we want to see. We believe that ecosex is a viable environmental activist strategy, and we promise this is gonna be fun. Join us! Whether you are a student, environmentalist, sex worker, art patron, nature nymph, country folk, city folk, queer, hetero, trans, herbalist, historian, pagan, scientist, in the media, or other worldly being, you are welcome!

July 20, 2013
AN EVENING OF ECOSEXUAL PERFORMANCE at Colchester Arts Centre.

Be ready for anything to happen as we celebrate the very best of current eco-sexual performance, work that creates and relates the worlds of art and activism. Watch, participate, engage, enjoy a multitude of events and join us in two hours of environmental lovemaking.

Curated by legendary artists and activists Elizabeth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle on a rare visit to the UK (stopping off only at Colchester and London!) in collaboration with performance maker, producer, and beekeeper to royalty, Luke Dixon. An evening of new work from around the world and some specially made in Essex. Inside, outside and around about the arts centre.

July 24, 2013
EARTHY – AN ECOSEXUAL ADVENTURE at Conway Hall, London

When two queer San Francisco women, Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stephens, join the environmental movement and try to make it more sexy, fun and diverse in order to help save the planet, drama and humour ensue. They shift the metaphor from Earth as mother, to Earth as lover, fight corporate greed – and get real dirty. Legendary queer performers Sprinkle and Stephens in the European premiere of their new show. In London for one performance only at Conway Hall.

 FULL INFORMATION AT www.ecosexlab.org

CONTACTS

UK:
Luke Dixon 

cell: + 44 (0) 7952 9604242  
email: luke@lukedixon.co.uk  
Skype: dr.dixon

US:
Annie Sprinkle
email: anniesprinkle@me.com
Skype: sprinklestephens

Beth Stephens
email: bethstephens@me.com
Skype: loveartlab1

 

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE USE
14th February 2013

 ECOSEXUALS UNITE FOR AN ECOSEX WORKSHOP, SYMPOSIUM & PERFORMANCE
Colchester, Essex, UK
July 14 – July 20 2013

What’s an ecosexual? Why are skinny-dipping, tree-hugging and mysophila so pleasurable? Where is the e-spot? Can the budding ecosexual movement help save the world? Who are the ecosexuals? These are some of the questions that will be discussed at the 1st International Ecosex Symposium– a public forum where art meets theory meets practice meets activism.

The organizers of these events are Dr. Luke Dixon, a theatre director and academic, Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D., a feminist-porn-star and artist, turned “sexecologist,” and Elizabeth Stephens, a UCSC art professor and environmental activist. The two women explain, “As a strategy to create a more mutual and sustainable relationship with our abused and exploited planet, we are changing the metaphor from the Earth as mother, to Earth as lover.”

Artists and sybaritic cougars, Sprinkle and Stephens join Dr. Luke Dixon for  a week long residential workshop followed by the First International  Ecosexual Symposium.

WHAT’S HAPPENING:

July 14 – July 19, 2013

WORKSHOPS at the Prested Hall. A week long residency project offering 20+ artists, performers, theoreticians, and activists the opportunity to create new work. This gathering is a chance to explore how art can literally change the world and how we see her. Led by Dr Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stephens and Dr Luke Dixon, this will be a rare chance to make work in stimulating and well resourced surroundings. Workshops will be held in Prested Hall, near Colchester in Essex.

All work created will be publicly presented at the end of the week at the SYMPOSIUM.

 July 19 and 20, 2013
FIRST INTERNATIONAL ECOSEXUAL SYMPOSIUM at Colchester Arts Centre.

 July 20, 2013
AN EVENING OF ECOSEXUAL PERFORMANCE at Colchester Arts Centre.

Contact:

United Kingdom

Luke Dixon
cell: + 44 (0) 7952 9604242
email: luke@lukedixon.co.uk

United States

Annie Sprinkle
cell: 415-847-1323
email: anniesprinkle@me.com

Beth Stephens
cell:415-990-5757
email: bethstephens@me.com

France:
Contact info coming soon