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IMAGINE THE EARTH IS YOUR LOVER, The One Minutes
September 28 @ 19:00 - October 4 @ 21:00
An event every day that begins at 16:00, repeating until October 4, 2020
Join us for the world premiere of The One Minute Series IMAGINE THE EARTH IS YOUR LOVER curated by Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens at the Phallological Museum in Reykjavik! The very first document of the ecosex movement!
Doors open at 19:00 PM
Screening at 20:00 PM
And enjoy the wonders of PENIS MUSEUM premises for free! Food and drinks will be served at the bar.
IMAGINE THE EARTH IS YOUR LOVER creates a document of the ecosex movement. In the series of one-minute videos, 23 artists and filmmakers visualize their mad, passionate, and fierce love for the Earth. They shift the metaphor from ‘Earth as Mother’ to ‘Earth as Lover’ in order to create a more mutual and sustainable relationship with the Earth. The selected one-minute videos were sent in from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Greece, Malta, Mexico, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States marking the international scope of the ecosexmovement.
Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens explain that “Ecosexual is an identity concept. For some of us being ecosexual is our primary (sexual) identity, whereas for others it is not. Ecosexuals can be GLBTQI, heterosexual, asexual, and/or something else. The ecosex community includes artists, academics, sex workers, sexologists, healers, environmental activists, nature fetishists, gardeners, business people, therapists, peace activists, eco-feminists, scientists, educators, (r)revolutionaries, punks, critters and other entities from diverse walks of life. We are polymorphous and pollen-amorous. We are everywhere! To us it is evident that we are all part of, not separate from, nature. Thus, all sex is ecosex. When the Earth is our lover we feel madly, passionately, and fiercely in love, and we are grateful for this relationship each and every day. In order to create a more mutual and sustainable relationship with the Earth, we collaborate with nature. We treat the Earth with kindness, respect and affection. We are aquaphiles, terraphiles, pyrophiles, and aerophiles. We shamelessly hug trees, massage the earth with our feet, and talk erotically to plants. We are skinny dippers, sun worshippers and stargazers. We caress rocks, are pleasured by waterfalls and admire the Earth’s curves often. We make love through the Earth through our senses.”
Annie Sprinkle was a long-time sex worker who was a pivotal player in the 1980’s sex positive feminist movement. Beth Stephens early work explored lesbian and queer culture. After they got together, they married the Earth in a public ceremony in 2008 then came out as ecosexual. They created an Ecosex Manifesto which launched an international ‘ecosex movement’. They aim to make the environmental movement more sexy, fun and diverse through collaborative art projects. Their work has been shown internationally, including at Museum Kunstpalast (Düsseldorf), Museo Reina Sophia (Madrid), New York’s Museum of Modern Art, 53rd Venice Biennale, and Documenta 14.
Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens, Imagine The Earth Is Your Lover, 2020
Linda Montano, Beautiful, 2020
Felix Klee, The Deer Gift, 2020
Fenia Kotsopoulou, Ceci n’est pas une fleur, 2020
Federico Tello, Maria Maria, 2020
PornProcess (Aurore Morillon), Clematis (trailer), 2020
Graham Bell Tornado, Let’s get Ecosexy!, 2020
Lady Monster, Gardening Is Sexy, 2020
Sam Mountford, adrift, 2020
Kupalua, SelfPleasure Arid, 2020
Joseph Kramer & Scarlot Harlot, EcoTryst, 2020
Pony Express, Girls Grown Wild (Ecosexual Bath), 2020
Cyril Sancereau, Wave, 2020
Maria the Korean Bride, I Will Marry You, 2020
K-Haw and L-Haw, SheHaw Rope Tricks, 2020
Rosario Veneno, Tierra, 2020
Sura Hertzberg & Hailey Jelaire, sWAmP, 2020
Lina Bravo & Rowena Buur, Wet Flowers, 2020
Vinicius Davi, Overflown, 2020
Muza de la Luz, Feast of Flower, 2020
Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo, Anna Recasens & Laia Solé, Encuentros (a Component of „On Art and Friendship“), 2020
Misha de Ridder, Untitled, 2020
moon wink, lips on water, 2020
About THE ONE MINUTES
The One Minutes is a global network devoted to the moving image. Since 1998, The One Minutes has produced and distributed more than 17 thousand video works by artists from more than 120 countries. RIFF is grateful for its creative collaboration with The One Minutes these last few years. During the festival The One Minute films will be screened