Elizabeth M. Stephens, Ph.D., Professor of Art and Art Department Chair and her long-time collaborator Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D., leading environmental artists and activists, were awarded the highly-prized distinction to be part of documenta 14. Documenta is an invitation only international exhibition of contemporary art which takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany. It is among the top 4 major events in the Art World along with the Venice Biennale, Art Basel and Skulptur Projekte Münster.
Beth and Annie (as they are affectionately known), have a new film out, Water Makes Us Wet--An Ecosexual Adventure, which will soon be in world-wide distribution.
From redwood-lined creeks to the brine of the Salton Sea, ecosexual artists Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle– and a dog named Butch – dive into the politics and pleasures of water. With curiosity, playfulness and a poetic reverence, these aquaphiles mind-tryst with scientists, plunge into water rights issues, flush out the truth of water-capitalism, and shower viewers with a myriad of ways to make love with--and to--H-2-O.