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Screening: Elizabeth Stephens’ and Annie Sprinkle’s Good Bye Gauley Mountain: An Eco-Sexual Love Story (2013)
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Screening: Elizabeth Stephens’ and Annie Sprinkle’s Good Bye Gauley Mountain: An Eco-Sexual Love Story (2013)

 Image courtesy of Elizabeth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle

Image courtesy of Elizabeth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle

Screening: Elizabeth Stephens’ and Annie Sprinkle’s Good Bye Gauley Mountain: An Eco-Sexual Love Story (2013)

Thursday, November 1, 2018
6:30 – 8:00 PM

A viewing of Elizabeth Stephens’ and Annie Sprinkle’s film Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story. The screening will be accompanied by organic popcorn and ice-cold limeade. A post-film Q&A with Lillian Ball and Brooke Singer will follow, with an open discussion on current ecological as well as gender-related issues.

Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story is an autobiographical documentary depicting the “pollen-amorous” love affair between artist-couple Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle, and the biodiverse Appalachian Mountains. This documentary follows Stephens and Sprinkle on a journey home to Beth’s native West Virginia, to talk to rural community members, environmental activists, family and friends in order to speak out against mountain top removal (MTR) mining practices, which are destroying the forests, towns, and people they love. The subject of this film is as relevant today as it was when it was made in 2013, as current U.S. presidential orders have been dismantling major laws respecting the Earth.

PARTICIPANTS

Lillian Ball is an ecological artist/activist working on wetland issues with a multidisciplinary background in anthropology, ethnographic film, and sculpture. She exhibits and lectures internationally, receiving fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, NEA and NYFA. She is a Ramsar Culture Network member, an advisor for the NYSDEC Awards, and a longtime appointee of Southold Land Preservation Committee. Ball’s ongoing WATERWASH® project series combines long-term public art with native habitat restoration, storm water remediation, and conservation through educational outreach. The original prototype transformed a water access park and was funded by the Long Island Sound Futures Fund as a concept that can be adapted to coastal situations worldwide.  WATERWASH Bronx River, is an innovative collaborative green infrastructure solution to runoff pollution. Rocking the Boat job-skills apprentices planted 10,000 native plants. It cleans commercial parking runoff before entering the river, opened private property to pubic use, and was funded by the NYS Attorney General’s Office. http://www.lillianball.com/

Brooke Singer engages technoscience as an artist, educator, nonspecialist and collaborator. Her work lives “on” and “off” line in the form of websites, workshops, photographs, maps, installations, public art and performances that often involves participation in pursuit of social change. She is Associate Professor of New Media at Purchase College, State University of New York, a former fellow at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center (2010-11), co-founder of the art, technology and activist group Preemptive Media (2002-2008) and co-founder of La Casita Verde (2013-) a community garden and living lab in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Microsoft and Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy. http://www.brookesinger.net/

This event takes place in conjunction with As Far as the Heart Can See (September 21 – November 17, 2018).

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