The One Minutes – ‘Imagine The Earth Is Your Lover’ curated by Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens

This summer, ROZENSTRAAT is teaming up with The One Minutes on Friday Nights! Every week, The One Minutes will screen a different series that has never been shown on the big screen in Amsterdam before. On top of that, we will be serving the most delicious cocktails. Isn’t this the most relaxed way to start your weekend?! Join us! We will be there between 6 to 8.


This Friday, we will screen ‘Imagine The Earth Is Your Lover’ curated by Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens.


‘Imagine The Earth Is Your Lover’ premiered at the Phallological Museum in Reykjavik and has been screened all over the world, from the public toilet in Charlesville Mézière in France to Performance Space New York and will now be on show at ROZENSTRAAT. Don’t miss it! Susan Kooi will serve Tulipbitch cocktails.


Let’s go egosexy!


‘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 ecosex movement.


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.”


Participating artists:
Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens
Linda Montano
Felix Klee
Fenia Kotsopoulou
Federico Tello
PornProcess (Aurore Morillon)
Graham Bell Tornado
Lady Monster
Sam Mountford
Joseph Kramer & Scarlot Harlot
Pony Express
Cyril Sancereau
Maria the Korean Bride
K-Haw and L-Haw
Rosario Veneno
Sura Hertzberg & Hailey Jelaire
Lina Bravo & Rowena Buur
Vinicius Davi
Muza de la Luz
Nicolás Dumit, Estévez Raful Espejo, Anna Recasens and Laia Solé
misha de ridder
moon wink


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.


‘Imagine The Earth Is Your Lover’ is a collaboration between The One Minutes and Maastricht Institute of Arts and was made possible by the support of Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.


Next screening:

21-7: ‘Untitled’ curated by ikkibawiKrrr


Image: Pony Express, Girls Grown Wild (Ecosexual Bathhouse), 2015 (© the artist, courtesy by The One Minutes Foundation).