Inspiration Forum


About the hydrosexual movement in art

artist talk

In 2008, artists Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle symbolically married the Earth, giving a face to the ecosexual movement – environmental activism with the figure of the Earth as a lover at its centre. The artistic duo cyber_nymphs - WetMeWild (Justyna Górowska) and Underwater_activist (Ewelina Jarosz) – draw on their work, but turn their attention to water. "Through water, we come into the world. The joys of our sexuality are wet. Our reproductive system is disrupted by microplastics. In the face of global warming, rising sea levels, ocean acidification, drought, massive rainfall, melting glaciers and floods, we are drying to death," their manifesto reads. Meanwhile, the hydrosexual movement is not only making waves in the arts, but spilling over naturally into science and technology. How should we approach contemporary crises through water and transform the relationships from which they spring? What does water mean for feminism and their movement for art? And what forms can the interdisciplinarity of water take?


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