For Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens, it was love at first sight. And that love? Well, let’s just say it was way too potent to keep to themselves. Sprinkle is an internationally known multi-media artist, a former porn star, a Ph.D. sexologist, and “a pivotal player in the 80’s ‘sex positive feminist movement,”’ whatever that means. Stephens is a professor as well as a “an inter-media artist who works in sculpture, video installation, photography, web based media, performance art and home renovation.”
Together, they are two artsy people who have unsurprisingly turned their desire to tie the knot into an nuptial art project spanning years. Love Art Lab — achtung: sound — is where the pair documents the weddings they’ve had since 2005 and presumably where they’ll document the weddings they will have in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Each year’s wedding is based on one of the seven chakras…the latest one was green.
If Sprinkle and Stephens sound like your kind of people, you should know that their weddings appear to take place at art festivals and are open to all. This year’s dress code read:
Wear green and dress in the theme(s) of the wedding. Be formal, not so formal, in costume, sculptural attire, or be as you wish. But whatever you wear, please make it green. For example; green evening gown, forest ranger, Tara, herbalist, Martian, a hemp bikini, praying mantis, Al Gore, leprechaun, Earth Mother, a tree, Jolly Green Giant, a greenback, Robin Hood, green snake handler, Girl Scout, bio-diesel dyke.
Alas, there are no pictures up of their most recent affair, which took place on May 17th, but please enjoy a small selection of snapshots from previous weddings. I’m hotlinking these at my peril because I can’t get WordPress to let me upload photos, and I hope that the following plug will help spare me the wrath of these two lovely ladies…you can book Love Art Lab for theatre productions, lectures, visual art exhibitions, sidewalk sex clinics, erotic art giveaways, cuddle performances, and extreme kissing workshops. Whew!
I’ll leave you to form your own opinions about multi-wedding art pieces and boobcakes — and by all means, share them with us! — but I will say that it looks like Sprinkle and Stephens throw one hell of a party!