EAR Forest Programming

Past EAR Forest Events

November 2, 2023

EAR Forest Grand Opening

The Art Department is excited to announce the creation of the EAR (Experimental Art Research) Forest!

April 1

EAR Forest Artists-in-residence: Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle

Lewis & Clark College’s Experimental Art Research (EAR) Forest welcome visiting artists Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle.

April 4

Water Makes Us Wet: Screening and Talk by EAR Forest Artists-in-Residence, Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle

Come join us for an evening with Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle as they premiere their new film, Water Makes Us Wet. With a poetic blend of curiosity, humor, sensuality and concern, this film chronicles the pleasures and politics of H2O from an ecosexual perspective. Travel around California with Annie, a former sex worker, Beth, a professor, and their dog Butch, in their E.A.R.T.H. Lab mobile unit, as they explore water in the Golden State. Ecosexuality shifts the metaphor “Earth as Mother” to “Earth as Lover” to create a more reciprocal and empathetic relationship with the natural world. Along the way, Annie and Beth interact with a diverse range of folks including performance artists, biologists, water treatment plant workers, scholars and others, climaxing in a shocking event that reaffirms the power of water, life and love.

April 8

BYO Lunchtime Picnic During Partial Solar Eclipse With EAR Forest Artists-in-Residence: Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle

Lunchtime picnic to meet LC’s artists in residence, Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle, who are internationally recognized for their multi-media art projects about love, sex, eco-activism, and queer ecologies. The picnic will take place during a partial eclipse and we will be providing viewing glasses!

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Bring your own (BYO) lunch and sip on some beverages with us!

April 9

Celebration! EAR Forest Artists-In-Residence, Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle, Debut a New Sound Installation at LC

Come take a walk in the EAR forest and celebrate the new sound installation created by LC’s artists in residency, Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle!