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Midwives of the New Aeon
“We are the Midwives of the new Aeon. I have taken on the role of the dark Cthonic Mother.” So proclaimed the Reverend Teri Ciacchi in June 2017 during orientation at the Ecosex Convergence festival in a bucolic, remote corner of Washington State. The festival was created by Ciacchi of the Living Love Revolution, a writer, activist, and cultural icon in the Northwest Sex Positive scene. Based in Portland, Oregon, the festival connects artists, mystics, iconoclasts, sex workers, and seekers at a spiritual retreat with workshops that cover such topics as relationship anarchy, deep sex, and ancestral medicine, drawing on pre-Christian, earth based spirituality that celebrates healthy, consent based expression of erotic life force.
“Nature is your lover, not your mother.” This is the core tenet of the growing Ecosexual environmental liberation movement. The term “ecosexual” was co-created by pioneering artist Annie Sprinkle and UC Santa Cruz art professor Beth Stephens, who perform public, intentional, erotic acts in communion with the natural world, staging large scale weddings to the earth in a bid to save it.
Rev. Teri Ciacchi and Melanie
Savannah Sly at the Holy Smoke Lounge
Landscape and Transformation- Photographs of Doha, Qatar
From the series "Landscape and Transformation," photographs of Doha, Qatar, 2008-2011. Medium format film photographed with a vintage Yashica twin-lens reflex camera.
Plant Spirit Medicine
This botanical series was made using a flatbed scanner and collected plant specimens. I deconstructed the specimens, finding increasing complexity the closer I looked. The was inspired by Eliot Cowan's Plant Spirit Medicine and Jeremy Narby's Intelligence in Nature, which posit that plants have intelligence and possibly sentience.
Beachers-Photographs of Tacoma's Salmon Beach
Tacoma's Salmon Beach is a small community of 100 cabins built over the waters of the Puget Sound on the Tacoma Narrows.
The Bachelors- Portraits of Transnational Migrant Workers in Qatar
Portraits made in Al Khor, Qatar, from 2008-2011.
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