A manipulated video documentation of our intervention that took place at Barcelona during the days of the Ecosex wedding of Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens under the title Silver wedding to the rocks, on June 2011. Inspired of the Ecosex manifest (The Earth is our lover.) together with our personal concerns around women sexuality and public space we ended up at Monjuic Cactus park where under the nose of the security men and gardeners, an intimate relationship with the landscape occurred. Broadening the terms of cruising terrain, usually occupied by gay men, we enjoyed different encounters between human and no human entities.
In Barcelona public nudity used to be regarded as a recognised right (1978), although there have been successful prosecutions for public nudity and a local ordinance by the local council in May 2011 which empowers the authorities to impose a fine for nudity and even for being bare chested. The city council has passed a controversial civic ordinance (2006) "to encourage and ensure coexistence among citizens." The measure has met with the outright rejection of much of the social movements and neighborhood movements of the city.
The criminalization of begging, sex work or the supply of goods and services outside the formal market, drinking alcohol, playing with a ball, skating or peeing in public space are only a few of the penalized activities.
THE ECOSEX PLEDGE
I promise to love, honor and cherish you Earth, until death brings us closer together forever.