Silver Wedding to the Rocks Photos

Silver Wedding to the Rocks Photos

In Barcelona we married the rocks.  To symbolize this union we bought a beautiful black rock sculpture that we named Mr. Rocco. We married the rocks because rocks are the sexy,  strong beings that structure the Earth. The Silver Wedding to the Rocks is where Fluxus, meets Punk, meets Post Porn, meets Love Art Lab.  We will be be continuing to add documentation and credits as we gather it and have time. Pedro Castro took the photos from row 4 down. In the meantime a big thanks to all of the wonderful documentary artists who collaborated with us. We would also like to thank all of the wonderful performers who performed for the wedding as well as the institutions who hosted us.  All of the collaborators were fabulous and we could not have had the wedding without you.  See the program for the full list of credits including photographers.


Silver Wedding To The Rocks Vows

Silver Wedding To The Rocks Vows

Silver wedding of the Rocks Photos

After the homily…

Note: The wedding guests were all asked to bring a rock to marry.

Officiant: We are ready to make the vows to the rocks with Annie and Beth!

Does anyone object to this union?  Speak now or forever hold your peace.

(Tech: take a microphone into the audience.)

Diana Pornoterrorista: I OBJECT! …. (Diana does a rant objecting on the grounds that we shouldn’t have to do what the state and museums want us to do. She then pulls out her “moon cup” from her vagina and pours her menstrual blood on the altar steps. Then gives her OK to proceed with the vows.)

O: Does anyone else object?

(No one does.)

O: Annie and Beth, are you ready to make your vows?

Annie and Beth: Yes.

O:  Please come forward.

A+B walk to front of stage and take three deep breaths while looking at the audience.


(Right hands on each other’s hearts.)

“I love you. Yo me amo.

You love me. Tú me amas.

(Pull on each other’s arms while leaning backwards.)

You are my rock. Tú eres mi piedra.”


(Circulating energy with the audience with our hands/arms.)

“We love you. Nosotras te amamos.

You are my rock. Tú eres mi piedra.”


(Holding Señor Roca between us.)

I love you. Yo me amo.

You love us. Tú me amas.

You are my rock. Tú eres mi piedra.


I love you. Yo me amo.

You love us. Tú me amas.

You are my rock. Tú eres mi roca piedra.


O: Beth, do you promise to love, honor and cherish the rocks for as long as you shall live?

Beth: Sí, prometo!

O: Annie, do you promise to love, honor and cherish the rocks as long as you shall live?

Annie: Sí, prometo!

O: (To audience): Do you promise to love, honor and breath in the rocks for as long as you shall live?

Audience: Sí, prometo!


O: To remind you of your vows each day you will have rings.

Ring bearer brings rings, and brides put on each other.

O: Please put your rings on each other.


O: I now pronounce you MARRIED TO THE ROCKS!!! Annie and Beth, you may now kiss Señor Roca.

O: You may now consummate the marriage with Señor Roca.

O: (To audience) You may now kiss your rocks.


MUSIC. Brides leave the stage first, then everyone else leaves the stage together and exits.

Silver Wedding To The Rocks Introduction & Homily

Silver Wedding To The Rocks Introduction & Homily

By Helen Lafloresta

Performed by Eco-monja Zorra Supreme (aka Helen Lafloresta) with Spanish translation performed by Marikarmen Free Obispa



Monsters and bitches, cyborgs and minors, dreadful and fearsome, hated and loved, welcome to the eleventh ecosex wedding of Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, the bond between them, and between everybody here and the rocks, the very material of the Earth. 

We have the honor of having Annie and Beth celebrating here in Barcelona one of their last weddings, which corresponds with Sahasrara, the crown chakra.

They are the honorable brides today but everybody who wants it can be a bride too, so we invite you to celebrate your love to the Earth, to the rocks, to animals, humans, cyborgs, laptops, raindrops, cockroaches, tongues and everything and everybody you considered to deserve love. 

We are gathered here to love each other, to do art and to have sex, so let’s start!



Putas y monstruos, extras y ciborgs, esperpentos y temibles, amados y odiados, bienvenidas y bienvenidos a la boda ecosexual número once de Annie Sprinkle y Beth Stephens, la unión entre ellas, y entre quienes estamos aquí y las rocas, el material del que está hecho la Tierra

Tenemos el honor de tener hoy aquí en Barcelona a Annie y Beth celebrando una de sus últimas bodas, dedicada al séptimo chacra, Sahasrara, el chacra de la coronilla. 

Ellas son hoy las novias pero quien quiera puede ser novia también, así que os invitamos a todas a celebrar vuestro amor a la tierra, a las rocas, los animales, humanos, ciborgs, portátiles, lenguas, cucarachas y todo aquello que consideréis digno de ser amado.  

Nos hemos reunido hoy aquí para amarnos, para hacer arte y tener sexo, así que ¡¡¡empecemos!!!



This community has recently been shocked by the lost of one of our dearest friends. Some of us have lost faith in humanity. It's difficult to accept the helplessness, the unconcern of humans for injustice. 

So we feel very grateful to Beth and Annie for the opportunity of gathering us together in this act of deep love, the love you have for each other and for everything that make us be alive. Because love is one of the only reasons that makes us be here together. And for love we mean companionship, reunion, making the way together, sharing our bread and our fluids, respecting and sexing, sexing up everything we touch. 

This wedding is devoted to the seventh chakra, Sahasrara, The Crown Chakra, which is the chakra of union and bliss, of bonding together and ecstasy. 

Sahasrara means a thousand lotus, because it is located on our brain before, on the limbic area, where, apart from our princess crowns, we have a thousand nerves. 

That's why Sahasrara is the chakra of pure consciousness, of the connection and unity of what has been taken apart: action and thought, mind and body, women and men, female and male. 

That is why Sahasrara is related to wisdom and union, because it integrates all the other chakras, meaning a new kind of perception: that which does not separate, but make us feel one with the universe. 

A way of activating this chakra is through orgasms: they can truly help us to feel boundless in ourselves and one with all. 

We are also here today to marry the rocks. Rocks are memory, the memory of the Earth; the whole Earth is made of rocks. Rocks are a symbol for the everlasting that never stops changing, becoming, resisting, protecting, giving and receiving. Changing shape, accepting what this-thing-called-Nature gives them, accepting storms as part of their being. But it takes thousands and millions of years for rocks to change. Rocks do not complain about it, they just become. 

I dare to say that the people gather here today live our lives as rocks do, in a way: errant lives, our memories as layers that come one over the other, constantly becoming, resisting, giving and receiving, and never stop changing.

Rocks are as well a metaphor for refuge, for what the Bible calls “salvation” and I call asylum. Asylum comes from the Greek, and means “what cannot be capture”.

So let us all marry the impossibility of being caught, 

Let us all marry the becoming, the metamorphoses, the transformation, 

Let us all marry change, memory and resistance, 

Let us all marry the rocks!!!



Hace muy poco de la pérdida de nuestra querida amiga Patricia Heras. Muchas de nosotras hemos perdido la confianza en la humanidad. Es difícil aceptar la impotencia, la indiferencia de los humanos por la injusticia. 

Por eso, agradecimos muchísimo a Annie y Beth la oportunidad que nos dan de reunirnos hoy aquí en este acto de amor, el amor que tienen entre y ellas y por todo aquello que nos hace vivir. Porque el amor es una de las pocas razones por las que estamos hoy aquí reunidas. Y por amor queremos decir compañía, reunión, hacer juntas el camino, compartir el pan y los fluidos, respetarnos y sexuar, sexuar todo lo que tocamos.  

Esta boda está dedicada al Sahasrara, el chacra de la unión y el éxtasis. Sahasrara significa mil pétalos de loto, porque está en la parte anterior del cerebro, en la zona límbica, donde además de la corona de princesa tenemos miles de nervios.  Por eso Sahasrara es el chacra de la conciencia pura, de la conexión de aquello que ha sido separado: acción y pensamiento, mente y cuerpo, hombres y mujeres, masculino y femenino.  Por eso Sahasrara está relacionado con la sabiduría y la unión, porque integra todos los chacras y significa otro modo de percibir: sintiéndonos Una con el universo entero.  Una manera de activar este chakra es a través de los orgasmos: pueden ser muy beneficiosos para separarnos de nuestro ser y unirnos al Universo. 

Estamos hoy también aquí para casarnos con las rocas. Las rocas son la memoria de la Tierra, toda ella hecha de rocas. Las rocas son el símbolo de la eternidad que nunca para de cambiar, devenir, resistir, proteger, dar y recibir. Cambiando de forma, aceptando todo lo que eso-llamado-Naturaleza le da, el sol y las tormentas, el viento y las olas. Pero una roca necesita miles de millones para cambiar. Ellas no se quejan, simplemente devienen. 

Me atrevo a decir que las personas reunidas hoy aquí vivimos de alguna manera como las rocas: vidas errantes, nuestras memorias como estratos superpuestos unos sobre otros, en constante devenir.  

Las rocas son también una metáfora del refugio, lo que la Biblia llama “salvación”, y yo llamo asilo. Asilo viene del griego y significa “aquello que no puede ser apresado”. 

Así que ¡casémonos con la imposibilidad de ser apresadas!

¡Casémonos con el devenir, con la metaformosis, con la transformación, 

con el cambio, la memoria y la resistencia, 

Casémonos todas con las rocas!

White Wedding to the Snow Video and Photos

White Wedding to the Snow Video and Photos

This Snow Wedding is dedicated to Linda M. Montano in gratitude for her wisdom, guidance, and inspiration. And for her collaboration on this wedding and on our wedding costumes.

For this White Wedding we married the Snow in St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts in Ottawa, Canada. This wedding was intended to show our love, and appreciation for water everywhere and in all forms. Water is sexy and we'd just die with out.

Many thanks to the photographers who helped document this event: Nichola Feldman-Kiss and Benoit Aubry.


White Wedding to the Snow Vows

White Wedding to the Snow Vows

Silver wedding of the Snow Photos

There is a male and a female disembodied voice speaking loudly into microphone.

Man: Elizabeth M. Stepens, Annie M. Sprinkle, and Shnow. Please step forward!

Woman: Elizabeth M. Stephens, Annie M. Sprinkle et la Neige. Veuillez vous avancer!

(All come forward.)

Man: We are gathered here today to join Elizabeth and Annie in holy matrimony with the SNOW. They love and care about Snow, and about our water here on Earth. Annie and Elizabeth would like invite YOU to join them in making these sacred vows to the snow, if you so desire.

Woman: Nous sommes réunis ici aujourd’hui pour unir ensemble Elizabeth et Annie dans le saint mariage avec la NEIGE. Elles aiment et se soucient de la Neige et de notre eau ici sur Terre. Annie et Elizabeth souhaitent VOUS inviter à vous unir à elles pour prononcer leurs vœux sacrés à la neige, si vous le désirez.

Man: Are you ready to make your vows?

Woman: Êtes-vous prêtes à prononcer vos vœux?

Beth: Oui!

Annie: Oui!

Man: Before we proceed with the sacred vows, does anyone here today object to this UNION? Speak NOW or forever hold your peace!

Woman: Si quelqu’un dans l’assistance s’oppose à cette UNION, qu’il parle maintenant ou se taise à jamais!

(Objector #1- Brigid Rowan)

Man: Does anyone ELSE object to this Union between Beth, Annie and the Snow? Speak now or forever hold your peace!

Woman:Il y en a-t-il d’AUTRES qui s’opposent à cette union entre Beth, Annie et la Neige? Parlez maintenant ou taisez-vous à jamais!

(Objector #2, Sha LaBare)

Man: Thank you for sharing. These are important concerns. We’ll keep them in mind as we proceed with the ceremony.

Woman: Merci de partager avec nous ces importantes inquiétudes. Gardons-les en tête lors de la cérémonie.

Man: Annie and Elizabeth, open your seventh chakras—the chakra of bliss and union.

Woman: Annie et Elizabeth, ouvrez votre septième chakra – le chakra du bonheur et de l’union. Faites les cercles.


Annie and Beth make 3 circles around each other. Then they walk in a circle together, to make a total of 7 circles.

Chakra Snow Chant

Beth and Annie chant and tune in to each other.

la neige
Dashing through the snow, on a one horse open sled.
O’re the fields we go, laughing all the way… ha ha ha.


Male: Annie and Beth, before making your vows to the snow, do you have vows for each other?

Female: Annie et Beth, avant de faire vos voeux à la neige, auriez-vous des voeux à prononcer l’une à l’autre?

Beth: Oui

Annie: Oui

Beth: (To Annie) I promise to love honor and cherish you as long as there is one snowflake left on the highest Himalayan Mountain.
I promise to help you attain everything you desire even if your desires are different from my own.
I promise to always be there for you in pleasure and in pain, in sickness and in health and through mutual debt and mutual riches.
Thank you for making me laugh and for seducing me away from my studies to have sex and other yummy pleasures. You always know when I need your love. You are as precious and as vital as all of the water in the world and after 10 of the best years of my life I realize how very much I need you.

Annie: (To Beth) We have been together for ten exhilarating years... It's not easy to find other ecosexuals in the world. I’m overjoyed that I have found YOU. I vow to spend more time with you in nature. I vow to devote myself to building the ecosex movement together with you. I vow to support you in getting your Ph.D. however I can. I love you.


Man: Annie and Beth are you ready to make your vows to the SNOW?

Woman: Annie et Beth, êtes-vous prêtes à faire vos voeux à la NEIGE?

Beth: OUI!

Annie: OUI!

Beth: (Pick up snow) I promise to love you, snow, and try to keep the world cold enough that you will return to us year after year. I promise to fight against mountain top removal strip mining so that you will have mountain tops to rest upon from early winter through late spring, and so you can melt and give us water during the summer and fall. Thank you snow for being there for us, for providing us with beauty, with pleasure, with the miracle of individual snowflakes and for making sure that we have enough water for life, all year long.

Annie: (Pick up snow) I love you snow, for being the water we drink that keeps us alive. I vow to learn more about the environmental issues that effect you and about global warming. I vow to do seven projects, or protests, or actions, that will further help in caring for you. Snow…


Man (to audience): Do any of you, dear guests and witnesses, wish to make vows to the SNOW?

Woman (to audience): Chers invités et témoins, il y en a-t-il parmi vous qui souhaitez aussi faire des voeux à la NEIGE?


Audience: Oui! (Bridal parties join.)

Man: Repeat after me.

Woman: Répétez après moi.

Man: “I vow

Woman: “Je promets

Man: To love, honor and cherish you, Snow

Woman: De t’aimer, t’honorer et de chérir, toi, la Neige

Man: For as long as I shall live

Woman: Tant que je vivrai.

Man: If anyone wants to make any additional vows, please speak them out LOUD now! You can approach the microphone in the centre aisle or shout out your vows from your seat.

Woman: Ceux d’entre vous qui veulent faire des voeux additionnels, veuillez les faire à haute voix maintenant! Veuillez vous rendre au microphone dans l’allée centrale, ou crier vos voeux de votre banc.

Man: To remind you of your vows to the Snow, and to each other, each and every day, you will have rings.

Woman: Pour vous rappeler chaque jour vos voeux à la neige et à l’une l’autre, vous allez porter chacune un anneau.

Man: May we have the rings please?

Woman: Veuillez apporter les anneaux.

Ring bearers present the rings, performance by Ring Bearers.

The brides put rings on each other.

Man: To consummate your union with the Snow you will have icicles. The icicles please.

Woman: Veuillez apporter les glaçons.

Ring Bearers give icicles to Annie and Beth. They insert them into each other.

Man: I now pronounce you MARRIED TO THE SNOW!!!

Woman: Je vous déclare maintenant ÉPOUSES DE LA NEIGE!!!

You may now kiss the SNOW! And kiss each other!

Woman: Je vous déclare maintenant ÉPOUSES DE LA NEIGE!!!


Annie and Beth squat on the snow then kiss each other.
Snow machine goes on!
Snow ball fight. (Ushers wad up paper and throw it at audience. Encourage audience members that brought paper to throw their paper.)


Artists’ Statement

Artists' Statement

WE DID IT! On December 18th, 2004 at our Red Wedding #1 in NYC, we vowed to explore love through art for seven years. This commitment, the 'Love Art Laboratory,' will come to an end this December 18th, 2011. We also made a vow to have a wedding every year for seven years, because we were forbidden to get legally married, a war that we were against had begun, and we believed that art that generated love could help change the world. Well, we had had fourteen fabulous weddings; we married our community, got legally married in Canada as part of a theater festival, married the Earth, Sky, Sea, Moon, Appalachian Mountains, rocks, and coal. We did this in six different countries and close to three thousand people participated. It was a glorious, really fun experience. We created spaces for our communities to celebrate our love for each other and the Earth. The outpouring of generosity was phenomenal.

WE MADE OUR PROJECT SEVEN YEARS LONG WHEN PERFORMANCE ARTIST LINDA MONTANO INVITED US TO USE THE ART/LIFE STRUCTURE SHE CREATED FOR HER 14 YEARS OF LIVING ART. Each year was devoted to the theme and color of a chakra. Linda's guidelines made for a magical experience.

WHEN, IN OUR GREEN YEAR, WE MARRIED THE EARTH, OUR LIVES TOOK A RADICAL TURN. We became ecosexuals, and took the Earth as our lover! We found ourselves wanting to help stop environmental destruction. We now see this as our life's work--doing ecosex art, theory, practice and activism. We aim to make the environmental movement a little more sexy, fun and diverse to entice others to love the Earth more too. Next year we will launch a new web site,, and dedicate ourselves to building the ecosex movement.

THROUGH THE PROCESS OF DOING THE LOVE ART LAB, WE HOPED WE WOULD LEARN MORE ABOUT LOVE...BUT IT'S STILL A BIG MYSTERY. However, what we do know is that our love for each other, for you, for animals, all living things, and for our whole planet has grown and continues to grow each and every day to Universal proportions. It feels really great and it fuels our desire to make the world a more love-filled place.

WE WILL END THIS BLESSED CHAPTER OF OUR LIVES WITH A CLOSING CEREMONY IN OUR HOMETOWN OF SAN FRANCISCO. What is ending in your life? We'll make it official, together. Endings can be great. Then, as the new day dawns, we will marry the Sun, in holy and irreverent matrimony. We would all die without the Sun. Let's appreciate all his blessings, and vow to love him until death does us part. To consummate the marriage, we'll do something very dirty--we'll pleasure the planetary clitoris together, with our feet, hands, tongues, and bodies. Fifteen weddings and a petite mort. Sun, Sun, Sun, here we come!


Purple Year Gallery Installation

Purple Year Gallery Installation