To celebrate the last weeks of the exhibition Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia, the Walker presents a free Valentine’s Day program featuring live acts, DJs, group meditation, lights shows, film screenings, and more. The evening borrows its title from 1967’s Summer of Love but gives it a uniquely Minnesotan twist. Guests are encouraged to get wavy with good vibes, cocktails, and cosmic experiences well into the night. Winter of Love takes place Saturday, February 13, 2 pm – 2 am throughout the Walker.
Evening programs are intended for mature audiences.
– One Night Only –
Make love with the Earth as Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens offer a performance-lecture and a walking tour that explores the eco-sexual revolution.
Annie Sprinkle was a NYC prostitute and porn star for twenty years, then morphed into an artist and sexologist. She has passionately explored sexuality for over forty years, sharing her experiences through making her own unique brand of feminist sex films, writing books and articles, visual art making, creating theater performances, and teaching. Annie has consistently championed sex worker rights and health care and was one of the pivotal players of the Sex Positive Movement of the 1980’s. She got her BFA at School of Visual Arts in NYC was the first porn star to earn a Ph.D.. She’s a popular lecturer whose work is studied in many colleges and Universities. For the past 12 years she has been collaborating on art projects with her partner, an artist and UCSC professor, Elizabeth Stephens. They are movers and shakers in the new “echoes movement,” committed to making environmentalism more sexy, fun and diverse.
In 2013, Sprinkle proudly received the Artist/Activist/Scholar Award from Performance Studies International at Stanford, and was awarded the Acker Award for Excellence in the Avant Garde.
*Presentation: Ecosexual Revolution, 7 pm
Assume the ecosexual position with Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens as they share the history of their 15 years of collaboration as part of the ecosexual revolution.
Ecosexual Walking Tour, 9 pm
Make love with the Earth on a walking tour with Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens through the galleries. The duo is committed to making environmentalism more sexy, fun, and diverse.
-One Night Only-
Revisit the 1960s and 70s in film.
2 pm: Gay Dillingham, Dying to Know: Ram Dass and Timothy Leary (2014, 95 mins.)
4 pm: WIlliam Klein, Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther (1970, 75 mins.)
9 pm: Robert Frank, Cocksucker Blues (1972, 93 mins.)
11 pm: Francis Ford Coppola, Apocalypse Now (1979, 153 mins.)
2 pm–2 am: Michael Wadleigh, Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music (1970, 224 mins.); presented in the Mediatheque
2 pm–2 am: Ed Felien, Georgeville Commune: 1969 (1969, video, 24 mins.); presented in the Best Buy Film/Video Bay
– 5 and 7 pm –
Channel a shared intention. These group meditations elevate individuals through the force of focused communal reflection.
– One Night Only –
Spin out to some psychedelic winter tunes offered up by local and national DJs in partnership with Greenroom Magazine.
Winter of Love features DJ sets from Tiiiiiiiiiip (thestand4rd) and Omaur Bliss.
– 8 pm–2 am –
Take a cosmic journey through the known universe, accompanied by bean bags and ambient tunes. Copresented with the Bell Museum of Natural History.
TINY DEATHS + JOSHUA LIGHT SHOW, PERFORMED BY BROCK MONROE
– 8 pm –
Chill out to the laid-back sounds of the band tiny deaths backed by the engrossing visuals of 1960s psychedelic ligh-art pioneer Joshua White.
SPIN THE ULTIMATE PAINTING
– In the gallery –
Turn on to this rotating, collaborative artwork (1966/ 2011/ 2015) containing a dazzling array of polychromatic shapes illuminated by strobe lights. What you see varies according to the frequencies of the lighting and spinning action.
WINTER OF LOVE BAR
– 8 pm–1 am –
The Walker’s corridors are transformed into a light show-inspired bar, featuring cocktails made with Prairie Organic Spirits Vodka.