Ecosexts are sexts from lovers across the ecological spectrum of beings and objects. Almost like short poems or haikus, the sexts borrow from romantic cliches to subvert dominant ideas around sex and relationships.
Delving into romance, absurdity, science, and senses, the sexts attempt a more-than-human perspective, yet are inevitably anthropomorphic, exemplifying the human limitations in truly imagining the world from the point of view of a crayfish, crystal, or millipede. Drawing from the endless variations of sex happening all around us, the ecosexts call into question constructed ideas around what is ‘normal’ or ‘natural’ when it comes to sex. There is no such thing as ‘nature’, only our perception of it.
The sexts initially emerged during a residency in Hokkaido, Japan in 2016 and they were later compiled into a book (published through Particle books). In 2017 the sexts were shown as part of Real Life Fantasies curated by Patrice Sharkey (2017), where they were delivered individually via an SMS AI chatbot to the viewers mobile phone.
For ‘Would Move Me More Than Glitter’ exhibited at Good Grief (2019), the sexts are displayed as vinyl lettering scattered throughout the gallery space amidst works by Amber Koroluk-Stephenson, Liam James and Priscilla Beck.
images courtesy of Good Grief and Rosie Hastie