Thanks to Shana Moulton!
A selection of videos from the Strange Attractors DVD will be screened at MIX: 25th New York Queer Experimental Film Festival on Friday, November 16 at 10pm. The festival is presented at Mix Factory, 339 Butler Street (between 3rd and 4th Ave) in Brooklyn, NY 11217
“The fact that this sea creature looks exactly like a rock with guts is not even the weirdest thing about it. It’s also completely immobile like a rock — it eats by sucking in water and filtering out microorganisms — and its clear blood mysteriously secretes a rare mineral called vanadium. Also, it’s born male, becomes hermaphroditic at puberty, and reproduces by tossing clouds of sperm and eggs into the surrounding water and hoping they knock together. Nature, you are CRAZY.”
Please join us on July 12 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Printed Matter in NYC for a Reception/Reading/Screening celebrating the release of Strange Attractors!
Printed Matter, Inc. is located at 195 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10011
Strange Attractors curators/editors Jasdeep Khaira and Suzie Silver will be in attendance as well as some of the contributing artists/writers/filmmakers. Refreshments will be served.
Strange Attractors Release at Printed Matter on Facebook!
Strange Attractors: Investigations in Non-Humanoid Extraterrestrial Sexualities is shipping!
According to recent scientific reports, there may be between 8 billion and 13 billion life bearing planets in our galaxy alone. With numbers like that we will certainly encounter living beings from outer space someday. When we do, what will they look like? What special parts will they have, and how will they “do it?” Will we find what they do sexy, incomprehensible or just plain gross? You can find the answers to these questions and more in Strange Attractors: Investigations in Non-Humanoid Extraterrestrial Sexualities, an extraordinary 288 page, full color, book and 120 minute DVD encompassing art, writing and film.
Strange Attractors includes the work of 70 artists, writers and filmmakers who have created remarkable explorations of possible extraterrestrial life forms and their multifarious sexual desires. A joint publication of Encyclopedia Destructica and The Institute of Extraterrestrial Sexuality, Strange Attractors straddles the line between speculative scientific exploration and artistic imagination.
Contributors include: Amy Gerstler, David Horvitz, Shana Moulton, Anselm Berrigan, Peggy Ahwesh, Thomas Scioli, Suzanne Wright, Jacob Ciocci and many more. For example, Andrew Negrey’s collages illustrate a variety of couplings including a ‘Green Diver’ lusting after buoyant ‘Glo-balls’ on unregistered planet 311OPEL, Adam Atkinson’s prose explores “The Sexual Habits of Extra-Terrestrials as Observed by Jules Verne;” and in Shana Moulton’s humorous video, “Green Portal 43,” extraterrestrials create an erotic film based on observed human behaviors that arouse them during a visit to Earth. Click here for a full list of contributors.
While science fiction literature and film have often touched on extraterrestrial sexuality, these encounters are frequently represented as between a human and a humanoid extraterrestrial. Gender is often portrayed as binary even when it is homosexual. Sexual encounters consist primarily of engagements between two beings. Inspired by Kepler, NASA’s first mission capable of finding Earth-size planets around other stars, Suzie Silver of The Institute of Extraterrestrial Sexuality says, “this project has gone beyond male and female, beyond queer, beyond any notion of gender, beyond the anthropomorphic to erotic possibilities as vastly varied as the Milky Way itself.”
Free erotic stories featuring primarily humanoid extraterrestrial sex!
Provocative essay on writing the Aleutian Trilogy by Gwyneth Jones
Directed by Floria Sigismondi
Not sure why it took me so long to post this. Most of the imagery is what I assume is tongue-in-cheek cliché. However, the beginning imagery of the floating fabric alien is quite striking.
Small gallery of sexually suggestive abstract images. MORE
Fun article from io9
“But how exactly do you do the deed with someone whose DNA comes from the other side of the galaxy? How do you negotiate differing erogenous zones and the possibility that your lover may want to eat you after the act? Read our handy primer on getting down and dirty with a member of an extraterrestrial” species.
Predominately anthropomorphic sexually suggestive shape from nature. Find more images HERE
Fabulous scene from 2005 film from Japan
Here are a few choice examples of 1970s cosplay, from Ron Miller’s personal photo collection. Warning: Many of these are NSFW.