DUETS: Ben Cuevas & Annie Sprinkle in Conversation


DUETS: Ben Cuevas & Annie Sprinkle in Conversation

Visual AIDS artist member Ben Cuevas speaks to Annie Sprinkle about art, knitting, postporn, ecosex, HIV, love, loss, risk, activism, feminism, go-go dancing, orgasms, humor, death and more.

Ben Cuevas is a Los Angeles-based interdisciplinary artist whose work spans a wide range of mediums including installation, sculpture, fiber, photography, video, performance, and sound.

Annie Sprinkle was a Manhattan-based sex worker for twenty years before she morphed into a multimedia artist and filmmaker.

Foreword by John Chaich. Afterword by Beth Stephens.


DUETS is a series of publications that pairs artists, activists, writers, and thinkers in dialogues about their creative practices and current social issues around HIV/AIDS. These engaging and highly readable conversations highlight the connections between communities of artists and activists. Drawing from the Visual AIDS Artist Registry and Archive Project, this series continues Visual AIDS’ mission to support, promote, and honor the work of artists with HIV/AIDS and the artistic contributions of the AIDS movement.


DUETS: Ben Cuevas & Annie Sprinkle in Conversation

64 pp, 32 color images, perfect bound

Softcover, 7.5” x 5.5”

Published by Visual AIDS, September 2016

DUETS Series Editor: Nelson Santos, Visual AIDS

Managing Editors: Barbara Schroder and Karen Kelly of Dancing Foxes Press and Alex Fialho, Visual AIDS

Book Design: Tiffany Malakooti

Printer: die Keure, Brugge, Belgium

ISBN 978-0-9678425-7-8