Sacred Sadism is an ecofetishist art and research project by Genevieve Belleveau and Themba Alleyne. The project reframes traditional BDSM modalities using the aesthetics and ecologies of plant life; exploring systems of domination on both micro and macro scales. By questioning hierarchies between humans and so-called ‘nature’, they break down the intricacies of power exchange that dictate our daily lives and interpersonal intimacy. The project has appeared in Zoë Ligon’s Sex Stuff, Broadly’s My First Time, Artforum, Elephant Magazine, Glamcult, i-D Magazine, CUNTemporary and Slutever, among others.
As of September 2021