cut the bullshit

by Lizzy Sanford

starring Anna Cordell

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A rare Angeleno native growing up through the nooks and crannies of the culturally diverse Los Angeles artistic basin, Azul pulls inspiration from contrasts in life experiences and nature. Rhythmic melodies juxtapose abstract tribal beats , sonic back-masks, and deep grooves while finding a magical through line awash in historical soul revival. Breakout performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, and FORM Arcosanti., lead Azul’s introduction to a larger audience imminent with an upcoming debut EP release and a bevy of unique live performances into 2016.

THE KITCHEN

It was nice to have you in the kitchen And not the war torn bedroom Cursing with your eyes closed
It wasn’t about the coyotes, Obviously.
I know what’s rough, And it was mine,
And on that same day,

A girl exited swiftly through my chest And disappeared into a thin grey line
Also mine, But,
In the still moments that followed, As sky bled into sea,
I heard her whisper beneath the wind:
No, this is you. And she was gone.
So you see,
I wasn’t asking
If you thought they could see us Through the kitchen window,
Of course they saw us, They are dogs with fangs.
It was a question one asks And knows how to answer But asks anyway
Because for a man like you, She wants to love herself, And because she can’t
She leans in,
Childlike,
Like a girl who’s vanished,
And points into darkness.

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STRICKER is an Australian multi­ disciplinary Director, Photographer and Music Producer currently residing in Los Angeles and New York. Growing up in Australia whilst training as a Dancer and Musician throughout her adolescence, Stricker moved into studying film and photography at UTS Sydney, graduating in 2010 with a degree in Film and Bachelor of Arts.

Cara’s works have been published internationally including Nowness, Interview Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Vogue, I­D Magazine, NYT, 25 Magazine, Oyster Magazine, Fader, VS Magazine, Riot of Perfume, Russh Magazine and Rolling Stone, while collaborations include Chanel, Missoni, Mother NY, Alexander Wang, Parkwood Entertainment, See Pictures & Sol Films, Terrible Records, Debbie Harry, XL Records, Matte Projects, MiLK, GAP, Fools Gold, Vogue, EMI, Siberia Records and Modular Records.

Her work has been awarded and screened internationally including Vivid Festival Australia,Colarado Flexiff International Festival, Sydney International Animation Festival, Indie Spirit Film

Festival and Sugar Mountain Festival, including music performances as of late off her debut audio visual album produced with John Kirby self titled, DROOL, released on Terrible Records. Her most recent shows exhibited at the Hole NYC the last two consecutive years, including visual sound collaborations with Boots, Roger O’Donnell (the Cure). Throughout the past year, Stricker travelled and performed in Australia, LA and New York City.

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Margot is a singer, composer and classically trained violinist. She can be found in New York City singing dreamy love songs and composing for orchestras and films. Margot released her debut single Isn’t She Lovely in November of 2015. She is 1/2 of the band, The Dolls, who recently opened up for Katy Perry on the Asia leg of her Prismatic World Tour. Margot has also written and recorded string arrangements for Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Low and Sam Sparro; her string work featured on the 50 Shades of Grey trailer, and composed an original piece for the The Horseman trailer.

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A rare Angeleno native growing up through the nooks and crannies of the culturally diverse Los Angeles artistic basin, Azul pulls inspiration from contrasts in life experiences and nature. Rhythmic melodies juxtapose abstract tribal beats , sonic back-masks, and deep grooves while finding a magical through line awash in historical soul revival. Breakout performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, and FORM Arcosanti., lead Azul’s introduction to a larger audience imminent with an upcoming debut EP release and a bevy of unique live performances into 2016.

Form Festival is hosted annually at Arcosanti, seventy miles north of Phoenix & south of Sedona in Arizona’s high desert. An “urban laboratory” focused on innovative design, community, and environmental accountability, Arcosanti was built by 7000+ students since 1970, under the direction of the late visionary architect, Paolo Soleri.

FORM was founded by the Hundred Waters family in response to their experiences performing at music festivals around the globe. While most festivals amassed large audiences, the group found that any meaningful intimacy, time for collaboration, and connection to the festival’s environments were often left to the wayside. The founders envisioned something more personal, collaborative, lean, and lasting.

Visiting Arcosanti for the first time, they knew they had found the first home for such an experience.
Free-by-application, and made possible through patronage and in-kind support, a diverse community of creators is empowered to participate in FORM without financial barriers. Instead, participants are invited for their creativity, thoughtfulness, and intention. The program includes performances, discussions, workshops, installations, technologies and activities that: