DROOL is an audio-visual album created by Cara Stricker, Australian born multi- disciplinary artist in photography, direction and music, and John Kirby, LA Born keyboardist, producer and songwriter best known for his work as part of Sébastien Tellier, Blood Orange, Kindness and Rodriguez.
Terrible Records released the audio-visual Album internationally in June of 2015, through limited edition cassette tapes providing individualised access to the album scored film, coinciding with a video clip, live performances and instillations throughout New York.
The female embodiment of DROOL is performed by Cara Stricker (vocals, guitar, keys), and Madeline O’Moore (keys, electronica), Kate Levitt (Percussion). Various collaborating musicians are invited for live performances.
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‘Zero’ Artwork for Kitsuné Maison
￼Styled and creatively directed by Chela in collaboration with Danny Cohen
The utlimate gateway into the House of Ladosha’s brain, launched in tandem with our 2016 exhibition “This is UR brain” at BHQFU. It featured a livestream of the gallery, a gif wall, and a neverending stream of our ever evolving social feeds.
Born in Hong Kong, grew up in solitude in Arizona’s desert heat. Much of her daily inspirations are derived from her imagination, comic books / video games, people’s stories and the transient states of technology. Her background resides in graphic design, art direction and illustration. As of late, her work has evolved into experience design and storytelling. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at Parsons. Curious at heart and loves the unknown.
THE BROOKLYN HANGER, NYC, NOVEMBER 2015
CURATED BY MATTE PROJECTS
VORTEXTUAL, SMOKE AND LIGHT INSTILLATION, THE PHYSICAL EXPERIENCE OF DROOL.
ARTIST INCLUDE: GESAFFELSTEIN, JON HOPKINS, JESPER JUST, NATE BROWN, TOKI SERIES, VIRGIL ABLOW, ZACH WALKER
FOR PURPLE MAGAZINE
A TRIP TO BIG SUR
“I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive” said HENRY MILLER. This was the beginning and conclusion of the adventure we explored on our way to San Fransciso, following the coast through Big Sur on CA Highway 1. A place where shifting reality and concept of contemporary living is hard not to throw right out the window, and fall into the realm of MIYAZAKI’S Castle in the Sky.
A quick stop off happened to find us amongst an ageless group of swing dancers, at the Madonna Inn, a couple hours before escaping into the Sur which at the time was submerged amongst cloud, and darkness. Although we missed the hour to explore its grand lands of Hearst’s Castle, passing by WILLIAMS HEARST’S pack of zebras disorientates your space of logic. From then the trip was coined by the HENRY MILLER bookshop donated to the Sur. ANAÏS NIN sits amongst the bright lights of American inhabitants, legendary minds, and collectives. They were drawn to this land, you can feel it. Phone services dropped out an hour or so after approaching the hills, and we became lost in the mountains for days, discovering the Redwood’s magic, and reconnecting over late night drives to motels up the coast, slamming old Destiny’s Child.
In our brief moment in San Fransciso, we found Vacation; standing tall, inhabiting all the good bits of San Fran, the energy of Oakland, thrown together in cassette tight clarity for your one stop shop.
Text Cara Stricker and photo Cara Stricker and Naomi Shimada
Natalia is a Sydney based portrait ,fashion and beauty photographer based in Sydney floating between Paris,London and Los Angeles.Clients include Yen,Oyster,Russh,I.D,Milk and Catalogue Magazine