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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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DROOL

AUDIO VISUAL ALBUM

TERRIBLE RECORDS

DROOL introduces a new music series which offers an intimate exploration of the collaborative process between artists.

The audio-visual album created by Cara Stricker and John Kirby, LA Born keyboardist, producer and songwriter best known for his work as part of Sébastien Tellier, Blood Orange, Kindness and Rodriguez.

The 11 track Album is be available through custom cassettes and digital international release. Upon purchase of the custom cassette, an individualised love note allows access to download and view the 40-minute film and album at
www.drooling.co.

A natural progression from the previous collaboration between Cara Stricker and John Kirby, ‘ Make Love to the World’, DROOL’s music seeks to examine sex as a concept of experiential utopia, rather than the form in which it exists in humanity, isolated.

It’s a dream-like space where you can experience a very open-minded way of living without the boundaries that our logical world has placed on us, exploring the conversation of universal consciousness, beyond sexism, toward sex, equality and unity.

Stricker and Kirby have lived, created and experienced their evolving art, performing a collaborative piece at New York Fashion Week and Sugar Mountain Festival in Australia and side shows alongside artists Connan Mockasin, Ariel Pink, Swans, and Kim Gordon.

DROOL is performed by Cara with a legion of female tranquility. Stricker performs with instrumentalists Madeline O’Moore, Margot, Kate Silver and Sonja Mauro. The sound lends itself to instinct and intuition, capturing the delicate sensual nature and expression of this project coming to be.

The Album launch in New York, took place amongst an instillation and performances at The Hole, Elvis Guest House, Babies alright, and Max Fish, with select performances across LA, and Aus.

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SUGAR MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL,

AUSTRALIA, 2015

THE MUSIC 

OYSTER MAGAZINE

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August 11 2016The inaugural launch, the first in a six series showcase, featured live performances by BEAU, AZUL, MAROT and SONJA, and an interactive VR experience with Tilt Brush.

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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

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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.

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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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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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Directed by Frederick Paxton Londonewcastle Project Space, London UK
Conceived by the London-based artist and architect, Heidi Locher, and her son, the director and VICE Media photojournalist, Frederick Paxton, Locher seeks to contextualize her experience growing up in hotels (particularly in California) where, as a young girl from England, she felt socially and culturally disoriented.

“Hotel Kalifornia” investigates, through mixed media and installation, three critical stages in the artist’s life: CHILD, TEENAGER, and ADULT WOMAN; how each stage informs the next, and in some cases, how repetitious trauma precludes the artist’s ability to move forward.

Paxton directed Sonja in the “three phases of Heidi,” while she sought to capture the essence of the artist during these crucial imprinting stages. The video, shot on a Red-1 Phantom, looped continuously throughout a situational “hotel room,” where the viewer could interact (and confront) the traumas of living in isolated transience.