GIRLS AND CARS
MAKE LOVE TO THE WORLD
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FOR PURPLE MAGAZINE

A TRIP TO BIG SUR

WITH
NAOMI SHIMADA

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“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

 
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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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by Cara Stricker and John Kirby

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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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.

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

INTERVIEW MAGAZINE

 

DROOL

AUDIO VISUAL
ALBUM

PREMIER

SUGAR MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL,

AUSTRALIA, 2015


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INTERVIEW MAGAZINE

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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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Taco Stop after _ Pet Presents at National Sawdust
August 11 2016

The 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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