“The only person I’d get naked for is Cara,” has been said more than once by members affiliated with the tribe belonging to photographer and interdisciplinary artist, Cara Stricker – the Australian provocateur and ‘aura master.' Her ongoing music and visuals project called DROOL with musician John Kirby (Sebastian Tellier, Blood Orange) investigates “sex as a concept of experimental utopia, rather than the form in which it exists in humanity, which is isolated” as she put it recently in an exclusive for Interview Magazine. If anyone can lend a fresh perspective to the topic of sex, it’s Stricker. What she does so well – quintessentially even – is capture the feeling of feeling sexy, which is, in fact, the opposite of isolation too often capitulated as a consequence of our cultural propensity to define sex as something aspirational. With Cara, taking it off is quite honestly, a great deal of fun.
For the second installment of DROOL, Stricker along with co-director Gina Gammell and art director Holland Brown, enlist fellow artists and friends including Abbey Lee, Shags (of Ariel Pink), Sofia Karchi (of Connan Mockasin), and Samantha Urbani to capture Stricker’s particular brand of sexual utopia; to explore sex as a “continuum of existence in finding sexuality" for the song titled "End Girl." The message is feminist: sex positive inclusivity with a gaze cast evenly across the spectrum of masculine / feminine imbuing a sense of agency opposed to blatant objectification. The effect is intoxicating and empowering – transforming the notion of provocation into an exercise of harnessing sexual prowess, Cara’s way: in feeling the feeling of sexy.
Some press for End Girl: