SANDRA WOOLOCK

 

 

When Sam Simmons of Triple J implored his listeners '...if someone out there could knit me a life size version of Sandra Bullock...' David Creed of artist run initiative The Wandering Room took up the challenge. After that eventful phone call to the station the knitting and crocheting was soon underway! Collaborating with friends, family, frenemies, and random knitting enthusiasts, Sandra Woolock was born.

 

Sandra Woolock hoped to heal a long-held boyhood gripe of Sam Simmons. Sandra was unveiled at the Brisbane Powerhouse in March, 2009, was part of Sam Simmons' comedy routine at the Powerhouse, and is scheduled to accompany Simmons to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. It also received critical aclaim from Triple J listeners:

 

"Seriously, what the fuck?! I have never seen anything so weird in wool. I thought Sam was weird before but this is just fucking weird." - Pigfork

 

"I was really surprised when Sam said on the show straight away that he expected something better and figured it was a joke. But Jesus Christ. We have to study The Vanishing as a media text at school, pretty much ruined that for me." - BenjaminVH

 

"Sandra IS more Beautiful than I pictured" - Wayne Woods

 

"Wow! I can't tell the difference between Sandra Woolock & the actress in movie about the bus that had to go fast." - Joey Peroni

 

"She's quite limp isn't she? Just like her TV persona so job well done!" - msmla

 

"I think i threw up in my mouth" - kungpowshorts

 

"Yerh that thing is shit,,, looks like a piece of crap" - ZAPPAC

 

 

 

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Making Friends, 2013, still image from digital video

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David and Angela and 'friend' made during performance

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David and Angela and 'friend' made during performance

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Performance sandwich boards and Making Friends video

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Installation view of Friends, 2013, found objects

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Trash Carousel, 2013, digital video

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Detail of Friends, 2013

sandra woolock

Installation view of Friends, 2013

sandra woolock

Installation view of Making Friends exhibition, 2013

sandra woolock

Detail of Friends, 2013

sandra woolock

Installation view of Face Flag, 2013, found objects

sandra woolock

Newmarket Art Tigers, 2013, photographic print

sandra woolock

Newmarket Art Tigers, 2013, photographic print

sandra woolock

Newmarket Art Tigers, 2013, photographic print

sandra woolock

Newmarket Art Tigers, 2013, photographic print

sandra woolock

Newmarket Art Tigers, 2013, photographic print

sandra woolock

Newmarket Art Tigers, 2013, photographic print

sandra woolock

Newmarket Art Tigers, 2013, photographic print

sandra woolock

Newmarket Art Tigers, 2013, photographic print

sandra woolock

Newmarket Art Tigers, 2013, photographic print

sandra woolock

Newmarket Art Tigers, 2013, photographic print

sandra woolock

Newmarket Art Tigers, 2013, photographic print

sandra woolock

Newmarket Art Tigers, 2013, photographic print