Gillian Kayrooz’s practice retains a focus on screen art, photo media and video installations, with a conceptual practice that divulges into new documentative methods capturing culture, ethnicity and tradition in the digital age. As a filmmaker and artist, she spent her undergraduate years developing a vast range of skills that now allow her to shoot, direct, edit, compose music for and install all of her video work. This has enabled the expansion of her work to encompass sculpture and textiles. Although there is a vast variety of processes and materials within her work, there remains a documentative focus reflecting local culture and domestic environments.
This series is a reflection of both personal experience and an ongoing engagement with local personas, suburbia, cultural motifs and trends. Specifically constructed from observations made in Western Sydney neighbourhoods. “My work heavily documents the significance of location in a way that conventional methods of documentary find difficult to translate. It simultaneously acts as a progression and development of my previous video and photography work that looked to document youth culture. I am interested in the architectural details that nurture the diverse identities belonging specifically to Western Sydney” – Gillian Kayrooz.