I acknowledge and pay my respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and the Dharug peoples, who are the traditional custodians of the land on which I was raised and continue to work. I pay my respect to elders past, present and emerging.

GILLIAN KAYROOZ                

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Gillian Kayrooz, Residual, 2022, Jamming With Strangers Exhibition, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 4th December 2021 - 27th February 2022
Photo by Chantel Bann.

︎ Exhibition Information 

︎Artist Interview

Residual is an installation including four photographic images printed onto silk organza and suspended from a metal structure. The work captures th artist’s close friends re-creating four typical stages of a night out for a group of friends living in Western Sydney.  The works highlight the intimate social moment that surround going to the event’ which help secure bond for long lasting friendships and create opportunity for unexpected interaction with new people.

Music has the potential to create long lasting effect on our lives, whether we’re in the music industry or the audiences getting ready for the night out. Residual looks at everything that encompasses going to a music event, but not the music event or live gig itself. Each tableau is prompted by memory and lived experience from myself and those who are participating in the work, who are all my close friends. These four scenes are suspended within a metal structure where the lightness and transparency of the silk allows visitors to catch glimpses of the images. I hope it prompts viewers to socialise with each other and reflect on the scenes depicted, and potentially recall their own memories of making connections in all the moments that surround music events.

The artist would like to thank Natalie Ang, Ann Ding, Alessandra Femenias, Rachel Fogarty  for their collaboration and ongoing friendship. 

Gillian Kayrooz, Tactic, 2021, C-Type Photograph
Gillian Kayrooz, Pres, 2021, C-Type Photograph

Gillian Kayrooz, Residual, 2022, Jamming With Strangers Exhibition, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Photograph on silk installation. 
Photo by Chantel Bann