Hey, how are yous? I want you to wander with no intention and in good company, or to give it to you straight - take a walk with a mate.
This video work features artist Gillian Kayrooz walking through the streets of Granville in Western Sydney. The work is part of the series Commonground, originally developed as part of Artspace's 52 Actions series and includes similar walks through the suburbs of Parramatta, Merrylands and Guildford. The artist grew up near these four suburbs, treading these footpaths for school, work, or to visit family and friends. The ‘tiny planet’ video was created using a 360 degree camera, and through the simple act of walking, captures an eleven-minute journey through the streets, laneways, arcades, carparks and shopping malls of Granville. While playful in its delivery, this video documentation can also be considered a critical commentary on the rapid construction and gentrification of Western Sydney.