Kyla Gilbert’s practice investigates the changeability of matter and the fusion of organic materials and industrial products, in parallel to the human body within its environment. Coming from a background in performance, Kyla is drawn to the intersection between movement, design and building. Her main interest lies in materiality as it relates to domesticity and commodity/consumption. She’s interested in the metaphorical and physical weight of the objects we surround ourselves with, and how our lived patterns act on and modify our environments and our bodies. Kyla builds using repurposed and found materials collected from her surroundings in an attempt to explore her connection to place whether it be temporary or for an extended period of time.