Maya Quattropani is a visual artist & art teacher based in Turin, Italy, working with performance, analog photography, video, sound and textual/narrative installations. Her work is an archive-in-progress of daily rituals developed in participatory actions/games/workshops/excursions involving people to cooperate in the construction of a new (artistic) community.
Canadian artist Matthew-Robin Nye utilizes the intersections of architecture,
mythology and sexuality to define new structures of decentralized power,
understanding and identity. By applying the principles of otherness and
inversion which are inherent to ‘queerness’, Nye’s work investigates the
paradigms of sobriety, structural preeminence and heteronormativity in gestures
which draw parallels to the the processes essential in the construction of new
identities and mythologies; the ‘queering’ of architectural codeces by their
inversion, ridicule and exposure is the start of a fragmentation of the power
structures that they represent, and the construction of the queer – or queered –
identity and built environment.