A musician, artist, and builder. "My first time at the Flux Factory was when White Limo, my heavy metal band, played at their prom in 2005. We broke their new stage on the first chord of our first song. Shortly thereafter, I found myself working on the Flux show: NOVEL: a living installation. It turned out I would become a frequent collaborator, and at times a muse.
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.