Sinead Nix’s work is an exploration of her and her surroundings
Using concrete, steel, and other construction materials she reduces the urban landscape of Limerick City to minimal shapes and forms.
Her work captures: emptiness, skeletal framework, raw structure, open wound, concrete flesh, static metal veins.
Nix looks at how she fits into the city and how it informs her how to inhabit the space.
Nix challenges the notions applied to her by the structure of current society.
Nix is breaking down the walls of her identity- yes, she might be a dyke that does it herself but she also likes to do #justgirlythings.
You might see her on the building site, later that evening you may see her in a more traditional female role.
She is an artist exploring the idea that she cannot be cemented into the person that society expects.
“ I Sinead Nix work with materials that I see in the world around me concrete and steel, I was drawn to these materials as they are also associated with more male roles. I break down the forms and shapes to a minimal state, I think to myself where do I fit into this place. As a gay woman, I feel in a limbo cant paly with boys but also the girls (unless they want me to). I find I am learning more and more to male-dominated industries like in the BUTCHers where I work. I constantly have to push and push to get to do the same jobs as the boys.
I use humour in my videos to show the stupidity of these gender structures that we all face.”