Ian Clothier

Ian M Clothier is a Senior Academic at Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki, Director of Intercreate Research Centre (intercreate.org) and founding Director of SCANZ (Solar Circuit Aotearoa New Zealand).

He has been selected and exhibited at Taranaki culture at Puke Ariki, New Zealand, ISEA 2008 Singapore symposium, net.NET at The JavaMuseum, for Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival in the USA, ISEA 2006 San Jose exhibition, Graphite at the University of Otago NZ, the First International Festival of Electronic Art in Rio de Janeiro, Fair Assembly at ZKM, New Forms Festival in Vancouver, ISEA 2004 Tallinn/Helsinki exhibition, ReJoyce in Dublin and Wild 2002 in the Tasmanian Museum. Thematically projects involve notions around cultural hybridity and nonlinearity, and more recently these are united within notions of integrated systems.

Cultural projects include the hybrid micronation The District of Leistavia, where online response and voting forms were used to create the Leistavian Constitution and query cultural identification. Nonlinear projects include Haiku robots, the augmented reality project branch on branch v3.1, and A Wandering Rock based on the chapter of Ulysses which utilised movement sensors. His written work has been published in journals including Leonardo, Convergence and Digital Creativity and he has selected for and given many conference presentations.

 

RESEARCH OUTPUTS

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Books and Monographs

Clothier, I. (2008). SCANZ 2006. Intercreate Press. New Plymouth, New Zealand.

Clothier, I. & Lane, T. (2008). Solar Circuit Aotearoa New Zealand. In S. Brennan & S. Ballard (Eds.), The Aotearoa digital arts reader (pp. 97-103), Auckland, New Zealand: Clouds.

Clothier, I. (2007). Formen der Reprasentation: Hybride Kulturen, Nonlinearitat und creative Verfahren (Forms of Representation: Hybrid Culture, Nonlinearity and Creative Practice). In Kroncke, M; Mey, K & Spielmann, Y. (Eds.) Kultureller Umbau: Räume, Identitäten, Re/Präsentationen (Cultural Reconstruction: Spaces, Identities, Re/Presentations). Bielefeld: Transcript.

Journal and Scholarly Publications

Edited Journal Contributions

Clothier, I. (2012). Cultural bridging, art-science and Aotearoa New Zealand. Technoetic Arts, 10(1), 33-38.

Clothier, I. (2011). Curator and visual designer. inter/place: Art in the space of puke ariki.

Clothier, I. (2010-2011). Design, typesetting and layout. Te Iarere Wavelength, 4 & 5.

Clothier, I. (2010). Design and layout. Refresh: Connections with the community.

Clothier, I. M. (2008). Leonardo, Nonlinearity and Integrated Systems. Leonardo (41), 49-55.

Clothier, I. (2008, Winter). Second cultural identification.Te Iarere Wavelength, 3, cover.

Clothier, I. (2006, November). Hybrid cultures: what, where and how about us? Te Iarere Wavelength Issue 1, Spring 2006, 33-47.

Clothier, I. (2005). Created identities: hybrid cultures and the internet. Convergence, 11 (4), 44-59. 

Conference Contributions

Oral Presentations

Clothier, I. (2009). The collaborative landscape: Some insights into current practice in the visual arts. In H. Hamerton & C. Mercer (Eds.), Research that works: Successful collaborations - Proceedings of the 5th Biennial Conference of the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics of New Zealand Research Forum (pp. 14-22), Wellington, New Zealand: Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics. Refereed conference proceedings.

Clothier, I. (2009, April). Collaboration: The basis of involvement. Paper presented at Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators (ANZAAE) Conference. Dunedin.

Clothier, I. (2009, November 26-29). Animating the inanimate: Haiku robots, multiplicities of time and intercultural context. Paper presented at Media Art Histories Re:live, Melbourne, Australia.

Clothier, I. (2009, November 26-29). Now. Invited speaker at Leonardo Education Forum. Media Art Histories Re:live, Melbourne, Australia.

Clothier, I. (2009, August 23–September 1). Invited speaker and co-chair of Leonardo Education Forum. Making History. ISEA Conference. Belfast, Ireland.

Clothier, I. (2008). On integrated systems: hybrid culture and nonlinearity. Paper presented at ISEA 2008 Conference. Singapore.

Clothier, I. (2008, February).   SCANZ and DMAP, a digital strategy fund educational resources project. Paper presented at Tending Networks: Aotearoa Digital Art Symposium, Christchurch. Tending Networks: Aotearoa Digital Art Symposium, Christchurch.

Clothier, I. (2007, July 2-5). Multiplicities in contemporary art. Paper presented at ANZAAE, Wellington.

Clothier, I. (2005, March 19). Remoteness, Hybridity, Power and Freedom. Paper presented at re:mote, Elam School of Fine Arts. Auckland.

Other Conference Contributions

Clothier, I. (2012). Reviewer of conference/exhibition submissions for ISEA2012 Albuquerque, NM: Machine Wilderness.

Creative Outputs

Curator

Clothier, I. (2012, September 10-24). Wai. ISEA 2012 Exhibition. Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Clothier, I. (2011, September 7-21). ISEA 2011 {second nature} exhibition. Curator. Istanbul, Turkey.

Clothier, I. (2009, June 5-28). Curator. WITT Wide. Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford.

Curated Group Exhibitions

Clothier, I. (2010, December 4 – 2011, March 20). The park speaks.What if? exhibition. New Plymouth, New Zealand: Puke Ariki. Curated group exhibition.

Clothier, I. (2010, December 15 – 2011, February 15). Haiku robots video 1 – 4.  INTER/PLACE exhibition. New Plymouth, New Zealand: Puke Ariki. Curated group exhibition.

Clothier, I. (2009, February 28–June 1). Haiku robots.Taranaki Culture: Fresh out of the box. New Plymouth, New Zealand: Puke Ariki. Curated group exhibition.

Group Exhibitions

Clothier, I. (Presenter and exhibitor). (2012, April 30 – May 2). Cultural bridging, art-science and Aotearoa New Zealand. Technoetic Telos. Greece.

Clothier, I. (2011, November 14 – December 11). East west east west east west. East West exhibition. New Plymouth, New Zealand: Puke Ariki. Group exhibition.

Clothier, I. (2011, December 2-4). Rongo hungaora - second nature [traveling].CulturaDigital.Br International Festival. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Group exhibition.

Clothier, I. (2010). Reframing photography: Theory and practice. Artist. On-line exhibition http://reframingphotography.com/content/ian-clothier

Clothier, I. (2010, October 12–21). Nine. [Group exhibition by art tutors]. Mixed video – untitled. New Plymouth: Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki.

Clothier, I. (2009, January 26-February 9). Director and symposium selection panel member. SCANZ 2009: Rāranga tangata residency. Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT), New Plymouth.

Clothier, I. (2009, February 7-8). Director and symposium selection panel member. SCANZ 2009: Rāranga tangata. Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth.

Clothier, I. (2009, June 5-28). WITT Wide [Group exhibition by WITT staff]. The district of Leistavia (constitution project). Stratford, New Zealand: Percy Thomson Gallery.

Clothier, I. (2009, August 23–September 1). Making History. ISEA Exhibition. Belfast, Ireland. Group exhibition.

Clothier, I. (2009, October 13–23). 9 [Group exhibition by art tutors]. August 10, 1976. New Plymouth: Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki.

Clothier, I. (2009, February 28-June 1). Interviewed in Taranaki Culture: Fresh out of the box - Haiku robots. [Exhibition catalogue]. Puke Ariki. New Plymouth, New Zealand: Puke Ariki.

Clothier, I. (2009, March). Interrogating the invisible. Superlight. [Exhibition catalogue]. San Jose, USA: Zer01.

Clothier, I. (2008, April). Artist and exhibitor. Te Ara O Te Ora exhibition.  Percy Thompson Gallery, Stratford.

Clothier, I. (2008). Artist and exhibitor. Taranaki Gate. Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford.

Clothier, I. (2007). Art.data/branching. New Plymouth: Intercreate Press.

Clothier, I. (2006, March/April). Roll over Oe sun, roll over Oe rain. Exhibition in the online Ecopoetics category of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival 2006. Ithaca College, New York.

Clothier, I. (2006, August). Interrogating the invisible. Thirteenth International Symposium of Electronic Art and Zero One San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge. San Jose, California.

Clothier, I. (2006, August). Quest for success participant (C5 project). Thirteenth International Symposium of Electronic Art and Zero One San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge. San Jose, California.

Clothier, I. (2006, June). Exhibition. In between.TeWa Gallery, Wanganui.

Clothier, I. (2006, March). Exhibition. Silicon chips are made of sand.Quay Gallery, Wanganui UCOL.

Clothier, I. (2005). The District of Leistavia. At prog:ME, First International Symposium on Electronic Art. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

Clothier, I. (2005).  The District of Leistavia is You. On-line curated exhibition ‘Fair Assembly’. ZKM Centre for Art and Media, Germany. http://makingthingspublic.zkm.de/fairassembly/

Clothier, I. (2005). Exhibition of international magazines. Wayleave. Magazzini Generali, Rome.

Clothier, I. (2005, November). Introducing the District of Leistavia. Graphite 2005 Art Show. University of Otago, Dunedin.

Edited Online Publications

Clothier, I. (2007). Created identities: hybrid cultures and the internet (revised with images) online at  http://www.hz-journal.org/n11/clothier.html

Clothier, I. (2006, November). Author. Hybridity and creativity. http://www.aen.org.nz/journal/1/2/clothier.html  AEN Journal (Aotearoa Ethnic Network).

Clothier, I. (2005). Commentator on Australian email list Empyre.

Clothier, I. (2005). Editor and contributor to various publications. http://www.art-themagazine.com/

Clothier, I. (2005). Noboru Tsubaki: Genre Jumping, Fluxus and Hybrid Influences in Japanese Culture. http://www.art-themagazine.com

Clothier, I. (2005). John Himmelfarb. Visual essay. http://www.art-themagazine.com

Clothier, I. (2005). 4 HitlabNZ Artist Projects. Visual essay. http://www.art-themagazine.com 

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY

Public Addresses and Interviews

Radio and Television

Clothier, I. (2011, January). Interview relating to SCANZ 2011: Eco sapiens, for radio show, Access Radio, New Plymouth.

Invited Speaker

Clothier, I. (2012, January 26). The park speaks. Co-presenter at TAFT Pecha Kucha evening. Pukekura Park, New Plymouth.

Clothier, I. & Lane, T. (2011, January 30). Invited speaker. SCANZ Talk. Co-presenters at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth.

Clothier, I. (2010, February). Witt speaks [Radio Programme]. Guest speaker, on Making history project, for radio show, Most FM, New Plymouth.

Clothier, I. (2009, February 24). Invited speaker. SCANZ and Taranaki Region Creative Development. Speaker at Monica Brewster Club, Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth.

Clothier, I. (2009, June 17). Invited speaker. How does Taranaki culture inspire art and creativity? Speaker at Artists Talk: Taranaki Culture: Fresh out of the box [Exhibition]. Puke Ariki. New Plymouth.

WITT Speaker Forum

Clothier, I. (2012, June 14). From Taranaki to Greece. Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki, New Plymouth.

Clothier, I. (2012, November 1). Wai, an historic house, a Navajo medicine man, an ocean drum, the car garden, a shaman, a 3-storey house in New York, the Pataxos of Brazil, the Pacific galleries and Aotearoa New Zealand in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki, New Plymouth.

Clothier, I. & Waikerepuru, T. (2011, October 6). WITT Speaker forum. Te kore rongo hungaora: Uncontainable second nature. Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki, New Plymouth.

Clothier, I. (2009, March 23). WITT Speaker forum. How to get robots to make poetry. Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki, New Plymouth.

Professional Practice: Achievements & Distinctions

Scholarly Contributions

Clothier, I. (2012, March 22). Art, science, a cultural bridge and a sustainable future.Presenter and participant in online Symposium 'Water Issues Relating to Environmental Landscape Sustainability’ – International Water Day.

Clothier, I. (2008). ITPQNZ Degree Accreditation Panel Member.

Clothier, I. (2008). Panel member on Leonardo Education Forum at ISEA 2008, Singapore.

Clothier, I. (February 9, 2007). Art Technology. Presenter at Human Interface Technology Lab NZ (HIT Lab NZ) consortium meeting. University of Canterbury, Christchurch.

Clothier, I. (2006). InteractiveCitycuratorial committee member second call, for theThirteenth International Symposium of Electronic Art and Zero One San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge. San Jose, California.

Clothier, I. (2006, July). SCANZ International residency and workshop co-organiser. Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki, New Plymouth.

Clothier, I. (2006, August). Panel member. Pacific Rimnew media summit– invisible dynamics groupconference presentation. Thirteenth International Symposium of Electronic Art and Zero One San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge. San Jose, California.

Clothier, I. (2005, February). Research Fellowship finalist, HITLabNZ Converge 05 Artists’Fellowship.

Clothier, I. (2005, February 27). Panel discussion participant for Summer Forum: New Languages, Technologies and Identities. Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth.

Clothier, I. (2005). Award finalist. Vodafone Digital Art Awards – Net.Art Category. Disruptiv Gallery.

Clothier, I. (2005). Member of Curatorial Committee of the Pacific Rim New Media Summit (part of the ISEA2006 Symposium and ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge).

Consultation

Clothier, I. (2012, January 20). Oral presentation to Creative New Zealand’s Strategic Plan 2012-2015. Wellington, New Zealand.

Citations

Clothier, I. (2010). Art: Nature and numbers. Featured in Refresh: Connections with the community.

Clothier, I. cited in Modrak, R. (2010). [Images]. In Reframing photography: Theory and practice,(pp. Li). London: Routledge.

Contribution to Research Environment

Clothier, I. (2008-2012). Research Co-ordinator, Faculty of Art, Commerce and Technology, Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki. New Plymouth.

Membership of Institutional Research Committee

Clothier, I. (2008-2012). Committee member.

Clothier, I. (2007-2011). Te Iarere Wavelength Committee member.

Institute Awards

Clothier, I. (2011, December 2). WITT Staff Awards 2011: Research Leader. Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki.

Clothier, I. (2009, May). Research leader - contribution to research. Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki. 

Clothier, I. (2009, December). WITT Staff Awards 2009: Research. Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki.