Ian M Clothier (New Zealand)

netart by Ian M. Clothier (New Zealand)

Ian M Clothier/the District of Leistavia

Ian M Clothier
Collaborators for ISEA 2004 Constitution project:
Kylli Mariste
Joe Flynn
Brendon Mills (php author)

Collaborator for ISEA 2006 project
Scott Blinmann (php author)


Ian M Clothier was born in Christchurch New Zealand, South Pacific, and is maternally a direct descendant of the Tahitians and mutineers of HMS Bounty, a unique hybrid culture. Currently Academic Discipline Leader Visual Arts at WITT in New Zealand, he is also Director of intercreate.org The Research Centre for Interdisciplinary Creativity, a recipient of funding from the New Zealand Government’s Digital Strategy Fund in 2007. An artist writer, he has exhibited in San Jose (ISEA 2006), Ithaca, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Vancouver, Tallinn (ISEA 2004), Dublin, Hobart and around New Zealand. ‘District of Leistavia’ projects were also selected for the 2005 Vodafone Digital Art Awards, and by ZKM for ‘Public Assembly’. He was awarded an Artist
Fellowship by the University of Canterbury in 2005 and written work has been published in the peer reviewed journals ‘Convergence’ and ‘Digital Creativity’. A recent article was published in the German book ‘Kultureller Umbau: Räume, Identitäten, Re/Präsentationen’ and a paper for the journal ‘Leonardo’ is due to be published in February 2008. In 2006 he co-organised the international and national residency SCANZ, which received significant project funding from Creative New Zealand, the Arts Council of NZ. In 2008 he has a residency at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

Ian M Clothier participates in

NewMediaFest2007 – DIGITAL MEDIA Valencia 2008
JavaMuseum – Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art
net.NET – netart features I-V
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne