Ian Clothier and Te Urutahi Waikerepuru – Skype chat – 30 July

July 23, 2013 at 6:38 am Leave a comment

This month we are very lucky to have Ian Clothier from Intercreate and Te Urutahi Waikerepuru from Te Matahiapo as our guests for Dorkbot CBR.

Ian and Tee will talk about three projects, one for ISEA Istanbul, which was the first time Te Urutahi and Ian worked closely on a project; “Wai” for ISEA Albuquerque the second project, and then “SCANZ 2013: 3rd nature” which was a partnership between Intercreate and Te Matahiapo.

Detail of “Pou Hihiri” by Te Urutahi Waikerepuru

Detail of “Pou Hihiri” by Te Urutahi Waikerepuru

These were all exhibition projects, and Ian and Tee will show images of the works selected as they talk. Ian was responsible for curating and fundraising and Te Urutahi provided cultural audit, networking and cultural consultancy. There are elements of working across culture, and across disciplines that were explored in the exhibitions, leading to some surprising interconnections.

Ian M Clothier is an electronic artist, a member of the ISEA International Advisory Committee, Senior Academic at Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT), Executive Director of Intercreate Research Centre (intercreate.org) and founding Director with Trudy Lane and Nina Czegledy of SCANZ (Solar Circuit Aotearoa New Zealand). His projects have been selected five times for International Symposium on Electronic Art exhibitions (2004, 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2012) and he has held twenty international exhibitions. A hybrid Polynesian, thematically his projects involve cultural hybridity and nonlinearity, and more recently this is combined into integrated systems while working with indigenous people. Collaborative projects have involved data sensors and web applications, robotics, socio-political data visualisation, micronation creation, augmented reality, motion sensors, online survey data collection and installation. In recent years he has worked with Te Huirangi Waikerepuru on projects that explore the interface between culture and technology, old wisdom and new knowledge, traditional Maori awareness and science. His written work has been published in Leonardo, Convergence and Digital Creativity and he has given many conference presentations including to Technoetic telos, Media Art Histories and The International Conference on Thinking.

Te Urutahi Waikerepuru is a managing director at Te Matahiapo Indigenous Research Organisation, where she is focussed on developing indigenous, cross-cultural & inter-disciplinary networks to establish respectful relationships that builds rewarding & sustainable community partnerships worldwide & supports the entrepreneurship of tomorrow’s leaders today. Te Matahiapo Indigenous Research organization (http://www.tematahiapo.org/), a collective established in 2012, is committed to unlocking the potentiality of customary wisdom and knowledge located within the layers of whanau, hapū, iwi of Aotearoa New Zealand and other diverse indigenous groups and communities around the world.

When: Tuesday 30 July, 6pm 2013
Where: Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman house, Ainslie Avenue, Ainslie

Entry filed under: events, meetings, speakers.

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