HC:N:CP Hybrid Culture, Nonlinearity And Creative Practice

Clothier, Ian
Grierson, Elizabeth
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Master of Art & Design
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Auckland University of Technology

The aim of this project is to integrate hybrid culture and nonlinearity into a dynamic artwork that is one multiplicity. This exegesis lays out the foundation of the project and has three sections: one section discusses hybrid culture, a second introduces nonlinear systems and a third examines creative practice.

I am a descendant of the Pitcairn-Norfolk culture established on Pitcairn Island in 1790. This hybrid culture supplies visual and narrative material for the project, stories on which to base individual artworks. There is also a significant discussion currently taking place in the arts with regard to hybrid cultures. That discussion provides important background to this project. The ways hybrid cultures establish themselves is reflected in the selection and realisation of exhibition components.

An understanding of nonlinear systems is provided by writers in the fields of science and the humanities. It is intended that the project reflects nonlinearity in both exhibition structure and process. This requires a considered approach to the interrelationships of exhibition components. It is however, the merge of nonlinearity and hybrid cultural understanding and the influence this has on creative practice, that is the main orientation of this project.

Hybrid culture , Nonlinearity , Pitcairn-Norfolk , Integrated systems
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