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The Unstitute is an Evolving Interactive Environment which consists of a series of makeshift sites and excavations created in the form of a digital burrow. Built to offer challenges to establishment language and practise, The Unstitute creates and curates multi-media digital projects, manifesto writing machines and anarchic web-design as well as supporting up to four online residencies per year and a monthly video-channel as a part of its ongoing Participation programme.

Each department of The Unstitute's virtual building constitutes a series of movements which proliferate into extensions and entrances, holes and dead-ends, annexes and chambers - never singular, absolute, permanent, profound – always plural, temporary, mobile, superficial.

For more information contact us at theunstitute@gmail.com
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EVENT

The Unstitute: visit new virtual worlds + open submissions


Dates:
Wed Apr 15, 2015 18:35 - Fri May 15, 2015

Treat your mother tongue as though it were a foreign language.

This month at The Unstitute...

THE_PROJECTION_ROOM:

Paul Harrison
CIRCUMstance


screening from_15/04/15_to_15/05/15

I believe that my film CIRCUMstance (2014) resonates quite deeply with visualising and thinking through everyday images of protest. In that the film is an attempt to understand the digital platforms which dominate our popular and common modes of communication. This can be seen by it’s narrative tactic of using GOOGLE’s programmes to demonstrate their truly global spread and influence. I guess that I created this work to express annoyance toward the fact that technology can accurately map and portray this world so accurately. However, this does seemingly not aid in affective changes in our daily attempt’s to understand why the system’s we live by often fail us as individuals.

Paul Harrison (UK) was born, will animate, and will die.

Visit The Projection Room:
http://theunstitute.org/Projection.Room.html

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[dis]CORPORATE_BODIES:

Undermining the Institution
an Evolving [an]Archive

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The 6th edition of the [dis]Corporate Bodies project examines notions of Under-Mining the Institution - an activity which could involve plans, excavations, extractions, subversions, criticisms - by selecting an institution and actively mining the fabric upon which its 'institutional' structure and status rests.

The videos chosen this month are connected together by any number of specific threads relating to capacities, volumes, appearances, refractions, chaotic changes and constants. The solidity of an institution, its status, its weight, may depend equally upon abstract metaphors as it does upon hefty structures of steel and concrete. At the same time, the process of 'institutionalization' - physically, mentally, economically, artistically or socially - can never be fully reached reached so long as there is some way of going down, underground.

Featuring works by Marion Tampon-Lajariette (AUS), Mark Tholander (DK), Mariana Meloni (BR), Jenny Vogel (US), mirjamsvideos (PT), and mobtik (DE).

Visit [dis]Corporate Bodies:
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.6.html

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THE_CUTTING_ROOM:

The right angle.
by CADE/Bettany Unction

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The right angle. is an excerpt from Neo London - a major new archival project commissioned by The Unstitute to house materials collected by the irregular urbanist CADE during the London Crisis of late 2012. Consisting of a diverse array of videos, sound recordings, topographical data and other supporting evidence, the archive charts the Crisis from its insignificant beginnings to the veritable collapse of the social order...

Ever felt as though you were trapped in a corner? A simple figure of speech can sometimes be a trap in itself.

Visit The Cutting Room:
http://theunstitute.org/Cutting.Room.html

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PARTICIPATION:

Open Submissions
@ The Unstitute

_digital_/_nomadic_

The Unstitute invites submissions for these projects:

The Projection Room - monthly feature screenings @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/Screening.Room.Apply.html

[dis]Corporate Bodies - an evolving environment @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/Extensions.Residency.html

Vidiot - a place for watching and being watched @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/Vidiot.html

Spatio-Mnemonic - take up a virtual residency @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/Extensions.Residency.html


We aim to process applications within two weeks of receipt.

Apply now!

http://www.theunstitute.org

https://theunstitute.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TheUnstitute

https://www.twitter.com/TheUnstitute/


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The Unstitute: visit new virtual worlds...


Dates:
Sun Mar 15, 2015 17:50 - Wed Apr 15, 2015

Last chance to see @ The Unstitute...

THE_PROJECTION_ROOM:

Brandon Aleson
Blood Let


screening from_15/03/15_to_15/04/15

"By extracting my own blood, exposing it to external action and substance - making it into a blood sausage - and then consuming it, this process of change is run from start to finish in a closed system. How will this action change the blood itself? Will it alter the constitution of my physical or personal body? Will this be a product of the action, the physical substance, or both? Where, exactly, does the change occur?"

Extraction, ingestion, defecation. Brandon Aleson (US) interrupts the flow of internal circuitry in this visceral performative video.

enter The Projection Room:
http://theunstitute.org/Projection.Room.html

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PARTICIPATION:

Open Submissions
@ The Unstitute
_digital_/_nomadic_


The Unstitute invites submissions for these projects:

The Projection Room - monthly feature screenings @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/Screening.Room.Apply.html

[dis]Corporate Bodies - an evolving environment @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.Project.html

Vidiot - a place for watching and being watched @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/Vidiot.html

Spatio-Mnemonic - take up a virtual residency @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/Spatio.Mnemonic.html

We aim to process applications within two weeks of receipt.
We look forward to your submissions!

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http://www.theunstitute.org
https://theunstitute.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TheUnstitute
https://www.twitter.com/TheUnstitute/


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The Unstitute: fragmented virtual bodies + call for submissions


Dates:
Mon Mar 16, 2015 19:50 - Wed Apr 15, 2015

This month @ The Unstitute...

THE_PROJECTION_ROOM:

Brandon Aleson
Blood Let


screening from_15/03/15_to_15/04/15

"By extracting my own blood, exposing it to external action and substance - making it into a blood sausage - and then consuming it, this process of change is run from start to finish in a closed system. How will this action change the blood itself? Will it alter the constitution of my physical or personal body? Will this be a product of the action, the physical substance, or both? Where, exactly, does the change occur?"

Extraction, ingestion, defecation. Brandon Aleson (US) interrupts the flow of internal circuitry in this visceral performative video.

enter The Projection Room:
http://theunstitute.org/Projection.Room.html

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[dis]CORPORATE_BODIES:

Undermining the Institution
an Evolving [an]Archive

The 5th edition of the [dis]Corporate Bodies project examines notions of the fragmented body through works that take apart bodily integrity, attrition and corporal politics in cultural expression.Through a variety of constraints, processes and psychological scenarios, these 'bodies' are being subjected to the process of objectification; of a body-as-tool, or of the body entering a purely linguistic state, or - as Kafka saw it - the body as surface of inscription.

Featuring works by Gili Avissar (IL), Mark Carr (UK), Amelia Johannes (AUS), Marta Ivanova (LT), along with anonymous works from The Department of Fictions at The Unstitute.

Enter [dis]Corporate Bodies:
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.5.html

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THE_CUTTING_ROOM:

You like that
by The Unstitute
_temporary_/_superficial_

Over a period of 4 months, The Unstitute became the object of a series of Obscene Letters which were deemed unfit for publication. The material was sent to a specialist named CADE; he was instructed to translate the letters into VideoForm for public dissemination.

'You like that' is a disturbing underwater foray into the world of hardcore linguistic nihilism.

Enter The Cutting Room:
http://theunstitute.org/Cutting.Room.html

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PARTICIPATION:

Open Submissions
@ The Unstitute
_digital_/_nomadic_

The Unstitute invites submissions for these projects:

The Projection Room - monthly feature screenings @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/Screening.Room.Apply.html

[dis]Corporate Bodies - an evolving environment @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.Project.html

Vidiot - a place for watching and being watched @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/Vidiot.html

Spatio-Mnemonic - take up a virtual residency @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/Spatio.Mnemonic.html

We aim to process applications within two weeks of receipt.
We look forward to your submissions!

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http://www.theunstitute.org
https://theunstitute.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TheUnstitute
https://www.twitter.com/TheUnstitute/


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Two more great reasons to visit The Unstitute right now...


Dates:
Mon Feb 16, 2015 17:00 - Sun Mar 15, 2015

Last chance to see....

This month we conclude our screening of the excellent Hill of Crosses by Paul Remund (US) & Hollie Miller (UK).

But hurry, as the screening ends on March 15th.

Please click to visit us, down our little hole:

http://theunstitute.org/Projection.Room.html

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Apply

[sub]missions to The Projection Room are free, inclusive and co-operative.

Highly sensitive machines are used by technicians at The Unstitute for selecting videos. These machines almost always disregard videos that stand on technical merit alone, or which deploy conventional standards and attitudes. The Projection Room is a place of difference.

To apply, please send a link to your video/s to theunstitute@gmail.com (preferably hosted by Vimeo or Youtube.)

Selected works will be screened for one month at The Projection Room.


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The Unstitute: visit new virtual worlds...


Dates:
Tue Feb 17, 2015 18:15 - Sun Feb 15, 2015

Howdy!

Following our terrific feminist takeover last month, (which can still be viewed here) we are proud to announce that a new screening room has been opened to showcase video works which have either evolved right here in the domestic quarters of The Unstitute, or submitted to us by undisclosed foreign operatives and nomads. This new development will permit the cross-pollination of imaginations across the wide variety, and yet simple consistency, of works we have gathered together for your edification.

To celebrate digging out this new opening, (and as an excuse to make new things,) The Projection Room has undergone extensive aesthetic reconstruction to complement this month's group of participants, selected to present their work to the Wide, Wide World.

Daniel & Marianna

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THE_PROJECTION_ROOM:

Paul Remund
Hill of Crosses


screening from 15/02/15 to 15/03/15

Hill of Crosses is film that blindly guides you through a space between solitude and the feverish discovery of the self. Two wanderers imprisoned by their silence discover movement as a means of finding their voice.

It is a trans-Atlantic collaboration meeting at an in between place. This experimental film documents a journey through the Baltic's discovering abandoned and sacred places and delving into the freedom of loneliness. A series of performance rituals of the body in response to space are played out to a dreamlike and eerie sound score.

Watch Hill of Crosses
http://theunstitute.org/Projection.Room.html

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[dis]CORPORATE_BODIES:

Undermining the Institution
an Evolving [An]archive

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The Unstitute brings place, presence, contiguity and movement into focus this month in our ongoing collaborative archive '[dis]Corporate Bodies'. These works bear trace suggestions of possibilities arising out of particular environments, where walls may both contain a person and exclude them at the same time, where spaces may be made discontiguous by cutting and then sutured together to make new spaces bound by a simple thread.

Featuring works by Thomas Kuijpers (NL), Mark Salvatus (PH), Lara Jacoski (TH), Dominik Ritszel (PL), Aaron Tan (UK) and Leonard Kuipers(NL).
You can further read about the artists by following the Collaborators link on the page.

Open Page 4
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.4.html


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NEW: THE_CUTTING_ROOM:

Blackmail
by The Unstitute

_temporary_/_superficial_

The Unstitute is proud to announce a new extension - The Cutting Room - where we'll be presenting a monthly programme of videos engineered by special devices kept somewhere in the poorly-known Department of Fictions at The Unstitute; a place where no-one ever goes. In conjunction with the submissions made via the Participation programme, we hope to guide your attention to more complex interactions within the [an]Archives created here at The Unstitute.

This month we are showing 'Blackmail' (2008)

"Blackmail is the second part of a collaborative project which documents an ongoing quest for attaining personal/existential freedom by exploring the idea of ‘inexchangeable inwardness’ through the example of the architectural uncanny. Examining how the concept of action within the constructed reality of the video can be manifested, the concept of ‘outside and inside’ is explored suggesting that inner reality can only be perceived by the subject and inferred by those perceiving it as only a possibility."

Watch Blackmail
http://theunstitute.org/Cutting.Room.html


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Participate:
Our growth responds to your input


The Unstitute is an Evolving Interactive Environment (EIE) which continuously alters its territories and adapts its nature according to the inclinations of its participants.

The Unstitute offers a variety of open-submission projects as a part of the participation programme. We would like to invite you to get involved in the adaptation of our environment.

Participate Now
http://theunstitute.org/Extensions.Residency.html


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