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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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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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EVENT

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

_ongoing_growth_

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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EVENT

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

_ongoing_growth_

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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_tHE_uNSTITUTE_pRESENTS: Feminist_Discourse_Today


Dates:
Fri Jan 16, 2015 22:05 - Sun Feb 15, 2015


This month at The Unstitute we present the Page 3 Feminist Takeover...


THE_PROJECTION_ROOM:

Kayleigh O'Keefe

'Flabzilla'


15/01/2015 _ 15/02/2015

Kayleigh O'Keefe is a contemporary artist engaging with themes of body confidence, identity and alienation through performance and film. She has collaborated with artists, filmmakers and non-performers, produced and directed immersive live art events for the Pink Bear Club and distributed her performance art videos to an online audience.

Flabzilla subverts the concept of the monstrous fatty and plays with common perceptions of an ‘othered’ physique. A morbidly obese behemoth rises from the sea and uses her body mass to attack the city of London, which is built entirely from cardboard and packaging tape. Treading a fine line between grotesque and sex, weighty flesh and physical power clash with intricately crafted landmarks until all is destroyed.

Watch 'Flabzilla'
http://www.theunstitute.org/Projection.Room.html



[dis]CORPORATE_BODIES:
Undermining_the_Institution


Page 3

In England, the tabloid newspaper ‘The Sun’ maintains the daily institution of showing soft-core pornographic images of topless women on Page 3 – often right next to images of death, disaster and horror – a recipe which might account for its status as England’s most popular newspaper.

The Unstitute deterritorialises Page 3 in the [dis]Corporate Bodies project. We invite you to come and chew on some of the most exciting discourses on female bodies today...

Featuring works by Blanca Rego, Dawn Woolley, K.E.Wallwork, Banfield-Rees, Laura Plana Gracia, as well as guest practitioners from the Department of Fictions at The Unstitute.

Open Page 3
http://www.theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.3.html