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The Unstitute is an Evolving Interactive Environment: a series of makeshift sites and excavations created in the form of a digital burrow. Built to offer challenges to establishment language and practice, The Unstitute creates and curates multi-media digital projects, manifesto writing-machines and anarchic web-design as well as supporting online residencies and two monthly video channels as a part of the ongoing Participation programme.

With 2,500+ online visitors every month, The Unstitute offers a virtual environment/sandbox for creative experiments/self-empowerment over archaic creative 'Institutions'.

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 Summer of EREHWON + opportunities @ The Unstitute


Dates:
Sat Aug 15, 2015 19:15 - Tue Sep 15, 2015



"the unstitute;

I have noticed that my presence seems to divert the people that habitually pass through the avenues and arcades that I tend to lurk about in. I can see now how I could carve out further territory for myself through the practise of lurking."



This month at The Unstitute...

THE_PROJECTION_ROOM:

Francois Knoetze

CAPE MONGO: VHS | GLASS | METAL | PLASTIC | PAPER


screening from 15th August > 15th September 2015

The Unstitute is pleased to present a collection of 5 videos by prolific South African artist Francois Knoetze from his CAPE MONGO series. The project has been specifically curated to coincide with the EREHWON edition of [dis]Corporate Bodies.

Mongo n. slang. object thrown away and then recovered

Cape Mongo follows the stories of five characters as they journey through the city of Cape Town. Each Mongo character is made from the city’s discarded waste – mythical ‘trash creatures’ which have emerged from the growing dumps of consumer culture. In five short films, the creatures revisit the spaces of their imagined pasts – the locations associated with their material existence and the constitution of their social relations – as if walking against the consumer-driven currents of city. From postmodern shopping malls to the bustling streets of the Bo Kaap to leafy suburbia and desolate shipping-container yards, these characters’ journeys conjure up imagery that touches on some of the historical trajectories that have lead up to the endemic inequality and social alienation which characterises present day Cape Town.


Knoetze's work investigates the relationship between the aesthetics of waste and the glossy facade of consumerism. Through public performance, sculpture and film, his practice explores the nuanced lives of discarded objects and the powerful scope that the indeterminacy of trash allows for reorganisation and redefinition.

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With over 2,500 online visitors every month, The Projection Room at The Unstitute offers a virtual environment for creative experiments and self-empowerment over archaic creative institutions. See who has been selected this month, and find out more about their creative practice. Consider applying to the Participation programme at The Unstitute.

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

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[dis]CORPORATE_BODIES_9

EREHWON
an Evolving [an]Archive

_ongoing_growth_

The 9th edition of [dis]Corporate Bodies exists in a state of becoming. It is EREHWON.

The following assembly for your enjoyment represents 4 months of research and collaboration with 8 superb practitioners across multiple fields and media.

The actual TOPIC of our research is left purposefully vague. Who are WE to tell you what to think? People do so for themselves. To prove it, The Unstitute has employed its most sensitive devices in the production of a roadmap for Artificial Intelligence, known as project GORT.

Nota Bene:

There are many important Twitter #hashtags relevant to the contemporary crisis in race that we can go investigate ourselves; it is recommended that you do so. Join the swarm of voices, hear those who cluster around trends to influence and inflame, vilify and demonise - a great, dischordant symphony of human feeling...

#BlackLivesMatter #ICantBreathe #HandsUpDontShoot

Optimistically,

The Chief Enginer*


The Unstitute is excited to present participating artists: AMELIA JOHANNES (AU), fuZZy face (LINDA STEWART) (SA), DR JAMES LUCHTE (WA), CATHRYN QUAIL (UK) and THE UNSTITUTE / DANIEL O'REILLY (DK/UK)

Enter [dis]Corporate Bodies:
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.9.html

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THE_CUTTING_ROOM:

Muvver Tongue
by THE UNSTITUTE

_temporary_/_superficial_

'Muvver Tongue' is an obscene fragment from the series 'Physis' concerning a couple of bent coppers on a stop and search for anyone not white.

Watch 'Muvver Tongue' at The Cutting Room


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/disCorporate.Bodies.Project.htmll

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/


EVENT

The Unstitute: last chance to see Jenny Vogel + opportunities!


Dates:
Wed Jul 15, 2015 13:05 - Sat Aug 15, 2015



the unstitute;

those who tell us that empathy make us weak are afraid of what we might do about them, were we to get over ourselves and get start getting along...



Last chance to see at The Unstitute...

THE_PROJECTION_ROOM:

Jenny Vogel
The Art of Forgetting


until_15/08/15
!ENDS FRIDAY!

This month The Unstitute continues to present an edifying monthly programme of artists' videos, selected from endless electronic submissions by a series of sensitive machines in the basement. This month, we take great pride to present the meditative digital traces of 'The Art of Forgetting' by Jenny Vogel.

High-resolution photographs of low-resolution encounters, offer a surprisingly intimate reading of a contemporary loneliness. Live streaming video projections of the one-shot-per-second progression of web cameras result in a fireworks-display of light signals as if trying to communicate in some unknown code, some unknown message. Voyeurism and self-induced surveillance through constant online exposure are the desperate desires of participation in the online world, which fails in the colloquial boredom of chat-rooms. News photographs turn the faces of individuals into abstract dots, and the identities of witnesses to wonders are erased through censorship."

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With over 2,000 online visitors every month, The Projection Room at The Unstitute offers a virtual environment for creative experiments and self-empowerment over archaic creative institutions. See who has been selected this month, and find out more about their creative practice. Consider applying to the Participation programme at The Unstitute.

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

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[dis]CORPORATE_BODIES_8

Head Over Heels and Away
an Evolving [an]Archive

_ongoing_growth_

The 8th edition of [dis]Corporate Bodies takes its point of departure from Deleuze and Guattari; “head over heels and away” - referring to modes of escape in their ‘Kafka- Toward a Minor Literature’.

The Unstitute has assembled a group of videos that explore modes of appropriation, re-territorialisation of various archetypes, formal content and context in various urban and digitised environments. The spotlight is on nomadic figures: isolated, roughly cut out and liberated from their routine environments and concerns, these subject-bodies are scrambled and reconstructed into expression-machines and manouvered into actions in new digitized spaces.

This reconstitution enables morphing, organising and deconstructing as if these are figures that are forever escaping context, defying a straight narrative. Scrambled in time and space in the digitised present a multiplicity of new lines of flight - various modes of escape - through new forms of communication and interpretation, foregoing pre-set meanings and signifiers.


The Unstitute is excited to present participating artists: FRANCESCA FINI (Rome, Italy), CATHERINE BIOCCA (Amsterdam, Holland), KAYLE KARBOWSKI (Milwaukee, USA), MANUEL GRANADOS (Barcelona, Spain), MENA EL SHAZLY (Cairo, Egypt), OSCAR DAVID ALVAREZ (Los Angeles, USA)

Enter [dis]Corporate Bodies:
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.8.html

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THE_CUTTING_ROOM:

Soft Time
by The Unstitute

_temporary_/_superficial_

'Soft Time' is an obscene fragment from the project 'Physis'. Completely inert, trapped in a Dali-esque diner, a couple wrestle with the second law of thermodynamics...

Background to the project:

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; a catatonic who never speaks his own mind. Cade was instructed to translate the letters into VideoForm for the purpose of public dissemination.

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/disCorporate.Bodies.Project.htmll

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/



OPPORTUNITY

July new content + opportunities @ The Unstitute


Deadline:
Sat Aug 15, 2015 20:25



THE UNSTITUTE;
these senseless paralinguistic corridors shift from one possible connector to the next in a meaningless, chaotic fashion; this road leads anywhere but to its end.



This month at The Unstitute...

THE_PROJECTION_ROOM:

Jenny Vogel
The Art of Forgetting


screening from_15/07/15_to_15/08/15

This month The Unstitute is proud to present another outstanding video from Jenny Vogel, who featured earlier in the year over in [dis]Corporate Bodies. Vogel's themes develop subtly though the interplay of word, tone and pixel towards a poetics of digital archaeology.

My work explores subjective themes as they are experienced in the age of information. I examine the anxiety of alienation, the desires of communication and a sense of be-longing in a virtual world. These traits, attributed to Romanticism, are dealt with in my work through the lenses of contemporary communication technology, the media and historical preconceptions.

With over 2,000 online visitors every month, The Projection Room at The Unstitute offers a virtual environment for creative experiments and self-empowerment over archaic creative institutions. See who has been selected this month, and find out more about their creative practice. Consider applying to the Participation programme at The Unstitute.

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

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[dis]CORPORATE_BODIES_8

Head Over Heels and Away
an Evolving [an]Archive

_ongoing_growth_

The 8th edition of [dis]Corporate Bodies takes its point of departure from Deleuze and Guattari; “head over heels and away” - referring to modes of escape in ‘Kafka- Toward a Minor Literature’.

The Unstitute has assembled a group of videos that explore modes of appropriation, re-territorialisation of various archetypes, formal content and context in various urban and digitised environments. The spotlight is on nomadic figures: isolated, roughly cut out and liberated from their routine environments and concerns, these subject-bodies are scrambled and reconstructed into expression-machines and manouvered into actions in new digitized spaces.

Featuring works by Francesca Fini (IT), Kayle Karbowski (US), Catherine Biocca (NL), Mena El Shazly (EG), Oscar David Alvarez (US) and Manuel Granados (SP)

Enter [dis]Corporate Bodies:
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.8.html

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THE_CUTTING_ROOM:

Soft Time
by The Unstitute

_temporary_/_superficial_

'Soft Time' is a video for no good reason: just like poor old Jack Pudding. He just went to pieces for no good reason. Poor old feller.

Trapped in the Daliesque diner suspiciously named 'Cafe Reality' on the Old Kent Road (London,) an odd couple drown their sorrows of the increasing entropy creeping into their local neighbourhood, deep inside of a good old cup of tea. Hard physics meets utter tedium.

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/


EVENT

Last chance to see // Oskar Johanson 'On Thames' // The Projection Room


Dates:
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:50 - Wed Jul 15, 2015

Last chance to see...

THE_PROJECTION_ROOM:

Oskar Johanson
On Thames


Until_15/07/15

This month The Unstitute continues to present a monthly programme of artists' videos selected from a variety of open submissions. This month we present a fascinating video 'On Thames' by Oskar Johanson.

On Thames is a short film that follows Sergei Rudenko, a Ukrainian national who believes the City of London Corporation has been secretly transforming the entire Square Mile into a vehicle capable of intercontinental flight.

Oskar Johanson is an artist and writer based in London. He graduated from Goldsmiths with a BA in Fine Art and the History of Art (Dual Honours) in 2013. He is currently studying architecture at the Architectural Association, and is co-editor of the weekly periodical PNYX.

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

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[dis]CORPORATE_BODIES_7

Pause In A Storm
an Evolving [an]Archive

_ongoing_growth_

[dis]Corporate Bodies 7 deals with a punctuated body of Evidence. The Unstitute invites you to the cavernous and well hidden structure of this remote human-made territory called [dis]Corporate Bodies. The most bizarre objections to normalcy and behaviors are presented in this edition for your interactive viewing.

The un-naming 'Pause in a Storm' here carries a precarious meaning, roughly mapped out from the furthest satellite, this collection of works presents a strange constellation; made in the form of an excavation and occupying various planes converging to create a large Existential Body.

The Unstitute is excited to present participating artists: Catherine Biocca (NL), Timothy Geers (USA), Gordon Culshaw (UK), Heidi Hörsturz (Galaxy YoYo, DE), Eden Mitsenmacher (UK/IL), Catalina Ouyang (globally transient), Scott Morrison (AU) and The Institute of Film & Video Studies (DK/UK)

Enter [dis]Corporate Bodies:
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.7.html

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THE_CUTTING_ROOM:

Longbridge
by The Institute of Film & Video Studies

_temporary_/_superficial_

The Institute of Film and Video Studies was a center for Moving Image Research and Radical Archivism, (or MIRRA,) chiefly comprised of an anonymous group of anti-establishment figures that was founded in 2008 in Copenhagen, before being dissolved prematurely in 2010. The Institute was established for the gathering and assembly of video archives from an unscientific perspective, often geared toward the construction of new urban environments.

...Copenhagen, St George’s Day 2008. The Institute of Film and Video Studies produced a documentary about a mysterious case of arson somehow connected to the coincidental encounter of three individuals at the famous landmark of Longbridge. The documentary presents original footage from the only surviving piece of evidence-a video tape recorded by the arsonist who was compiling a video archive spanning years of private surveillance of the citizens of Copenhagen.

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/



EVENT

The Unstitute: visit new virtual worlds


Dates:
Mon Jun 15, 2015 15:40 - Wed Jul 15, 2015

Due to constantly falling plaster from the buildings
multicoloured dust collects in piles
and lines the narrow
passages



This month at The Unstitute...

THE_PROJECTION_ROOM:

Oskar Johanson
On Thames


screening from_15/06/15_to_15/07/15

This month The Unstitute continues to present a monthly programme of artists' videos selected from a variety of open submissions. This month we present a fascinating video 'On Thames' by Oskar Johanson.

On Thames is a short film that follows Sergei Rudenko, a Ukrainian national who believes the City of London Corporation has been secretly transforming the entire Square Mile into a vehicle capable of intercontinental flight.

Oskar Johanson is an artist and writer based in London. He graduated from Goldsmiths with a BA in Fine Art and the History of Art (Dual Honours) in 2013. He is currently studying architecture at the Architectural Association, and is co-editor of the weekly periodical PNYX.

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

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[dis]CORPORATE_BODIES_7

Pause In A Storm
an Evolving [an]Archive

_ongoing_growth_

[dis]Corporate Bodies 7 deals with a punctuated body of Evidence. The Unstitute invites you to the cavernous and well hidden structure of this remote human-made territory called [dis]Corporate Bodies. The most bizarre objections to normalcy and behaviors are presented in this edition for your interactive viewing.

The un-naming 'Pause in a Storm' here carries a precarious meaning, roughly mapped out from the furthest satellite, this collection of works presents a strange constellation; made in the form of an excavation and occupying various planes converging to create a large Existential Body.

The Unstitute is excited to present participating artists: Catherine Biocca (NL), Timothy Geers (USA), Gordon Culshaw (UK), Heidi Hörsturz (Galaxy YoYo, DE), Eden Mitsenmacher (UK/IL), Catalina Ouyang (globally transient), Scott Morrison (AU) and The Institute of Film & Video Studies (DK/UK)

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

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THE_CUTTING_ROOM:

Longbridge
by The Institute of Film & Video Studies

_temporary_/_superficial_

The Institute of Film and Video Studies was a center for Moving Image Research and Radical Archivism, (or MIRRA,) chiefly comprised of an anonymous group of anti-establishment figures that was founded in 2008 in Copenhagen, before being dissolved prematurely in 2010. The Institute was established for the gathering and assembly of video archives from an unscientific perspective, often geared toward the construction of new urban environments.

...Copenhagen, St George’s Day 2008. The Institute of Film and Video Studies produced a documentary about a mysterious case of arson somehow connected to the coincidental encounter of three individuals at the famous landmark of Longbridge. The documentary presents original footage from the only surviving piece of evidence-a video tape recorded by the arsonist who was compiling a video archive spanning years of private surveillance of the citizens of Copenhagen.

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

--------------------------------------------------------

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/