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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.

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THE UNSTITUTE presents Jorge Catoni: 'Developing Nation' - WATCH ONLINE NOW


Dates:
Tue Dec 16, 2014 22:50 - Thu Jan 15, 2015

This month in the Projection Room at The Unstitute

JORGE CATONI
'Developing Nation'


15th December - 15th January

The Unstitute continues to offer free monthly screenings of experimental videos online. This month we take great pleasure in presenting
'Developing Nation' ('País en vías de desarrollo' 2013)
by Chilean artist Jorge Catoni.

"Taped around 'La Vega Central' (open market. Santiago, Chile) About how dance invisible is this reality, how wander in circles… Jorge Catoni works in multiple media, including painting, graphics, video art and experimental music."

'Developing Nation' presents a montage of living vignettes, of pasted-together subworlds and rejects, derelicts and conflagrations, as though an irruption/flourishing in the southern heart of Santiago had engulfed this modern, high-tech city, accelerated the rate of entropy in the interconnecting neighbourhoods. Catoni's observations are highly sensitive, both everyday and unimpressive like the bulk of our everyday lives, yet they inflict resonant images on the retina - a sort of video-graffiti or poetic economy of means. Come and see for yourself...

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

About:

The Projection Room at The Unstitute was created to show experimental video art. Works are selected on the basis of their ability to provoke thought, reaction and engagement on the visual, audible and conceptual levels, whether in a positive or negative fashion. Videos are not selected on the basis of technical merit or aspiration to conventional standards.

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"Only the principle of multiple entrances prevents the introduction of the enemy."

Burrow logic (Deleuze on Kafka)

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Did you know that The Unstitute has a blog over at WordPress where the freshest machinations are published direct from the Department of Fictions?

Find out more...
http://theunstitute.wordpress.com/

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Like our Facebook page and join the burrow network...
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EVENT

LAST CHANCE TO SEE...@THE UNSTITUTE & CALL FOR VIDEOS


Dates:
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:10 - Mon Dec 15, 2014

Last chance to see:

NICHOLAS MORTIMER's video 'Duty to Act' at the Projection Room, The Unstitute
Until 15th December

The Unstitute continues to offer monthly screenings of experimental videos online. This month we take pleasure in presenting the extraordinary DIY warzone 'Duty to Act' by artist Nicholas Mortimer.

Watch 'Duty to Act': http://theunstitute.org/Projection.Room.html

‘Duty to Act’ shows a hobbyist’s response to the world of broadcast television and past cinematic techniques married with a domesticated DIY pursuit that reflects on today’s implosion of socially mediated news casting. We are witness to a confused interpretation of the production and consumption of personal and mass media, forming a cyclical and closed system in an anonymous living room. The historically loaded script becomes a document that examines the role of rhetoric and political speeches as a form of linguistic technology, something which aids the design of ideologies, emotions and culture.

With our changing relationship to a media environment that sees art imitate life, and vice versa, our understanding of reality is in reference to a vast array of fictional scenarios, persuasive techniques and the careful translation of real world events.

‘Duty to Act’ is a layered approach to representing the ambivalence found in real life news events and their fictional counterparts. By constructing a character who presents an elaborate set of simulations, an overloaded environment emerges that questions our relationship to the projections of fact and fiction, in addition to interpretations of current issues surrounding the politics of terror attacks and their management in all media.


Read more: http://theunstitute.org/Screening.Room.Now.Showing.html

If you would like to have your video work considered for a month long online screening: http://theunstitute.org/Screening.Room.Apply.html

Submissions are free!

View past participants at The Projection Room: http://theunstitute.org/Screening.Room.Archive.html


EVENT

Nicholas Mortimer & Jonathan Trayner @ The Unstitute


Dates:
Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:40 - Mon Dec 15, 2014

The Projection Room: Video Launch

NICHOLAS MORTIMER
'Duty to Act'


15th November - 15th December

The Unstitute continues to offer monthly screenings of experimental videos online. This month we take pleasure in presenting the extraordinary DIY warzone 'Duty to Act' by artist Nicholas Mortimer.

Watch 'Duty to Act': http://theunstitute.org/Projection.Room.html

‘Duty to Act’ shows a hobbyist’s response to the world of broadcast television and past cinematic techniques married with a domesticated DIY pursuit that reflects on today’s implosion of socially mediated news casting. We are witness to a confused interpretation of the production and consumption of personal and mass media, forming a cyclical and closed system in an anonymous living room. The historically loaded script becomes a document that examines the role of rhetoric and political speeches as a form of linguistic technology, something which aids the design of ideologies, emotions and culture.

With our changing relationship to a media environment that sees art imitate life, and vice versa, our understanding of reality is in reference to a vast array of fictional scenarios, persuasive techniques and the careful translation of real world events.

‘Duty to Act’ is a layered approach to representing the ambivalence found in real life news events and their fictional counterparts. By constructing a character who presents an elaborate set of simulations, an overloaded environment emerges that questions our relationship to the projections of fact and fiction, in addition to interpretations of current issues surrounding the politics of terror attacks and their management in all media.

Read more: http://theunstitute.org/Screening.Room.Now.Showing.html

If you would like to have your video work considered for a month long online screening: http://theunstitute.org/Screening.Room.Apply.html

Submissions are free!

View past participants at The Projection Room: http://theunstitute.org/Screening.Room.Archive.html

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[dis]Corporate Bodies: New participant

JONATHAN TRAYNER
'Transitional Phase'

Watch 'Transitional Phase'
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.2.html

The Unstitute is proud to present the video ‘Transitional Phase’ by Jonathan Trayner. It has been included in the permanent archive ‘[dis]Corporate Bodies’.

Three interlinking subjects; a man shaving his head in front of a stove, the same man with an ape mask dancing alone on a beach, and a gorilla in a zoo enclosure are woven together to suggest a story of human alienation from nature. Continuing the tradition of silent cinema the narrative is provided by inter-titles with musical accompaniment provided by Bill Kenny of Kleinzeit and Men of Good Fortune.

About the [dis]Corporate Bodies Project and submission details: http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.Project.html

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EVENT

The Neo-Noir Audience; join the experiment at The Unstitute


Dates:
Sun Oct 26, 2014 15:05 - Thu Nov 26, 2015

The Unstitute is currently working in conjuction with Professor Bettany Unction to bring to you an exclusive online portal into the Evolving Interactive Environment known locally as "...drifting towards (x)"

We cannot say if this portal opens onto a parallel dimension, but what we can say is that the territories explored in this virtual Environment are very similar to a place in our dimension known as 'London'.

But there is one thing this supra-dimensional London lacks - inhabitants. It requires the semi-presence of virtual, networked inhabitants. Inhabitants in avatars. A Neo-Noir Audience.

To join this growing commmunity inside our virtual reality, The Unstitute invites you to connect to this alternate dimension via Facebook by clicking 'Like'.

Do so here...https://www.facebook.com/TheUnstitute


OPPORTUNITY

Josh Weissbach @The Unstitute + project opportunity


Deadline:
Wed Dec 31, 2014 15:20

[dis]Corporate Bodies: New participant

JOSH WEISSBACH
'106 River Road'


The Unstitute is proud to present the video ‘106 River Road’ by Josh Weissbach. It has been included in the permanent archive ‘[dis]Corporate Bodies’.

Employing experimental and nonfiction filmmaking techniques, the entirety of my cinematic project examines themes of spatial wonderment. Originally, I focused on the tenuous relationship between the intimate and the uncanny within domestic space. Central to this process was an investigation of the visual agency of the built form and the manner in which it implicated a history of familial trauma. In my recent work, such as the latest installments of my ongoing series The Addresses, there has been a subversion of the built form. I have also begun to also begun to consider natural spaces that are defined by the vitality of matter and its transfer of force. In much of my work, I have explored formal strategies that alter the composition of a frame physically constituted by film grain. Lately, this approach has shifted, placing an emphasis on the texture of video pixels within appropriated, digital imagery.

Josh Weissbach is an American experimental filmmaker. He currently lives in a house next to an abandoned village in Moodus, Connecticut with his wife, daughter, and three cats. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as his Bachelor of Arts in Film-Video Production, Photography, and Cuban Studies from Hampshire College. In 2013, he co-founded Microlights, a screening house specializing in avant-garde film and video based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has shown his 16mm films and digital videos in film festivals, microcinemas, and galleries domestically and internationally.

About the [dis]Corporate Bodies Project and submission details: http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.Project.html

Follow The Unstitute on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheUnstitute