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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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New content now online @ The Unstitute


Dates:
Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:05 - Wed Oct 15, 2014

The Unstitute is proud to present two new participants who are helping to eek out the underground territories of The Unstitute...

This month in the Projection Room:

Stephen Broomer
'Christ Church - Saint James'


15th September - 15th October

The Unstitute continues to offer its curated monthly screening of open-submission works in video. This month, we are pleased to introduce Stephen Broomer, who was one of our earliest candidates in the history of these screenings. We are very pleased to have the opportunity to screen this wonderful short video.

In the spring of 1998, Christ Church – Saint James, an historic black church in Toronto’s Little Italy, was destroyed by arson. All that remained were walls and a pit, and over subsequent years, the site was overtaken with graffiti. This film has taken on the layered form of the site itself, the space and its surfaces becoming tangled and multiple, the grid of a stone-filled window giving geometric form to simultaneously occurring images of concrete, nature, waste, paint, and sky.

Watch 'Christ Church - Saint James'
http://theunstitute.org/Projection.Room.html

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New contributor to [dis]Corporate Bodies:

Anna FC Smith
'Against the Dark'


'Against The Dark' uses contemporary footage of residual British customs from the period of Samhain (the Celtic term for the Autumn and Winter period). The festivities include multiple Bonfire Nights, Halloween, Allendale Tar Barrelling and a number of mumming plays. These rituals are residual acts of ancient folk rites performed to fight back against the literal darkness of the winter and the perceived dark evils thought to rise at that turning point of the year. The mass of these acts demonstrates the audacity and impudence of humanity in the face of literal and psychological darkness of night.

Watch 'Against the Dark'
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.2.html

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The Unstitute's blog:

All the latest archival work undertaken at The Unstitute is posted on our new blog, which can be found here.

Raw materials are presented for assisted speculation as to what they might mean. You can help in the ongoing interpretation of materials by contributing your own valuable comments.

The Unstitute has many highly sensitive writing machines in the Propaganda Department, and your feedback does affect their performance.

Read the blog:
http://theunstitute.wordpress.com/

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Participate in The Unstitute's process:

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 is offering a variety of open-submission projects as part of the participation programme. We would like to invite you to get involved in transforming the architecture of The Unstitute.

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


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Last chance to see...Sandra Fruebing@The Unstitute


Dates:
Fri Aug 15, 2014 17:55 - Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Projection Room: last chance to see

SANDRA FRUEBING
'The Individual's Pursuit'

15th August - 15th September

You only have a matter of hours to watch Sandra Fruebing's sequence of urban video transgressions at The Unstitute, so please come on over to find out exactly why it was selected for screening.

The Individual’s Pursuit by Sandra Fruebing is the creation of a narrative based on a character whose quest is to inhabit an in-between space as an exploration of borders and boundaries. The personal desire to walk along the edge of water and earth, where both elements meet, is becoming a strong desire- almost an obsession. Specially designed apparatus and physical training exercises will be employed in an attempt to fulfill the desire. The project challenges our perception of what is accepted as normal and questions common sense. It looks at how borders in a physical and philosophical way create our definition of identity and reality.

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

Participate in The Unstitute's projects:

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 transforming the architecture of The Unstitute. The link to apply is below:

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


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SANDRA FRUEBING & JAMES LUCHTE at The Unstitute + Opportunities


Dates:
Fri Aug 15, 2014 14:15 - Mon Sep 15, 2014

August at The Unstitute sees the next installment in our online video screening series with the brilliantly awkward urban visual essay by Sandra Fruebing, and an exclusive essay on Nietzsche by renowned scholar James Luchte...

1. Screening in the Projection Room:

SANDRA FRUEBING
'The Individual's Pursuit'
http://theunstitute.org/Projection.Room.html

15th August - 15th September

The Unstitute continues to offer monthly screenings of experimental videos online. This month we take pleasure in presenting a video by Sandra Fruebing 'The Individual's Pursuit'.

"The Individual’s Pursuit by Sandra Fruebing is the creation of a narrative based on a character whose quest is to inhabit an in-between space as an exploration of borders and boundaries. The personal desire to walk along the edge of water and earth, where both elements meet, is becoming a strong desire- almost an obsession. Specially designed apparatus and physical training exercises will be employed in an attempt to fulfill the desire. The project challenges our perception of what is accepted as normal and questions common sense. It looks at how borders in a physical and philosophical way create our definition of identity and reality."

2. [dis]Corporate Bodies: New participant

JAMES LUCHTE
The Wreckage of Stars: Nietzsche and the Ecstasy of Poetry
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.2.html

The Unstitute is proud to present the essay ‘The Wreckage of Stars: Nietzsche and the Ecstasy of Poetry’ by Dr James Luchte – available in English for the first time. It has been included in the permanent archive ‘[dis]Corporate Bodies’.

The essay artfully argues against the scholastic traditions of Western academia, the creation of the modern ‘theoretical man’ and the philosophical ‘spectator’, and explores the challenging alternatives presented in Nietzsche’s ‘Thus Spoke Zarathustra’.

Dr Luchte is an expatriate American philosopher, author and poet who has lived in the United Kingdom since 1995. He is on the Board of Advisers of the Nietzsche Circle based in New York. This essay, available in English for the first time, was originally published in the Chinese Social Science Quarterly in 2011.

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


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Last chance to see...@The Unstitute & Call for videos


Dates:
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:05 - Sat Aug 16, 2014


Last day to see OCUSONIC 'A Diamond Forms Under Pressure' video at The Projection Room, The Unstitute.

Screening until 15th August

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

A Diamond Forms Under Pressure, is an anomaly existing somewhere between experimental film and music video. An improvised electronic soundtrack drives proprietary software, which analyses the audio’s frequency content and generates a cogent synchronous image in real-time. Frequencies push and pull against each other stabilising or agitating the central image.

The Unstitute continues to offer monthly screenings of experimental videos online, if you would like to apply to this project please follow the link: http://theunstitute.org/Screening.Room.Apply.html

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'The Wreckage of Stars': Dr James Luchte @ The Unstitute


Dates:
Wed Aug 06, 2014 13:15 - Thu Aug 06, 2015

The Unstitute is proud to present the essay 'The Wreckage of Stars: Nietzsche and the Ecstasy of Poetry' by Dr James Luchte - available in English for the first time. It has been included in the permanent archive '[dis]Corporate Bodies'.

The essay artfully argues against the scholastic traditions of Western academia, the creation of the modern 'theoretical man' and the philosophical 'spectator', and explores the challenging alternatives presented in Nietzsche's 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra'.

Read the full essay here: http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.2.html

Dr Luchte is an expatriate American philosopher, author and poet who has lived in the United Kingdom since 1995. He is on the Board of Advisers of the Nietzsche Circle based in New York. This essay, available in English for the first time, was originally published in the Chinese Social Science Quarterly in 2011.