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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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Tim Miller @ The Unstitute + exhibition opportunities


Dates:
Thu Oct 16, 2014 14:00 - Sat Nov 15, 2014

The Projection Room: Video Launch

TIM MILLER
'Interview in Progress'

15th October - 15th November


The Unstitute continues to offer monthly screenings of experimental videos online. This month we take pleasure in presenting the fantastic in-depth situational study 'Interview in Progress' by London-based artist Tim Miller.

Watch 'Interview in Progress': http://theunstitute.org/Projection.Room.html

‘Interview in Progress’ constitutes documentation of a training model developed in collaboration with a role-play training company that examines the construction and commodification of the self within job interview scenarios. Through the medium of film, a forum-theatre training performance is played out as a potential manual for re-scripting behaviour. Actors, acting out the possible realities of audience participants, on-stage, objectify and display increasingly dramatised answers as responses to standard job interview questions, aided by a panel of screenwriters.
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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Last chance to see...Stephen Broomer online @ The Unstitute_.


Dates:
Mon Sep 15, 2014 22:40 - Wed Oct 15, 2014

The Projection Room: last chance to see

STEPHEN BROOMER
'Christ Church - Saint James'


15th September- 15th October

This is your last opportunity to watch the beautiful decay of Stephen Broomer's 'Christ Church - Saint James' (2014) over at The Unstitute. It's online, so all you have to do is just follow the link below to watch time condense, unpack, contort...

"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."

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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"...drifting towards (x)" an Evolving Interactive Environment @ The Unstitute


Dates:
Wed Oct 08, 2014 13:35 - Thu Dec 31, 2015

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"The filthy carcass of London is still twitching spasmodically. It jerks about like something is still alive inside it, even though everything else has stopped. Everything else has stopped."


David Cameron PM



On the occasion of the passing of the Rubbish Act, 2013, only two Members of Parleyament voted on the bill - The Chancellor Mr Osborne, (who has been sleeping rough on the back benches with several other refugees,) and Mr Cameron himself, who has the only remaining firearm.

Severe rubbish drifts prevented any other Members of Parleyament from gaining access to the House, and therefore the only people to know of the new law's existence are the people still trapped inside the Lower Chamber, like a pocket of methane expelled from a dead body.

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"My addiction to following pieces of litter around as they are blown to and fro in the wind often overtakes my walks these days, to the point where I usually cannot tell if I really am the author of my own movements, or whether I follow some long caravan of garbage on its meaningless journey from one dusty corner to the next. Today is no different."


CADE, journal extract


Would you like to read more?
http://theunstitute.org/drifting_pages/xCADE.A.Topography.html

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"See things from the right angle"




"My bed seems to have developed some kind of gravitational or electromagnetic field all of a sudden, because I just cannot get out of it. It only started yesterday I think, but it feels I’ve been stranded here for aeons…a bit like those statues on Easter Island. I’ve tried climbing out, fold by fold, but my desperate struggles just seem to erode the chance of ever being set free..."


Dolly, victim of Evelina Mansions Housing Association SE5


Would you like to read more?
http://theunstitute.org/drifting_pages/Drifting.Evelina.Mansions.html

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"Shuffling myself into a spit-ridden corner where I might keep out of the vicious flows and undercurrents passing through the street, I decide to put the toilet under observation."


CADE, journal entry



Would you like to read more?
http://theunstitute.org/drifting_pages/xThe.Waste.Land.html

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"Bird"




Dealing with the city as corpus, CADE explicitly approaches the breakdown of the normal functioning of the metropolis through the digestive tract, examining much as a doctor would the waste products of this body for signs of illness or disturbance.

In CADE’s notes, he explicitly makes the following assertion:

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"The health of the whole state can be ascertained by its attitude towards
rubbish"



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Chief Curator Prof. Bettany Unction

"In conversation
with CADE"





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EVENT

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


EVENT

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