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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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Last chance to see: Illich Castillo at The Unstitute


Dates:
Sun Jun 15, 2014 21:40 - Tue Jul 15, 2014

Illich Castillo (Ecuador)
'TOUCH-Auto-Glitch'

until 15th July

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

There are only two more days remaining to watch Illich Castillo's magnificent video deconstruction piece 'TOUCH-Auto-Glitch' at The Unstitute's online Projection Room.

We would like to invite all curious people to see the extent of Illich's mechanical/digital corruption in his voyage into the distorted world of video.

**We are also delighted to say that Illich has contributed his piece 'The Things' - a weird set of transformations generated in the credit sequence of John Carpenter´s 1982 film "The Thing" - to The Unstitute's permanent collection; and very well worth a watch it is too.

http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.html

Words...

TOUCH-Auto-Glitch is a part of a series that explore an automatic/machinic corruption of a film frame - in the video a singular gesture of a finger pressing down is looped, lifted from the original context of the film narrative; isolated, it becomes a gesture of a mechanic destruction, a corruption of its own image. Manipulated by another gesture of the artist pressing down a pause button on a remote control, this mirroring effect of a mechanic and a manual gesture renders the image unrecognizable, in a sense cancelling them both by transforming figurative into abstract which perverts its own image to completely alter its figurative nature. This ends up becoming something unrecognizable.

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About The Projection Room:

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.

Successful works will be screened for one month. Applicants may send as many works as they like - if selected, they will form part of a month-long roster. Your video/s will be promoted via international web channels.


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Last Days At The Projection Room: Matthew Williamson


Dates:
Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:00 - Sun Jun 15, 2014

Current screening at The Projection Room 'Everything is Cool' by Matthew Williamson is ending on the 15th June. Please come to view this excellent video.

Described once as "epiphanic", Matthew Williamson makes work about the cohesion between the internet and the stuff that used to be called 'real life'. While working mostly with video and animation gifs, his work is focused on the humorous relationships we forge with our machines.

Watch 'Everything is Cool':
http://theunstitute.org/Projection.Room.html

If you would like to participate in the project, submission details are here:
http://theunstitute.org/Screening.Room.Apply.html


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Participation Projects @ The Unstitute + Open Submissions


Dates:
Fri May 16, 2014 10:50 - Sun Jun 15, 2014

Hi.

The Unstitute has been developing and running a variety of open-submission projects as part of the participation programme. We invite you to view the latest excavations.

The Unstitute is an Evolving Interactive Environment which alters territories and adapts its nature according to the proclivity of its workers. Workers are everybody who participates in the construction of The Unstitute.


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The Projection Room: Video Launch

Matthew Williamson
'Everything is Cool'


15th May-15th June

The Unstitute continues to offer monthly screenings of experimental videos online. This month we take pleasure in presenting 'Everything is Cool' by Matthew Williamson.

Described once as "epiphanic", Matthew Williamson makes work about the cohesion between the internet and the stuff that used to be called 'real life'. While working mostly with video and animation gifs, his work is focused on the humorous relationships we forge with our machines.

Watch 'Everything is Cool':
http://theunstitute.org/Projection.Room.html

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[dis]Corporate Bodies:

The Unstitute continues to offer an opportunity for practitioners to contribute towards a radical new form of interactive archive which aims to subvert institutional models: [dis]Corporate Bodies.

The Unstitute has had a lot of excellent submissions and selected a variety of works including multimedia performances, videos, installations and writing now on display in the permanent [dis]Corporate Bodies collection. You are invited to view the project.

If you would like to participate- please click here

We are looking forward to your submissions!

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

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New Project announcement:

The Unstitute is planning to launch a new participatory project this summer and wants you, whoever and wherever you are, to take part in a new online project entitled ‘Vidiot’.

The Unstitute is going to construct a new wing out of your eyes, built upon the architecture of looking. It will be a unique place you can go when you want everyone to look at you, or when you want to feel you are being watched - a sort of vulgar Panopticon for the internet.

Please view full submission details here:
http://theunstitute.org/Vidiot.Eyes.About.html

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New blog at The Unstitute:

You can view and comment on the latest posts from The Unstitute on our Wordpress blog, which includes the latest narratives, videos and images:
http://theunstitute.wordpress.com/


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‘Laundry Day’ by Dakota Gearhart: now showing at The Unstitute


Dates:
Tue Apr 15, 2014 21:50 - Thu May 15, 2014

In the Projection Room this month:

'Laundry Day' by Dakota Gearhart

How often do you see, quite plainly, the bizarre cognitive dissonances unavoidable in a media-saturated environment? Within the first minute of ‘Laundry Day’, this dissonance becomes quite apparent; high-resolution images from the Hubble Space Telescope – digital depictions of stars, galaxies and nebulae – are lovingly caressed by a mouse-pointer as the narrator discusses the nuances of her laundry. Witty, banal, critical, surreal; ‘Laundry Day’ mobilises a myriad of ideas with incredible efficiency. We suggest you watch it for yourselves.

Watch 'Laundry Day':
http://theunstitute.org/Projection.Room.html

About the Projection Room:

The Projection Room at The Unstitute was created to screen challenging, experimental video art from around the world in one online location, accessible anywhere with an internet connection, at no cost. The videos selected are drawn from the peripheries of mainstream visual cultures, where manifold voices incessantly define the boundaries of what can be said through conventional modes of expression. Videos are not selected on the basis of technical merit or aspiration to conventional controls and standards.

Visit The Unstitute:
http://www.theunstitute.org/


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New screenings @ The Unstitute + open submission information


Dates:
Tue Apr 15, 2014 14:10 - Thu May 15, 2014

April @ The Unstitute:

Now showing in the Projection Room:

Dakota Gearhart
'Laundry Day'


15th April-15th May

The Unstitute continues to offer monthly screenings of experimental videos online. This month we take pleasure in presenting the excellent 'Laundry Day' by Dakota Gearhart.

Over time, the macro views of nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters combine with the micro domestic act of washing clothes. As the stoic voice continues to echo observations on its quotidian experiences, the cursor begins to fondly pet the surrounding cosmos creating an erotic sadness of escapism...

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

Apply to the Projection Room:
http://theunstitute.org/Screening.Room.Apply.html

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New avenues in [dis]Corporate Bodies:

The Unstitute continues to offer an opportunity for practitioners to contribute towards a radical new form of interactive archive which aims to subvert institutional models: [dis]Corporate Bodies. We take pleasure to announce our most recent collaborator:

Robert S. LISEK
'Quantum Enigma'


Online video installation

Robert B. LISEK is an artist, mathematician and composer who focuses on systems and processes (computational, biological, social). He is involved in a number of projects focused on radical art strategies, hacktivism and tactical media.

"The Quantum Enigma project poses fundamental questions concerning randomness and computation. Nowadays, many procedures based on simulation of random processes lie at the basis of practical applications in banking, stock market, games, in security systems etc. Main goal of project is generating totally random sequence of numbers by using quantum processes from decay of radioactive materials as Thorium. This sequence is great cryptographic key that can not be break by any intelligence agency."

Watch Quantum Enigma:
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.html

Apply to [dis]Corporate Bodies:
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.Project.html