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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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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.


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OCUSONIC at The Unstitute + open submissions


Dates:
Tue Jul 15, 2014 17:10 - Fri Aug 15, 2014

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The Projection Room - Video Launch:

OCUSONIC

'A Diamond Forms Under Pressure'
15th July-15th August

The Unstitute continues to offer monthly screenings of experimental videos online. This month we take pleasure in presenting 'A Diamond Forms Under Pressure' by Irish artist and composer OCUSONIC.

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.


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About The Projection Room

The Projection Room at The Unstitute was created to show experimental video art online. 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 at The Unstitute. 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.

The Unstitute is currently seeking submissions for its 2015-16 season, but there may be also the opportunity to exhibit as part of a group screening in the nearer future.

If you would like to apply, please send a link to your video/s to 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.