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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: Feminist_Discourse_Today


Dates:
Fri Jan 16, 2015 22:05 - Sun Feb 15, 2015


This month at The Unstitute we present the Page 3 Feminist Takeover...


THE_PROJECTION_ROOM:

Kayleigh O'Keefe

'Flabzilla'


15/01/2015 _ 15/02/2015

Kayleigh O'Keefe is a contemporary artist engaging with themes of body confidence, identity and alienation through performance and film. She has collaborated with artists, filmmakers and non-performers, produced and directed immersive live art events for the Pink Bear Club and distributed her performance art videos to an online audience.

Flabzilla subverts the concept of the monstrous fatty and plays with common perceptions of an ‘othered’ physique. A morbidly obese behemoth rises from the sea and uses her body mass to attack the city of London, which is built entirely from cardboard and packaging tape. Treading a fine line between grotesque and sex, weighty flesh and physical power clash with intricately crafted landmarks until all is destroyed.

Watch 'Flabzilla'
http://www.theunstitute.org/Projection.Room.html



[dis]CORPORATE_BODIES:
Undermining_the_Institution


Page 3

In England, the tabloid newspaper ‘The Sun’ maintains the daily institution of showing soft-core pornographic images of topless women on Page 3 – often right next to images of death, disaster and horror – a recipe which might account for its status as England’s most popular newspaper.

The Unstitute deterritorialises Page 3 in the [dis]Corporate Bodies project. We invite you to come and chew on some of the most exciting discourses on female bodies today...

Featuring works by Blanca Rego, Dawn Woolley, K.E.Wallwork, Banfield-Rees, Laura Plana Gracia, as well as guest practitioners from the Department of Fictions at The Unstitute.

Open Page 3
http://www.theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.3.html


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LAST CHANCE TO SEE: Jorge Catoni / CALL FOR APPLICATIONS


Dates:
Tue Jan 13, 2015 20:25 - Thu Jan 15, 2015

The Projection Room: last chance to see

JORGE CATONI
'Developing Nation'

Until 15th January 2015

"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.

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

Submissions are free!


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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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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


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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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