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The Unstitute is an Evolving Interactive Environment: a series of makeshift sites and excavations created in the form of a digital burrow. Built to offer challenges to establishment language and practice, The Unstitute creates and curates multi-media digital projects, manifesto writing-machines and anarchic web-design as well as supporting online residencies and two monthly video channels as a part of the ongoing Participation programme.

With 2,500+ online visitors every month, The Unstitute offers a virtual environment/sandbox for creative experiments/self-empowerment over archaic creative 'Institutions'.

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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EVENT

The Unstitute: visit new virtual worlds...


Dates:
Tue Feb 17, 2015 18:15 - Sun Feb 15, 2015

Howdy!

Following our terrific feminist takeover last month, (which can still be viewed here) we are proud to announce that a new screening room has been opened to showcase video works which have either evolved right here in the domestic quarters of The Unstitute, or submitted to us by undisclosed foreign operatives and nomads. This new development will permit the cross-pollination of imaginations across the wide variety, and yet simple consistency, of works we have gathered together for your edification.

To celebrate digging out this new opening, (and as an excuse to make new things,) The Projection Room has undergone extensive aesthetic reconstruction to complement this month's group of participants, selected to present their work to the Wide, Wide World.

Daniel & Marianna

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THE_PROJECTION_ROOM:

Paul Remund
Hill of Crosses


screening from 15/02/15 to 15/03/15

Hill of Crosses is film that blindly guides you through a space between solitude and the feverish discovery of the self. Two wanderers imprisoned by their silence discover movement as a means of finding their voice.

It is a trans-Atlantic collaboration meeting at an in between place. This experimental film documents a journey through the Baltic's discovering abandoned and sacred places and delving into the freedom of loneliness. A series of performance rituals of the body in response to space are played out to a dreamlike and eerie sound score.

Watch Hill of Crosses
http://theunstitute.org/Projection.Room.html

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[dis]CORPORATE_BODIES:

Undermining the Institution
an Evolving [An]archive

_ongoing_growth_

The Unstitute brings place, presence, contiguity and movement into focus this month in our ongoing collaborative archive '[dis]Corporate Bodies'. These works bear trace suggestions of possibilities arising out of particular environments, where walls may both contain a person and exclude them at the same time, where spaces may be made discontiguous by cutting and then sutured together to make new spaces bound by a simple thread.

Featuring works by Thomas Kuijpers (NL), Mark Salvatus (PH), Lara Jacoski (TH), Dominik Ritszel (PL), Aaron Tan (UK) and Leonard Kuipers(NL).
You can further read about the artists by following the Collaborators link on the page.

Open Page 4
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.4.html


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NEW: THE_CUTTING_ROOM:

Blackmail
by The Unstitute

_temporary_/_superficial_

The Unstitute is proud to announce a new extension - The Cutting Room - where we'll be presenting a monthly programme of videos engineered by special devices kept somewhere in the poorly-known Department of Fictions at The Unstitute; a place where no-one ever goes. In conjunction with the submissions made via the Participation programme, we hope to guide your attention to more complex interactions within the [an]Archives created here at The Unstitute.

This month we are showing 'Blackmail' (2008)

"Blackmail is the second part of a collaborative project which documents an ongoing quest for attaining personal/existential freedom by exploring the idea of ‘inexchangeable inwardness’ through the example of the architectural uncanny. Examining how the concept of action within the constructed reality of the video can be manifested, the concept of ‘outside and inside’ is explored suggesting that inner reality can only be perceived by the subject and inferred by those perceiving it as only a possibility."

Watch Blackmail
http://theunstitute.org/Cutting.Room.html


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Participate:
Our growth responds to your input


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 the adaptation of our environment.

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


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EVENT

The Unstitute: visit new virtual worlds...


Dates:
Tue Feb 17, 2015 18:15 - Sun Feb 15, 2015

Howdy!

Following our terrific feminist takeover last month, (which can still be viewed here) we are proud to announce that a new screening room has been opened to showcase video works which have either evolved right here in the domestic quarters of The Unstitute, or submitted to us by undisclosed foreign operatives and nomads. This new development will permit the cross-pollination of imaginations across the wide variety, and yet simple consistency, of works we have gathered together for your edification.

To celebrate digging out this new opening, (and as an excuse to make new things,) The Projection Room has undergone extensive aesthetic reconstruction to complement this month's group of participants, selected to present their work to the Wide, Wide World.

Daniel & Marianna

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THE_PROJECTION_ROOM:

Paul Remund
Hill of Crosses


screening from 15/02/15 to 15/03/15

Hill of Crosses is film that blindly guides you through a space between solitude and the feverish discovery of the self. Two wanderers imprisoned by their silence discover movement as a means of finding their voice.

It is a trans-Atlantic collaboration meeting at an in between place. This experimental film documents a journey through the Baltic's discovering abandoned and sacred places and delving into the freedom of loneliness. A series of performance rituals of the body in response to space are played out to a dreamlike and eerie sound score.

Watch Hill of Crosses
http://theunstitute.org/Projection.Room.html

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[dis]CORPORATE_BODIES:

Undermining the Institution
an Evolving [An]archive

_ongoing_growth_

The Unstitute brings place, presence, contiguity and movement into focus this month in our ongoing collaborative archive '[dis]Corporate Bodies'. These works bear trace suggestions of possibilities arising out of particular environments, where walls may both contain a person and exclude them at the same time, where spaces may be made discontiguous by cutting and then sutured together to make new spaces bound by a simple thread.

Featuring works by Thomas Kuijpers (NL), Mark Salvatus (PH), Lara Jacoski (TH), Dominik Ritszel (PL), Aaron Tan (UK) and Leonard Kuipers(NL).
You can further read about the artists by following the Collaborators link on the page.

Open Page 4
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.4.html


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NEW: THE_CUTTING_ROOM:

Blackmail
by The Unstitute

_temporary_/_superficial_

The Unstitute is proud to announce a new extension - The Cutting Room - where we'll be presenting a monthly programme of videos engineered by special devices kept somewhere in the poorly-known Department of Fictions at The Unstitute; a place where no-one ever goes. In conjunction with the submissions made via the Participation programme, we hope to guide your attention to more complex interactions within the [an]Archives created here at The Unstitute.

This month we are showing 'Blackmail' (2008)

"Blackmail is the second part of a collaborative project which documents an ongoing quest for attaining personal/existential freedom by exploring the idea of ‘inexchangeable inwardness’ through the example of the architectural uncanny. Examining how the concept of action within the constructed reality of the video can be manifested, the concept of ‘outside and inside’ is explored suggesting that inner reality can only be perceived by the subject and inferred by those perceiving it as only a possibility."

Watch Blackmail
http://theunstitute.org/Cutting.Room.html


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Participate:
Our growth responds to your input


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 the adaptation of our environment.

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


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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


EVENT

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!


EVENT

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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Find out more...
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