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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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EVENT

The Unstitute: Online Projection Room


Dates:
Sun Sep 15, 2013 21:25 - Tue Oct 15, 2013

Screening #1

Dawn Woolley


'Encounters' (15th September - 1st October)
'Homo Bulla'(1st October - 15th October)

My artistic practice encompasses photography, video, installation and performance. I use photographs of objects and people to question issues of artificiality and idealisation. The artwork forms an enquiry into the act of looking and being looked at. Referring to psychoanalysis, phenomenology and feminism I examine my own experience of becoming an object of sight and also consider the experience the viewer has when looking at me as a female, and a photographic object. Voyeurism and exhibitionism intertwine as I attempt to disrupt relationships of power in purposefully provocative scenes.

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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.

Future Projection Room screenings include Rebecca LaMarre, FUTURE DEATH TOLL, Mladen Stropnik, Dawn Nye and more to be announced...

If you would like to apply for a screening in the Projection Room, please visit http://theunstitute.org/Screening.Room.Apply.html


OPPORTUNITY

Open Submission at The Unstitute: [dis]Corporate Bodies


Deadline:
Tue Dec 31, 2013 17:55

PROJECT: (dis)Corporate Bodies
(Undermining the Institution)

Introduction

The Unstitute is offering an opportunity for practitioners to contribute towards a radical new form of interactive archive which aims to subvert the notion of 'The Institution'.

Proposal

The Unstitute proposes to forge new connections in anti-establishment thought and practise in its new interactive archive: [dis]Corporate Bodies. Individuals and groups are invited to create new works or select existing works which respond to the theme 'Under-Mining the Institution' - an activity which could involve plans, excavations, extractions, subversions, criticisms - by selecting an institution and actively mining the fabric upon which its 'institutional' structure rests. This could take the form of creating a subversive 'clone' of the target institution, a direct attack against an institution, an institutional satire or critique - the brief is only limited by the imagination and interest of the participants. Works can be of any kind - photographs, drawings, texts, plans, maps, audio, videos, diagrams, stories, games - so long as they can be presented in a HTML webpage.

Upon receipt of these responses to the brief, archivists at The Unstitute will piece-together these deterritorialised fragments into an interactive labyrinth which can be navigated and explored by visitors, deep in the underground recesses of The Unstitute's burrow-like structure.

How to apply

To take part in this experiment, please send a brief description of how your work responds to the brief and send works/links to works to theunstitute@gmail.com. This is an ongoing open call with no closing date, and applicants may submit as many works as they wish. The selection criteria will be defined by your contributions, and will only come into being as the archive develops. If selected, your contribution will be credited and will form part of a rhizomatic structure embedded inside The Unstitute and promoted as part of our ongoing activity.

The Unstitute offers no financial support to contributors. The edifice exists only in temporary, dynamic structures which cluster, shift and concentrate according to the drive of contributors to experiment with establishment ideas. It exists as a defensive stronghold within the Internet.

The Unstitute
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OPPORTUNITY

Call for video works at The Unstitute


Deadline:
Thu Oct 31, 2013 23:00

The Unstitute would like to invite you to view and apply to the new Participatory Project - the Projection Room at The Unstitute.

Please navigate to The Unstitute to apply:
http://theunstitute.org/ Go through the Participation door and into the Projection Room. For more information and details to apply click on the corresponding button inside the Projection Room.

The Projection Room project is being launched with a video by The Unstitute entitled 'Radical Atheism: an approach'. Click on the play button to watch this virtual lecture and read about it in the 'Now screening' section.


EVENT

The Unstitute: last chance to see online...


Dates:
Mon Jun 17, 2013 15:20 - Thu Jun 20, 2013

Clear As Mud/Lustig Weil

"Sub-Curation"

7th March - 20th June 2013

The final residency in the Tovarisch series (2011-2013) concludes this Thursday 20th June. If you haven't already browsed through the exhibition proposals 'Skanking on the Information Superhighway' or seen the videos 'Olaf the Reasonable Swedish Deity' or 'The Institutional Building; a keystone in our thinking and behaviour', then please click through before all the work is condemned to the rubbish-heap of international finance.

To enter, click the link and navigate to the Tovarisch portal http://www.theunstitute.org/

*NEWS*

The Unstitute is undergoing redevelopment works until autumn 2013. The building will be open to visitors throughout the redesign.

Watch this space for details of our new residency scheme 'Spatio-Mnemonic' launching in mid-September, which will consist in a number of permanent architectural installations. If you would like details on how to apply, please email theunstitute@gmail.com to submit yourself to the rigor of process.

Drifting towards (x)...

The Unstitute is curating a vast new video archive which documents the War of London which happened in secret in 2012 and involved a total breakdown of civic order and civilized behaviour in the Metropolitan area. A new wing is being developed to house this invaluable and unique archive which will be fully interactive to viewers, providing a personal insight into a city-wide crisis.

You can watch samples of documentary footage by clicking through the links below:

Muvver Tongue
2013
https://vimeo.com/64841314

Slot-Machine Wife
2013
https://vimeo.com/66199517

Current project

The Unstitute is participating in 'Noise Intercepted' - an global audio research project of the urban environment. Click through to hear some sounds. http://thenoiseproject.net/author/theunstitute/

The Noise Project is a curatorial initiative produced by Labspace Studio.

Labspace Studio is a hybrid art house and creative agency based in Toronto, Canada.



OPPORTUNITY

Final Tovarisch Residency at The Unstitute/CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS


Deadline:
Sat Jun 01, 2013 14:55

Please here watch short the documentary of 'Olaf the Reasonable Swedish Deity'. This film is funded by LustigWeil, current residents at The Unstitute.

http://olafthereasonabledeity.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/valkomna-alla-brevbarare-fans-welcome.html?spref=fb

If you would care to make the submission of your own project to LustigWeil, Arts Adminstration Specialists, please to go to see the existing works in some glory @ www.theunstitute.org and go through the door labelled 'TOVARISCH' and make the submissions please.

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