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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Toby Tatum at the Projection Room

Sat Feb 15, 2014 15:05 - Sat Mar 15, 2014

New content at The Unstitute:

Now showing in the Projection Room

Toby Tatum
'The Secluded Grove'

15th February-15th March
The Unstitute continues to offer monthly screenings of experimental videos. This month we take pleasure in presenting 'The Secluded Grove' by Toby Tatum.

"A pastoral dream-zone of autumnal forests and dark abiding groves conjured with the hallucinatory intensity of a death-bed reverie"


Current Residency at The Unstitute:

Iain Rayner


Iain Rayner's 3 months residency continues: please view Iain's latest materials, videos and poetry and take an opportunity to make your own object by downloading and assembling artist's cut-out design at the Residency Blog.

The Residency continues until 15th April 2014


New on display in [dis]Corporate Bodies:

Darryl Lauster
The Samuel Gray Society

"The Samuel Gray Society is an autofictional project inspired, in part, by the increasing level of scholarship and activity in the field of Micro-history paired with the increasing level of established journalistic bias and partisan revisionism embedded in our modern media."


New participant at The Unstitute:

Aaron Austin-Glen

'Latitude 25.1971 Longitude 55.2741' - a view from the tallest building can now be viewed from Vidiot.

The Vidiot project connects windows from around the world through which visitors to The Unstitute can look out onto different everyday scenes through their browser window. The Unstitute invites submissions of 3 minute videos from windows. Please view submission details here. The work will remain permanently on display at The Unstitute.


View all current opportunities at The Unstitute:



The Unstitute: [dis]Corporate Bodies Project Launch and call for submissions

Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:50 - Tue Feb 04, 2014

[dis]Corporate Bodies: Undermining the Institution

[dis]Corporate Bodies - a radical new form of interactive archive which aims to subvert the notion of 'The Institution' and proposes to forge new connections in anti-establishment thought and practice.

Current Participants:
Dato Mio (USA)
Ilich Castillo (Equador)
Ralph Klewitz (Borneo)
Sam Stolton (UK)

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

About the participants:http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.Collaborators.html

If you would like to contribute please view the proposal and submission details: http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.Project.html


The Unstitute - Virtual Residency #2 - Iain Rayner

Wed Jan 15, 2014 22:55 - Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Unstitute is proud to present:

Spatio-Mnemonic Residency #2

Iain Rayner

15 January - 15 April 2014

The second residency term at The Unstitute sees Iain Rayner at the helm, steering his quadpartite research into probability theory, language and bowel movements, each with deft grace.

"There is no specific Speech Act in any of the things I hope to make. In this sense they intersect with reality and not just the world of speech acts and their respective perlocutionary effects, which have a specific teleology.

(Sorry about this, forgive my logorrhoea, it’s done now)"


The Unstitute's unique virtual residency programme is a series of developmental projects engaging with the mobile, shifting web-architecture of The Unstitute. Participants do not 'question the boundaries', (as per the rhetoric of the Art Institution,) but are instead encouraged to create boundaries, objections and impasses, affirming the movement afforded by these obstacles. The Unstitute is a memory palace.

For more information, or to apply for a residency, visit our opportunities page: http://theunstitute.org/Extensions.Residency.html


The Unstitute: Dawn Nye at The Projection Room

Thu Jan 16, 2014 13:15 - Sat Feb 15, 2014


Screening #5
15th January - 15th February 2013

Dawn Nye

American Love Story: A Landscape in Sequence (Parts 1-3)

Part of an ongoing collaboration between artists Dawn Nye and Katrazyna Randall, this is a true story told from memory and visually investigated through the lens of one very far removed. Looking through the idyllic frame of the rural American landscape, the narrator leads tells the story of a culture where death is the mundane thread of daily existence and comfort food marks the limited boundaries of hope.

Throughout the centuries the landscape has been imbued with the hope, fear, honor, righteousness, delicacy, power and the faith of man. This video investigates that history through a contemporary lens and seeks to find a relationship between the romantic, the tragic and the everyday.

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.

If you would like to apply for a screening in the Projection Room, please visit:

Future Projection Room screenings include: Toby Tatum, Dakota Gearhart, Matthew Williamson and more to be announced...

Past Screenings Archive:


The Unstitute: Project Updates & Opportunities

Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:15 - Thu Jan 30, 2014

#1: Under Construction at The Unstitute:

"...drifting towards (x)"
The Siege/World's End

"A million million landscapes of the surreal lurked along that single pavement." CADE

The Unstitute continues to rummage through and make sense of the morass of material sent by CADE, the maverick urbanist, attempting to assemble the archive "...drifting towards (x)"

Part 2 of this interactive environment is a series of micro-narratives documenting the violence and inertia which gripped London in October 2012. "The Siege/World's End" does not offer two distinct paths for the flâneur through the labyrinthine, mutable city, but instead offers a series of cul-de-sacs, dead-ends or no-through-roads in the mental landscape; locales hazardous in their normality.

"Pseudo-Führers, scapegoatism, the appearance of random corpses, arson, territorial disputes, animal cruelty; each street-corner reveals new topographies of nihilism, new traps which proliferate the metropolis, new narratives permeating the coherent structure of reality." Bettany Unction, Chief Curator at The Unstitute

Navigating the "..drifting towards (x)" : a user's guide

The Siege / World's End

#2: Now showing at The Unstitute:


The Unstitute continues to offer monthly screenings of experimental videos.

"FUTURE_DEATH_TOLL (F-DT) is a multidisciplinary collective creating work that circumvents the normal bounds that geographic locations and physical media impose on an art form. In a society where choice and personal privacy are increasingly under attack, the struggle for personal empowerment has become the pulled lynchpin to the derailment of human evolution. By confronting and harnessing technology we hope to create tools to orientate our post-evolutionary selves.
F-DT is a throbbing mess of noise that eats technology and shits performance art."


#3: Permanent Collection at The Unstitute:

Stuart Mel Wilson

Stuart Mel Wilson's harrowing and intensive 3-month residency at The Unstitute has now concluded; a gargantuan assembly of words, images and videos standing at the edge of language. Come inside...

"all part of me are dyslexic so are the answers,
they show extreme and the are, it a demonstation of the script we all have, which are extreme in are head but still define are action. mixing that and giving my split personalitys there script are part of my own script which define aspects of myself"

Stuart Mel Wilson

#4: Upcoming at The Unstitute:

Iain Rayner

The next residency in the Spatio-Mnemonic series, 15th January-15th April 2014

"This residency is not art. It is not tricky or sensational, it is just a discreet, digestible part of everything else. What is the everything else I am referring to? It’s my liver gurgling, out of my control but still part of me. It’s my tax return that has never been seen by human eyes, but lies like a cold war sleeper in an electronic vault somewhere. It’s the infinite darkness of the night sky, which is many shades paler than the quilted void of my childhood divan. It’s the tension that draws things together rather than pushes them apart. It’s the entropic taxis that lures us onward to an unseen glow on the horizon. It’s the whole lot."

#5: Forthcoming at The Unstitute:

Dawn Nye's video 'American Love Story: A Landscape in Sequence' will be screening in Projection Room from 15th January to 15th February 2014

To view opportunities at The Unstitute, please explore the Participation page: