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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Crisis 2012: '...drifting towards (x)' a new project by The Unstitute

Sat Oct 05, 2013 15:35 - Sun Oct 05, 2014

Crisis 2012: '...drifting towards (x)' Episode 1

A major new interactive archive commissioned by The Unstitute to house materials collected by the urbanist CADE during The London Crisis of 2012. Consisting of a diverse array of videos, sound recordings, topographical data and other evidence, the archive charts The Crisis from its trivial inception to the veritable collapse of the social order.

Due to the non-linear structure of this 'media diary', each individual visitor's encounter with the project is unique, mirroring the subjective nature of the inquiry. Grouped thematically into an ever-expanding number of new chambers, '...drifting towards (x)' is an essential media experiment.

Offering a unique and often harrowing record of behavioural changes in the citizenry, physical irregularities in the city itself and the government policies used
to contain The Crisis, CADE's research exposes an event which might as well have never occurred.

Explore the Crisis: http://www.theunstitute.org/Drifting.Home.html

Watch project curator Bettany Unction in conversation with CADE in a rare interview: https://vimeo.com/75652344

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Dawn Woolley at The Unstitute: 'Homo Bulla'

Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:15 - Tue Oct 15, 2013

The second installment of Dawn Woolley's programme of videos at the Projection Room is the live performance 'Homo Bulla' (Part of Cut to the Measure of Desire):


"Cut to the Measure of Desire is a series of performance installations that respond to feminism and spectatorship theories; the panopticon overseer and the resulting state of perpetual exhibitionism. Using the language of symbolism in Dutch Bordeeltjes painting I create scenes of excessive sexuality. Like Dutch genre paintings, each gesture and prop is carefully chosen to symbolise promiscuity, commerce and desire. Reminiscent of the traditions of still-life painting and the tableau-vivant, I pose within the scene - an imperfect being concealed within a 2-dimensional idealised world. The aim to uphold the illusion of perfection is futile and the codes of desire crumble under the weight of the spectators gaze."

'Homo Bulla' will be screening from the 1st - 15th October 2013.

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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.

To apply visit: http://theunstitute.org/Screening.Room.Apply.html


The Unstitute: Online Projection Room

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.


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


Open Submission at The Unstitute: [dis]Corporate Bodies

Tue Dec 31, 2013 17:55

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


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'.


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.

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Call for video works at The Unstitute

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.