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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

Last days at The Projection Room: Toby Tatum / Call for Submissions


Dates:
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:00 - Sat Mar 15, 2014

The Unstitute continues to offer monthly screenings of experimental videos.

Currently screening: 'The Secluded Grove' by Toby Tatum, until 15th March.
'A pastoral dream-zone of autumnal forests and dark abiding groves conjured with the hallucinatory intensity of a death-bed reverie.'

Please view the video: http://theunstitute.org/Projection.Room.html

If you would like to participate in the project, submission details are here:
http://theunstitute.org/Screening.Room.Apply.html


EVENT

Toby Tatum at the Projection Room


Dates:
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"

http://theunstitute.org/Projection.Room.html

Current Residency at The Unstitute:

Spatio-Mnemonic
Iain Rayner


Neo-sublime...

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

http://theunstitute.org/Spatio.Mnemonic.html

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."

http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.html


New participant at The Unstitute:

Vidiot
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.

http://theunstitute.org/Vidiot.html

View all current opportunities at The Unstitute:

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


EVENT

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


Dates:
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


EVENT

The Unstitute - Virtual Residency #2 - Iain Rayner


Dates:
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)"


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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


EVENT

The Unstitute: Dawn Nye at The Projection Room


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

THE PROJECTION ROOM

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:
http://theunstitute.org/Screening.Room.Apply.html

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

Past Screenings Archive:
http://theunstitute.org/Screening.Room.Archive.html