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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

Anarchitectonics (this is not an art fair*) + Free Opportunities @The Unstitute


Dates:
Fri Oct 16, 2015 13:05 - Sun Nov 15, 2015



"The Unstitute is the frontal attack in a Phyrric victory."



This month at The Unstitute...

THE_PROJECTION_ROOM:
monthly_programme

15/10/15_to_15/11/15

SELECTOR
Grant Petrey / Mark Tholander / Adrian Randall


This month, we bring three great shorts: 'Filament', '####' and 'The Bourgeois Agony of Travel'; tied by a strong use of edit and form, evincing rare ambiances and impressions, we trust you will find the selection to be intuitive, subtle and demanding...

With over 2,000 online visitors every month, The Projection Room at The Unstitute offers a virtual environment for creative experiments and self-empowerment over archaic creative institutions. See who has been selected this month, and find out more about their creative practice. Consider applying to the Participation programme at The Unstitute.

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

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[dis]CORPORATE_BODIES_11:

ANARCHITECTONICS
an Evolving [an]Archive

_ongoing_growth_

Chris Chiu / Laura Jones / James Moore / Kayle Karbowski / Corrado Morgana / Wanbli Gamache / Nicolas Colemonts

The 11th edition of [dis]Corporate Bodies presents works by artists experimenting with virtual and real environments, constructing architecture of hybrid spaces and reality simulation. The Unstitute invites you to explore these complex simulacral virtual planes and welcomes you on an anarchic tour around active environments that selected artists present in this edition of the project.

Enter [dis]Corporate Bodies:
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.11.html

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THE_CUTTING_ROOM:

RADIO
by The Unstitute

_temporary_/_superficial_

What exactly is being broadcast over the airwaves in deepest, darkest Bermondsey? One might expect to hear some cry for help, some last desperate communication from an isolated band of survivors. But in reality, the voice on the air is not a voice, and the air is bad.

Visit The Cutting Room:
http://theunstitute.org/Cutting.Room.html

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PARTICIPATION:

Open Submissions
@ The Unstitute

_digital_/_nomadic_

The Unstitute invites submissions for these projects:

The Projection Room - monthly feature screenings @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/Screening.Room.Apply.html

[dis]Corporate Bodies - an evolving environment @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.Project.htmll

Vidiot - a place for watching and being watched @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/Vidiot.html

Spatio-Mnemonic - take up a virtual residency @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/Extensions.Residency.html

We aim to process applications within two weeks of receipt.

Apply now!

http://www.theunstitute.org
https://theunstitute.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TheUnstitute
https://www.twitter.com/TheUnstitute/


EVENT

NEW VIRTUAL WORLDS INSIDE...


Dates:
Tue Sep 15, 2015 13:15 - Thu Oct 15, 2015



"the unstitute;

too late to stay home but too far to go on..."



THE_PROJECTION_ROOM:

LAST CHANCE TO SEE...UN REALITY

Harold Charre IN BETWEEN / Simon Mclennan THE MOUSE ESCAPES / Mauricio Sanhueza COPYCAT / Pendar asserSharif NIGHTMARE / Alexander DeBavelaere & Sebastian Bruckmann TRACK RECORDS / Terrapinmonster / Dave George SHARING


UNTIL_15/10/15

UN Reality presents video works by 6 international artists selected to represent the first major group screening at the Projection Room to celebrate 5 years since The Unstitute dug its first hole underground.

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With over 2,000 online visitors every month, The Projection Room at The Unstitute offers a virtual environment for creative experiments and self-empowerment over archaic creative institutions. See who has been selected this month, and find out more about their creative practice. Consider applying to the Participation programme at The Unstitute.

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

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[dis]CORPORATE_BODIES_10

SECRET CRUSH
by Guest Curator Zach Hill
an Evolving [an]Archive

_ongoing_growth_

Featuring works by Zachary Hutchinson, Marcelo Gutierrez, Chris Williford & Daniel Shultz, Zach Hill and SCUM

The 10th edition of [dis]Corporate Bodies presents works by queer male artists. Whilst representing a small demographic within a much greater and more diverse international queer community, guest curator Zach Hill has assembled a group of works which create new dynamic tensions and relations within the concentric circles of networked social experience. Touching on themes that are familiar and sometimes strange: stardom, capitalism, rejection, gratitude, love, and loss as the works offer singular snapshots into past and present queer narratives. From an abusive relationship to a screaming female the “outlier” is presented as figure within a self-constructed, eccentric, and reflective world.

When opening the can of worms that is the human experience, there is only one choice: leave it open...

Enter [dis]Corporate Bodies:
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.10.html

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THE_CUTTING_ROOM:

Blackmail
by The Institute of Film and Video Studies

_temporary_/_superficial_

'Blackmail' documents an ongoing quest for attaining personal/existential freedom by exploring Klossowski's idea of ‘inexchangeable inwardness’. Through the paradoxes of the architectural uncanny and the subjective experience set within, the concept of action within the constructed reality of the video is established. In this pursuit for 'authentic', inexchangeable subjectivity, the concept of ‘outside and inside’ is explored suggesting that inner reality can only be perceived by the subject, distorted by the subject, and only ever inferred by those perceiving it as having any tangible status within reality.

Visit The Cutting Room:
http://theunstitute.org/Cutting.Room.html

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PARTICIPATION:

Open Submissions
@ The Unstitute

_digital_/_nomadic_

The Unstitute invites submissions for these projects:

The Projection Room - monthly feature screenings @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/Screening.Room.Apply.html

[dis]Corporate Bodies - an evolving environment @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.Project.htmll

Vidiot - a place for watching and being watched @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/Vidiot.html

Spatio-Mnemonic - take up a virtual residency @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/Extensions.Residency.html

We aim to process applications within two weeks of receipt.

Apply now!

http://www.theunstitute.org

https://theunstitute.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TheUnstitute

https://www.twitter.com/TheUnstitute/


EVENT

No More Beyond: refugees & deterritorialisaton at The Unstitute


Dates:
Thu Sep 24, 2015 13:20 - Sun Nov 01, 2015

Dear UNstituters,

We're very privileged to announce a special online screening of the seminal documentary film 'No More Beyond' by artist Matthias Kispert, viewable for free right now at The Unstitute at a temporary mobile screening encampment in a disused codeyard.

Combining in-depth examination into the details of refugees' encounter with Fortress Europe in Northern Morocco where 11.5 km of heavily patrolled triple wire fence separate EU territory from refugees and migrants trying to enter. Non Plus Ultra, or No More Beyond argues with great aesthetic sensitivity that this motto, this ideology, is the reality of real human beings enmeshed in a globalised human movement crisis. Please take time out of your day to see this wonderful and powerful picture.

Watch now!
http://theunstitute.org/UNdiscriminate.html

‪#‎refugees#‎walking#‎future


EVENT

September is 5th UNniversary: screenings + opportunities + migration


Dates:
Tue Sep 15, 2015 18:40 - Thu Oct 15, 2015



digital_nomadic

This month The Unstitute celebrates 5 years of down-going since the initial code was excavated back in September of 2010.

In November 2015, we will continue our excavations from a new location: the jungles of Southern India. Our covert operations in London are over for now.

The Unstitute takes a line of flight, as inverted economic migrants escaping the wealth of the Occidental world, to take our vision to the world's largest democracy to pursue greater targets for the new millennium in a progressive alliance with humanity and a techno-ecological relationship with economics.

We hope you will continue to follow our down-going, and even join in now and again when the opportunity arises...


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This month at The Unstitute...

THE_PROJECTION_ROOM:

UN REALITY

Harold Charre / Mauricio Sanhueza / Pendar NasserSharif David George / Alexander DeBavelaere / Simon Mclennan


until _15/10/15_

The Unstitute UN Reality presents video works by 6 international artists selected to represent the first major group screening at the Projection Room to celebrate 5 years since The Unstitute dug its first hole underground.

Selected from many unspecified open submissions, (and starting with Harold Charre's video 'In between',) over time a distinct body of work evolved that independently render existential subject matter rich in symbolism, dream imagery and innovative videography techniques.

This group presentation seeks to invite some of the less conscious recesses of the human psyche to the fore in this screening with a selection of excellent works that make this subject area so paradoxical and complex. We hope there are areas of resonance within our group of loyal followers...YOU!

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With over 2,500 online visitors every month, The Projection Room at The Unstitute offers a virtual environment for creative experiments and self-empowerment over archaic creative institutions. See who has been selected this month, and find out more about their creative practice. Consider applying to the Participation programme at The Unstitute.

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

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[dis]CORPORATE_BODIES_10

SECRET CRUSH
by Guest Curator Zach Hill

an Evolving [an]Archive

_ongoing_growth_

Featuring works by Zachary Hutchinson, Marcelo Gutierrez, Chris Williford & Daniel Shultz, Zach Hill and SCUM

The 10th edition of [dis]Corporate Bodies presents works by queer male artists. Whilst representing a small demographic within a much greater and more diverse international queer community, guest curator Zach Hill has assembled a group of works which create new dynamic tensions and relations within the concentric circles of networked social experience. Touching on themes that are familiar and sometimes strange: stardom, capitalism, rejection, gratitude, love, and loss as the works offer singular snapshots into past and present queer narratives. From an abusive relationship to a screaming female the “outlier” is presented as figure within a self-constructed, eccentric, and reflective world.

When opening the can of worms that is the human experience, there is only one choice: leave it open

Enter [dis]Corporate Bodies:
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.10.html

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THE_CUTTING_ROOM:

Blackmail
by The Institute of Film and Video Studies

_temporary_/_superficial_

'Blackmail' documents an ongoing quest for attaining personal/existential freedom by exploring Klossowski's idea of ‘inexchangeable inwardness’. Through the paradoxes of the architectural uncanny and the subjective experience set within, the concept of action within the constructed reality of the video is established. In this pursuit for 'authentic', inexchangeable subjectivity, the concept of ‘outside and inside’ is explored suggesting that inner reality can only be perceived by the subject, distorted by the subject, and only ever inferred by those perceiving it as having any tangible status within reality.

Visit The Cutting Room:
http://theunstitute.org/Cutting.Room.html

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PARTICIPATION:

Open Submissions
@ The Unstitute

_digital_/_nomadic_

The Unstitute invites submissions for these projects:

The Projection Room - monthly feature screenings @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/Screening.Room.Apply.html

[dis]Corporate Bodies - an evolving environment @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.Project.htmll

Vidiot - a place for watching and being watched @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/Vidiot.html

Spatio-Mnemonic - take up a virtual residency @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/Extensions.Residency.html

We aim to process applications within two weeks of receipt.

Apply now!

http://www.theunstitute.org

https://theunstitute.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TheUnstitute

https://www.twitter.com/TheUnstitute/



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The Unstitute: last chance to see Francoise Knoetze + EREWHON + #BlackLivesMatter + opportunities!


Dates:
Sat Aug 15, 2015 18:05 - Tue Sep 15, 2015



"the unstitute;

these senseless paralinguistic corridors shift from one possible connector to the next in a meaningless, chaotic fashion; this road leads anywhere but to its end."



This month at The Unstitute...

THE_PROJECTION_ROOM:

Francoise Knoetze
CAPE MONGO: VHS | GLASS | METAL | PLASTIC | PAPER


screening until 15/09/15

The Unstitute is pleased to present a collection of 5 videos by prolific South African artist Francois Knoetze from his CAPE MONGO series. The project has been specifically curated to coincide with the EREHWON edition of [dis]Corporate Bodies.

Mongo n. slang. object thrown away and then recovered

Cape Mongo follows the stories of five characters as they journey through the city of Cape Town. Each Mongo character is made from the city’s discarded waste – mythical ‘trash creatures’ which have emerged from the growing dumps of consumer culture. In five short films, the creatures revisit the spaces of their imagined pasts – the locations associated with their material existence and the constitution of their social relations – as if walking against the consumer-driven currents of city. From postmodern shopping malls to the bustling streets of the Bo Kaap to leafy suburbia and desolate shipping-container yards, these characters’ journeys conjure up imagery that touches on some of the historical trajectories that have lead up to the endemic inequality and social alienation which characterises present day Cape Town.


Artist Francois Knoetze has constructed six wearable sculptures entirely out of waste. Rather than merely disposable items which are purged from our lives as soon as the garbage truck disappears around the bend or which lie dormant in an ever-widening layer in the crust of the earth for future archaeologists to marvel at; Cape Mongo imagines trash objects – specifically, the packaging of domestic consumables and the electronic devices used to record every-day life – as mnemonic vestiges of the activities that shaped them. Performing all over the city of Cape Town for a period of two years, Cape Mongo is the documentation of these performances but also pulls together found footage relating to various issues around housing, food security, inequality and racial segregation.

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With over 2,000 online visitors every month, The Projection Room at The Unstitute offers a virtual environment for creative experiments and self-empowerment over archaic creative institutions. See who has been selected this month, and find out more about their creative practice. Consider applying to the Participation programme at The Unstitute.

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

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[dis]CORPORATE_BODIES_9

EREHWON
an Evolving [an]Archive

_ongoing_growth_

The 9th edition of [dis]Corporate Bodies exists in a state of becoming. It is EREHWON.

The following assembly of outstanding material for your considered enjoyment represents 4 months of research and collaboration with 8 superb practitioners across multiple fields and media.

The actual TOPIC of our research is left purposefully vague. Who are WE to tell you what to think? People do so for themselves. To prove it, The Unstitute has employed its most sensitive devices in the production of a roadmap for Artificial Intelligence, known as project GORT.

But to add some London flavour to an otherwise international edition of [dis]Corporate Bodies, we begin with this news clip from the BBC, with Darcus Howe and Fiona Armstrong.




Nota Bene:

There are many important Twitter #hashtags relevant to the contemporary crisis in race that we can go investigate ourselves; it is recommended that you do so. Join the swarm of voices, hear those who cluster around trends to influence and inflame, vilify and demonise - a great, discordant symphony of human feeling...

#BlackLivesMatter #ICantBreathe #HandsUpDontShoot

The Unstitute is excited to present participating artists: AMELIA JOHANNES (AU), fuZZy face (LINDA STEWART) (SA), DR JAMES LUCHTE (UK), CATHRYN QUAIL (UK), THE UNSTITUTE (EREHWON)

Enter [dis]Corporate Bodies:
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.9.html

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THE_CUTTING_ROOM:

MUVVER TONGUE
by some bloke


Until 15th September!

A police 'stop and search' operation, somewhere in deepest, darkest Bermondsey (Sarf London) degenerates into a racist incident, possibly fatal for the young Latin American Gentleman so viciously taunted by the thugs in uniform. Who are these police - one who claims to have been born in a test tube - whilst the oter does nothing but laugh at the taunts of the first? Are they even officers of old father antic 'The Law'? Fuck knows, really mate. But all i know is, i doesn't dare go out in the bleedin' car no more 'cause of the things you hear these days. Really."

#BlackLivesMatter #ICantBreathe #HandsUpDontShoot

Visit The Cutting Room:
http://theunstitute.org/Cutting.Room.html

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PARTICIPATION:

Open Submissions
@ The Unstitute

_digital_/_nomadic_

The Unstitute invites submissions for these projects:

The Projection Room - monthly feature screenings @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/Screening.Room.Apply.html

[dis]Corporate Bodies - an evolving environment @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/disCorporate.Bodies.Project.htmll

Vidiot - a place for watching and being watched @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/Vidiot.html

Spatio-Mnemonic - take up a virtual residency @ The Unstitute
http://theunstitute.org/Extensions.Residency.html

We aim to process applications within two weeks of receipt.

Apply now!

http://www.theunstitute.org

https://theunstitute.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TheUnstitute

https://www.twitter.com/TheUnstitute/