This page outlines the Community Ethos and Working Projects currently evolving at The Unstitute. Please address all correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org
What drives The Unstitute to offer artists a place to exhibit their output? Good question. Let’s look at it this way: connecting together with other artists, creating dialogues and micro-communities across disparate sites in a rhizomatic fashion on a global level releases potential opportunities that only a group functioning all together can manage cooperatively. This theory would tend to be supported by game theory and Darwinism and Deleuze’s theory of the Nomad War Machine.
Whilst The Unstitute itself is not a political force per se, aligns to no ideology in particular, but instead relies upon critical pragmatics and technological acceleration to develop and deploy a non-exploitative, non-hierarchical entity - one that is truly diverse, truly pragmatic, lightweight and free to use - a place for creators looking to become active agents in their own development. A place for mutual and self-respect in the networked age.
The Projection Room at The Unstitute is a strategic step towards altering the relationship between artist and audience via the medium of the Website. We began by creating a pseudo-space for showing experimental videos; works are selected on the basis of their ability to provoke interesting reactions or engagements with the viewer, whether in a positive or negative fashion.
Mechanically selected monthly screenings of videos submitted to The Unstitute by you.
Located in courtyards of the Unstitute - inbetween spaces, between other structures, temporary or otherwise - is a network of diverse encampments serving any number of uses; political or otherwise. In these digital encampments you can see the building of a new archive.
The Unstitute invites all digital makers to submit content to this temporary, nomadic video-encampment. Submissions are fed into a special machine underground.
The Unstitute forges 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.
Mechanically selected an/archive currently at The Unstitute, assembled from open submissions.
Submissions are now CLOSED for this project.
The Unstitute's unique virtual residency programme is a series of developmental projects which engage with and disengage from the mobile, shifting web-architecture of The Unstitute itself. Participants do not 'question the boundaries', (as per the rhetoric of the Art Institution,) but are instead encouraged to create boundaries, objections and impasses and furthermore affirm the movements afforded by this activity. The Unstitute is a memory palace.
This virtual online residency project is open to all.
The Unstitute wants you, whoever and wherever you are, to participate in a new online project entitled Vidiot; a word-blend accidentally created by one of our manifesto-writing machines of ‘vidi’ & ‘idiot’, possibly meaning ‘simple video’.
Ongoing participation experiment at The Unstitute, open to submissions.
The Unstitute would like to ask you to send us your eyes. The Unstitute constructing itself a new wing out of your eyes, built on the architecture of watching. It will be a unique place you can go when you want everyone to look at you, or when you want to feel you are being watched - a sort of vulgar Panopticon for the internet.