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’.
The Unstitute would like to ask you to send us your eyes. You don’t need to cut them out of your face though. Just video both of your eyes for 1 minute on your cell phone and upload it to vimeo.com, and send us the link. The Unstitute is going to construct 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.
Just send an email to [email protected] containing the link to your eyes, and write ‘participant’ in the subject header. Then we’ll know it’s you.
If you don’t want to share your eyes with us, but would still like to be informed about developments and opportunities at The Unstitute, just send a blank email to [email protected] and write ‘SUBSCRIBE’ in the subject header.
What drives The Unstitute to offer artists a place to exhibit their output free of charge, on goodwill or enthusiasm alone? 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.