Invited by Leica in Seoul, Ill-Studio exhibited a new series of photographs along with Hiroshi Fujiwara, Park Chan-wook, Oh Hyuk.
14-20th November 2019, Kukje Gallery.
The buildings don’t fall into ruin after they are built but rather rise as ruins before they are built.
Conceived as a imaginary encounter between Robert Smithson's essay A Tour of the Monuments of Passaic, New Jersey from 1967 and collected footage from building contractors archives, "Then & Now" draws attention to the ruins of 20th century as seen through the prism of modernity.
Suggesting a non-rational idea of time in which the tenuous line between past and future past is blurred. The music played along the film was composed by Soulwax for the occasion.
Music composed by Soulwax
Conceived and curated as a partnership between Ill-Studio and 2ManyDjs, Untold Eivissa is an exhibition taking the form of a trip back to the golden years of Ibiza. It features a rare selection of magazines and original party posters, a series of photographs, posters and videos made for the occasion. A flexi disc about the early days of Balearic Club Culture between 1981 and 1987 was produced to compliment the exhibition.
Photographer : Maxime Guyon
États Transitoires is a performance imagined by Ill-Studio in collaboration with the Paris National Opera. It is a visual exploration which highlights the correlation between body, spirit and architecture.
Ill-Studio invites the viewer to watch a ballet composed of multiple and variable personalities of the same individual, played by Axel Ibot, dancer at the Opéra de Paris. The film presents a return to the fundamentals of movement, simply subject to the laws of Newtonian physics before being governed by thought. It is a cinematic analysis of movement in space, free from choreographic pre-established ideas.
Here, the body no longer responds to the mind as a cultural or social event but as a mechanical translation within a well defined architectural environment.
Original music composed by Jonathan Fitoussi