A book by ILL-STUDIO and GENERAL_INDEX, in partnership with SLAM JAM.
Sifting through the prosthetic memory of our contemporary time, the ADDPM Programme aims to scale a collective human legacy. The current epoch floats in a sea uninfluenced by logic, one so large that it almost cannot be seen.
No longer is there a distinction between virtual fantasy and political reality, archaic ritual or radical subversion, pop culture or fringe knowledge. This is the opposite of hierarchy. This is emotional contagion. This is a mountain of cultural recollections smashed into a level plain. While its embrace is boundless and panoramic, it is also unconditionally subjective in what it deems relevant.
The ADDPM Programme presents a perspective on the cultural and cognitive flattening of human networked recollections through various sensory and emotional expressions. Brief histories of the future, snapshots of the present and prolonged perceptions of the past shape-shift and fuse together to evolve into a collection of encyclopaedic explorations that formulate a taste of our current time.
These records sink into the residue of what it took to arrive at the dawn of the Anthropocene Era and examine its fingerprints, while synchronously shaping a cast of what the future might resemble in the form of a shared fantasy.
This must be the place. This is a safe space.
Ill-Studio & General_Index and Slam Jam present the Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program. A perspective on the cultural and cognitive flattening of human networked recollections through a series of encyclopedic explorations.
Videos made with Area of Work
Since 2013, Ill-Studio has used Instagram as a field of experimentation letting spontaneous ideas prevail over bigger commissioned projects.
The following gallery is a selection of images made over the last 5 years.
Twisted Objects is an ode to popular culture in which obsolete generic ephemera are warped and distorted, reflecting an obsessive perception of mundane objects. Shot without CJI effects, Twisted Objects was exhibited in several cities such as Paris, Berlin, Madrid and Vienna. A special shortened edit was released in 2014 in collaboration with Nowness.
The goal of this book was to present part of the "raw inspiration material" used by Ill-Studio team between 2007 and 2010 for creative purposes.
This material covers all kinds of fields and moments such as art, fashion, music, architecture, literature, geography, science, and popular culture regardless of its origin, importance or meaning. Each reference was archived in visual form as a catalogue of not-so-general knowledge that is key to Ill-Studio’s creative process, whether in a central manner or as an Ariadne's thread leading to yet another idea.