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.
A 320-pages macro-exploration of modernity in music,
a book by Ill-Studio and Deewee. Published by General_Index.
Photography with Maxime Verret.
Words by Joel Vacheron
Ill-Studio was appointed to design the footwear and music departments of the fashion store Boontheshop in Seoul in 2016.
Originally designed by Peter Marino, the renewal of both spaces was based on the idea of making different generic environments collide : recording studios, gymnasiums, laboratories, construction sites.
Interior photography by Kyoungtae Kim. 3D render by Mathieu Blancher
In 2014, Ill-Studio produced this sculpture showcasing the wheel of a Yamaha BWs 50 (arguably one of the most popular icon of 90's teenage culture) covered with gold foil. BWs stands as an allegory to cultural artifacts from past civilisations.
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