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
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
Soulwax transient program for drums and machinery is an installation imagined by Soulwax and Ill-Studio, built for performance and operated by seven musicians. The mono and polyphony frequency instruments used for this performance are all positioned on a giant rug, representing the electronic schematic of the installation.
Between 2016 and 2018, this installation travelled around Europe, America and Asia, from Coachella in Palm Springs
to Royal Festival Hall in London.
Photography : Younes Klouche
Ill-Studio conceptualized an installation at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris for the Pigalle Spring-Summer 2018 fashion show.
The installation explored the lifelong relationship between art and the anatomy of the human body and its performances. The scenography established visual parallels between the past, present and future of modernity, from the Roman Antiquity to the Avant-Garde era of the early 20th century and the Open-Source times we live in today.
Music composed by Thomas Roussel . Production by Villa Eugenie