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
Post-Postmodernism, CNAC Gallery, Tokyo. An exhibition by Ill-Studio, featuring photographers Alex Blouin, Allyssa Heuze, Antje Peters, Carl Oliver Ander, Chris Maggio, Fabrizio Albertini, Jack Bool, Marvin Leuvrey, Matthieu Lavanchy, Osma Harvilahty, Sean David Bradley, Stig De Block and Younes Klouche.
Photography : Younes Klouche
Photography : Chris Maggio
Photography : Marvin Leuvrey
Photography : Matthieu Lavanchy
Photography : Carl Oliver Ander
Photography : Jack Bool
Photography : Alex Blouin
Photography : Antje Peters
Photography : Allyssa Heuze
Photography : Stig De Block
Photography : Sean David Bradley
Photography : Fabrizio Albertini
As a part of the Post-postmodernism exhibition in Tokyo, Ill-Studio was invited to collaborate with Costume National on a capsule collection.
Parabola explores the undercurrent relationship between modern standardized productions and Avant-Garde Art forms of the 20th century through their common postmodern lexicon.
The installation emphasizes the interchangeable nature of the vocabulary used by the "Industrial Civilization" of the 20th century and modernist artists such as John Cage, Hans Hofmann, Jean Dubuffet, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Andrei Tarkovsky or Claude Debussy.
Here, the titles of the artists' iconic work become mundane logotypes, diplayed on standardized contemporary artifacts.
Production : Great Co.