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.
GENERAL_INDEX is a shape-shifting encyclopedia focusing on factual information from all of human knowledge gathered into a corpus of both physical and conceptual ideas.
Tree of (un)General Knowledge. First object published by General_Index
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
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
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