Video Home System is an installation made by Ill-Studio in 2012.
A subjective selection of VHS tapes, symbolizing Ill-Studio's personal golden era of skateboarding, are stacked together in an unstable balance display. The piece was published in the book Neapolis and exhibited during the Public Domaine Exhibition at la Gaité Lyrique in Paris.
Following projects with the likes of Martin Margiela and Karl Lagerfeld, Les Ateliers Ruby collaborated with Ill-Studio on a series of four high-end helmets. The bespoke pattern specifically created for the range echoes the works of ornamentation from late 1970s post-modernist designers and architects such as Shiro Kuramata or Robert Venturi.
“Playmaker“ is a work by Ill-Studio, produced with the help of Nike, establishing a parallel between the work of French artist Henry Matisse and the free-role of football’s attacking midfielders being central pivots between offensive and defensive players (Post-Impressionism and Modernism) through their superior vision, technical skills, control and creativity.
Through this new court, Ill-Studio and Stephane Ashpool explore the representation of sport as a dominant idea within the beauty of an era from Classicism to Futurism.
The design establishes visual parallels between the Past, Present and Future of modernity, from Roman Antiquity to an interpretation of the future aesthetics of basketball and sport in general.
Photography : Sebastien Michelini
Photography : Luc Borho
Conceived and published by Ill-Studio in 2014, Neapolis is a subjective attempt to connect the dots and explore the imprint left in our lives by skateboarding as teenagers, through a selection of works and reflections from artists, authors and photographers.
A journey through images, essays and interviews from fields as diverse as Architecture, Contemporary Arts, Choreography, Youth Studies and the Sociology of risk.
Neapolis features works by : Rick Owens, Taro Hirano, Paul Virilio, François Chaignaud, Jean-Max Colard, Aaron Young, Camille Vivier, Michael Heizer, Bertrand Lavier, Dan Colen, Jérémie Egry, Aurélien Arbet, David Luraschi, Jerry Hsu, Audrey Corregan, Estelle Hanania, Mike Davis, Barbara Bloom, Robert Kinmont, Mark Gonzales, Alicja Kwade, Ugo La Pietra…
Installation : Sol LeWitt
Photography : Jerry Hsu
Paul Virilio interview (left) — Photography : David Luraschi (right)
Photography : Taro Irano
Photography : Estelle Hanania
Photography : Erwim Wurm (left) — Installation : Dan Colen (right)
Installation : Ill-Studio
Mark Gonzales / Johannes Wohnseifer Performance
Essay by Sebastien Carayol
Robert Kinmont (left) — Elisabeth Ballet (right)
Essay by Rick Owens
Bertrand Lavier (left) — Isamu Noguchi (right)
Photography : Hugo La Pietra
Installation : Ill-Studio
Photography : Aurélien Arbet & Jérémie Egry