As part of the Nike and Pigalle Spring-Summer 2017 collaboration, Ill-Studio conceived and designed original modules used for various installations. The designs establish a parallel between antique architecture and modernist Italian designers such as Carlo Scarpa, Gio Ponti and Aldo Rossi.
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
British TV institution Channel 4 gave Ill-Studio carte blanche to direct a short film for their summer programming in 2016.
The short film sees a man walk through the city of Berlin carrying a found rectangular mirror on his way home. While the identity of the man is never revealed, only what he sees is reflected back to the viewer alternating from the neoclassicism of historical buildings to the brutalism of the DDR era, and the postmodernism that followed the unification of Germany.
Production : Mr L'Agent
Morceaux Choisis is a montage of various films directed by Ill-Studio between 2010 and 2015 for Tame Impala, Louis Vuitton, i-D Magazine, Joakim, BMW, Nowness, Louis Vuitton, Channel 4, Nike and Christophe Lemaire.
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