États Transitoires is a performance imagined by Ill-Studio in collaboration with the Paris National Opera. It is a visual exploration which highlights the correlation between body, spirit and architecture.
Ill-Studio invites the viewer to watch a ballet composed of multiple and variable personalities of the same individual, played by Axel Ibot, dancer at the Opéra de Paris. The film presents a return to the fundamentals of movement, simply subject to the laws of Newtonian physics before being governed by thought. It is a cinematic analysis of movement in space, free from choreographic pre-established ideas.
Here, the body no longer responds to the mind as a cultural or social event but as a mechanical translation within a well defined architectural environment.
Original music composed by Jonathan Fitoussi
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.