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.
For the Paris launch of "Incomplete Inventory" book, Ill-Studio created an exhibition, hosted at la Cité Gallery, running from December 2019, until the end of January 2020. A party was organised for the occasion at Le Petit Palace club, with 2manydj’s, Bolis Pupul, Future sound of Antwerp and special guest Alexis LeTan.
Scenography with Sebastien Michelini
after party flyer series
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