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
In September 2015, Ill-Studio led a week-long workshop with ECAL students along with a conference and video screening in the ECAL Theatre.
The brief for the workshop was to create a visual dialogue with a selection of student original works and the “sources” connected to the work itself, in order to highlight the cultural environment and the different types of inspirations which compliment the creation of an image, a typeface, or an object.
The collective source cloud initiated a self-reflexive dialogue and an encyclopedia of influences in which the original works and their references blended together, no matter whether they were classic or contemporary, direct or abstract. As a result, a publication and an exhibition were developed by the students in a collaborative effort in order to extrude the concept via an array of art directed media.
To mark their 95th anniversary, French fashion magazine L’Officiel appointed Ill-Studio as creative director to take over and rethink the magazine’s identity as whole. The new identity was thought and conceived as a combination between the magazine’s long history, a creative look on fashion and contemporary visual codes.
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