Ilja Karilampi: Spellbound - Bladee (2014)

01.07.2017 to 07.11.2017

The exhibition Hybrid Layers features artistic and curatorial platforms, which in their methodology and conceptual approach reflect on new forms of curating, thus embracing the hybrid notion of space emerging with the digital. As a project space invited to present an intervention within Hybrid Layers, La Plage will curate the online programme, which runs from July the 1st to January the 7th, parallel to La Plage participation in the exhibition. Founded in 2015, La Plage is a project space based in Paris run by Valentina Cipullo and Francesca Mangion.

The fourth video presented by La Plage for Hybrid Layers is Spellbound - Bladee, 2014 by Ilja Karilampi.

Through his work, Ilja Karilampi investigates the contemporary urban subject and his relationship with mass-culture and memory. Spellbound, an unreleased music video featuring musicians Bladee, Gravity Boys and Yung Lean, is entirely shot and directed by Ilja Karilampi in Gallery Niklas Belenius in Stockholm in 2014. Ilja Karilampi’s solo exhibition JAG ÄR serves as backdrop, shedding light on how Karilampi deals with sourcing, retrieval and re-appropriation. Due to different reasons it never hit the circuit, but it has been shown at SIC in Helsinki, Suzanne Geiss Company in New York City, and President Room, Absolut Art Bar in Stockholm.

It was edited at Druckwerkstatt im Kulturwerk in Berlin, and color corrected by a technician sourced through Craigslist.

Details of the artist:

Ilja Karilampi

*1983, Göteborg, Sweden
Lives and works in Stockholm and Berlin

Spellbound - Bladee, 2014
HD video, color, sound, 3 min 26 sec.

Courtesy the artist and Benjamin Reichwald