First edition

18 x 24 cm
Hardcover (bodonian binding)
116 pages
62 images
French - English
Editorial direction : Caroline de greef
Desgn : EYD
January 2021
ISBN 978-2-490740-04-8

Ilanit Illouz

Text by Emilie Notéris

Ilanit Illouz looks to the ground like an archaeologist in order to examine the properties and the stigmata of places marked by history. This is what makes up the phusis or natural physics which becomes the artist's research base.  The four elements water, earth, fire and air and the exhaustion of themselves guide the artistic project.The visible or invisible trace becomes the narrative thread of Ilanit Illouz's work.

From her trip she brings back photographs and salt from the Dead Sea that she uses to reveal and cover her images in the manner of Niépce with bitumen from Judea as a photosensitive product for heliography.

These books are working documents for the artist that help her to form the corpu

The book Wadi Qelt, dans la clarté des pierre brings together the corpus of images produced in the Judean desert and documents this specific and plastic long-term work called Les Dolines (2016-2021).

Special edition

Print Edition also available with signed Risography print.
100 special edition comprises a first edition book a signed and numbered riso print.
18 x 26 cm 

Ilanit Illouz's practice on the image is crossed by the question of the History apprehended by the off-screen or the ellipse. Her work develops photographic and mechanical reproduction processes that are sometimes unprecedented.

It is based on processes that respond to the repeated work of surveying, investigation, observation, which reveals as much as they erase, where memory is physically put to the test. Her reflections unfold in a plastic and formal language open to the interdisciplinary mediums. She is currently experimenting with new technical processes that work to degrade the image as much as to reveal it. By crossing these theoretical, geographical and plastic approaches, she suggests a reflection on social, political and economic history, on traces and disappearance.


-Horizon (s), Frac Grand large Haut-de-France
-Les imaginaires du gris, Galerie Commune, Tourcoing
-Les alchimistes du sensible, Art Paris, Fisheye Gallerie, Paris
-Les Dolines, Musée d'art et d’archéologie, Aurillac
-Collections croisées, photographies du Frac Auvergne, du Cnap et du Musée d'art et d'archéologie d'Aurillac
-Première édition du festival Fata Morgana au Jeu de Paume du 22 mars au 22 mai 2022
- Prix du public Découverte Louis Roederer - Recontres d’Arles juillet - 26 septembre 2021


_ Exhibition fro 14 mai to 15 juin 2024 Sel noir d’Ilanit Illouz à la galerie Anne-Laure Buffard

_ Upcoming!

Artists in their studios by Tea Sirbiladze 
by Thomas Gauthier