Dressing The Air is the brainchild of the London-based artist Paul Schütze.

In a career spanning 30 years, Schütze has exhibited his photographic and installation works in galleries and museums around the world, released over thirty albums of original recordings, scored a number of films and performed numerous concerts. He has collaborated with artists such as James Turrell, Josiah McElheny and Isaac Julien and musicians as diverse as Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Toshinori Kondo, Lol Coxhill and Jah Wobble.

Dressing The Air is a unique open resource that aims to enrich creative thinking by encouraging a multi-sensory approach. A constantly evolving archive and creative news feed, Dressing The Air monitors and reports on a diverse range of art-forms from cinema to sculpture, painting to furniture design, land-art to perfumery.


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Michal Rovner - Panorama - Pace London

The multi-screen video works Rovner presents for this show manage to confound virtually every expectation one might bring to works in this medium. Eschewing any notion of narrative, displacing idea...
David Zwirner


Carol Bove - The Plastic Unit - David Zwirner - London

Carol Bove's investigations into materiality, the power of context and the grammar of forms are rigorous and seductive. The works, which combine both found and constructed elements are vividly ...
Ryoji Ikeda


Supersymmetry - Ryoji ikeda - Vinyl Factory - London

Ryoji Ikeda's work has consolidated over the last two decades into an aesthetics of information. At once transcendent and acutely ornamental, the sonic/optical fusion of digital data is designe...


Savage Beauty - Alexander McQueen - Victoria & Albert Museum

I missed the New York incarnation of this show so can't compare the two but there is no question that with Savage Beauty the V&A have mounted possibly their finest exhibition in the last tw...
Laurence King Publishing


Inferno: Alexander McQueen

Complimenting the arrival of Savage Beauty, the epic Alexander McQueen exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, Inferno offers a glimpse of the machine behind McQueen's notoriousl...


Optical Circuit - 0x4015

Prize winner in Tokyo Demofest 2015 this is a glorious piece of coding which, through clever design and some nifty depth of field illusions creates a rolling series of spacial reveals of great comp...
John Gerrard


Farm - John Gerrard - Thomas Dane Gallery - London

John Gerrard's digital simulations of "real world" locations go far beyond the super-precise levels of detail visible on screen. Farm and Solar Reserve, both calculate the passage of ...
Larence King Publishing


Logo & Symbol - mini edition handbooks - Angus Hyland and Steven Bateman

The distillation of complex ideas into symbol or phrase form is probably one of mankind's oldest impulses and certainly one of the most enduring. These two crisply designed manuals have been as...
Kristof Brandl

Le Fantôme - video - Kristof Brandl

This video for Monogrenade, at first glance, seems to hark back to the rather particular 70's surrealism of Hypnosis with several favorite tropes (nonchalant combustion, empty swimming pools) revisited. However, underpinning the eye/mind candy, a rigorous, more Ballardian intention lurks. The protagonist is seeking, through the uncomfortable administration of drugs to rebuild memories of pa...
Neela Vermeire

Pichola - Neela Vermeire

Neela Vermeire's collaboration with perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour continues here with their fifth perfume, Pichola. Named after the spectacular lake in Udaipur and sharing a character of echoing reflections, of limpid, hazy tranquility, Pichola is clearly part of the cross-cultural narrative already established in the earlier works. While I could spend time here parsing the construction of this ...
Lewis Ronald

I am here but you've gone - Fiorucci Trust - London

Artists Adam Christensen, Patrizio Di Massimo, Adham Faramawy, Ed Fornieles, Celia Hempton, Mary Ramsden, Magali Reus and Prem Sahib have each developed olfactory works as part of a program sponsored by the Fioricci Trust. In collaboration with London based company Creative Perfumers, the artists were encouraged to embrace smell as part of their existing practice. The results are currently...

Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress - Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Those unfamiliar with GSYBE's material may be baffled by my reticence to attempt description here. Once you have heard them you will understand just how effectively they defy both description and classification. Suffice to say they are quite unique. Moving from pulverising unison arrangements of aching force and beauty to drones of such sinuous articulation as to rewrite the history of dron...
Penguin Books

The Peripheral - William Gibson

Those unfamiliar with Gibson's novels (as opposed to simply being aware of the influence of his thought) should know that to open a page is akin to stepping onto a moving train. He has never troubled himself with the yawning disjunction between the speed of everyday thinking and that of his own jacked-up prose. Part of what makes his novels quite the rush they are lies in his trusting the r...
Evgeny Kazantsev

Future Cities - Evgeny Kazantsev's illustrations

While there have long been fantastic illustrations of possible/impossible cities, it was the arrival of the Science Fiction paperback that accelerated these visualizations exponentially, establishing a vast pool of ideas that, with the advent of CGI, can be realized in 3D. Countless films and games are now furnished with environments that reference this rich image history. There is almost certa...
Filippos Tsitsopoulos

Filippos Tsitsopoulos - photographs

Better writers than I will doubtless spend time decoding the impulse (currently at epidemic proportions online) to create portraits in which the face of the subject is violently expunged. I come across a dozen new examples each day, usually photographs, attacked with knives, scourers, vivid slabs of pigment, extreme digital distortions etc etc.  This may turn out to be one of the most wide...

Ephemera - Sound and Scent - Unsound

Curators Malgorzata Plysa and Mat Schulz of Unsound have developed a project in which three musical pieces: Bass, Drone and Noise by composers Steve Goodman, Tim Hecker and Ben Frost respectively act as direction to perfumer Geza Schoen in creating three parallel perfumes. At a time when random or forced "synesthesic" connections are becoming ubiquitous, this is a direct and arti...
Florian Holzherr

Deer Shelter

A sky space augmenting the remains of an 18th-century deer shelter in the grounds of the sculpture park.
David Maisel

Oblivion 7n

One of a series of aerial photographs of Los Angeles. With its inverted tones and forensic detail this image captures the idea of a city as a cybernetic infestation of the landscape. With one image the photographer endows the city with as much mystery and menace as a dozen sprawling crime novels.
Guido Guidi

Brion-Vega Cemetery

A private walled family cemetery incorporating structures, water and complex landscaping. His final work, the architect himself is buried here


Arbutus, Fig Leaf, Cut Grass and Myrtle - A unusually refined and tenacious haze of sunlit, verdant green, this scent irresistibly relocates the senses to a zone of Mediterranean air and light.

Air De Paris

Glass ampoule (broken and later restored)
Cover art

Outside The Dream Syndicate

The starkly minimal combination of basic drums and violins quickly transcends its apparent simplicity and reveals an enormous range of psycho-acoustic variations for the persistent listener.
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Psycotropic House

Proposed with an amazing degree of prescience (as always) these self-healing, mood-sensitive, reactive dwellings pressaged many developments in architecture which are only now becoming technicaly viable.

Tabac Blonde (original version)

Orris, Leather, Tobacco, Vanilla, Amber, Musk and Patchouli - The original version of this perfume was an almost hallucinatory tide of leather and tobacco notes wrapped in subtle vanilla and orris. The reformulation alas is crudely sweet and two-dimensional. Even the memory of the original is sufficient to supplant its pretender. Worth hunting out at auction.