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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Yuki Mukai

19/08/14

Fogscape #47412 - Fujiko Nakaya - Sapporo Art Museum

Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya has been developing the idea of these atmospheric interventions for some time. Indeed this is numbered 47412 so perhaps longer than we know. This one has been develope...
Andy Thomas

18/09/14

Nightingale and Canary - audio life forms - Andy Thomas

Dressing The Air often visits projects which offer visualizations (or perhaps cross-sensory simulations is more apt) of information from aural, numerical, tactile sources. Andy Thomas has produced ...
Nabil Elderkin

14/08/14

Two Weeks - video for FKA Twigs - Nabil Elderkin

In the week when her long awaited debut LP1 is launched we draw your attention to the latest in a number of elegantly unsettling videos married to Twigs brittle, breathless songs. Her two EPs of ex...
Jack Hems

31/07/14

Scapegoating Pictures For London - Gilbert & George - White Cube - Bermondsey

This show could be considered as much an installation work as an exhibition of pictures. The sheer scale of the hang and the density of works sets up an environment which deftly mirrors the urban l...
teamLab

27/07/14

teamLab - Ultra Subjective Space - Pace Gallery - New York

The collective of Japanese specialist technologists known as teamLab present Ultra Subjective Space, their first US show of video works at Pace Gallery New York. The application of leading-edge dig...
Gego (Gertrude Goldschmidt)

10/07/14

Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America - Royal Academy - London

The startling vitality present in this collection of works is thrilling today. One can only imagine the impact these pieces must have had when first exhibited as early as the mid 1930's. A move...
Martin Firrell

7/07/14

It Ends Here - Martin Firrell - Waterloo Vaults

Public artist Martin Firrell mines the popular cultural phenomena which is the Planet Of The Apes saga (in particular the imminent Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes with its themes of human behavior a...
Papillon Artisan Perfumes

4/07/14

Papillon Artisan Perfumes

Papillion seems to have sprung, beautifully formed, from nowhere. Samples of the first three perfumes have been doing the rounds for a while and arousing a good deal of interest. The reason for thi...
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Omote - Real-time face tracking and projection mapping from Asai Nobumichi and his team.

Asai Nobumichi has produced this astonishing, live face-tracking project which takes techniques we have seen used with dancers and robots just one huge step further. The precision and accuracy demonstrated here with a live model feel streets ahead of anything demonstrated to date. it is easy to extrapolate applications which will doubtless be dazzling.The projection device might soon be worn by...
Johnathan McCabe

Johnathan McCabe - generative images from diffraction and diffusion computation

It is often in experimental science-based works like those of Jonathan McCabe that we see the seeds of imminent generative algorithms for the gaming environments and CGI which will further saturate our cinemas. These simulations of familiar material growth and behavior are uncanny and seductive as they offer the strange and the familiar in equal measure. As our sense of what is real, indeed of ...
Felippe Moraes

Pendular Movement - Felippe Moraes - Baró Galeria in São Paulo

In the areas where the arts and sciences meet and overlap there is a good deal of spurious concillience. Using a form or a number system lifted from an unrelated branch of science or observation to give supposed meaning to an otherwise vapid artwork is an old trick and it never quite works. These pieces however work perfectly because they actually employ the forces and phenomena they reveal to ...
Michael Burk

Kepler's Dream - Michael Burk

Kepler's Dream is a brilliant fusion of almost antique analog projection methods with state of the art 3D modeling and printing. There is something hugely engaging about the direct physical connection necessary to view this work, the clear evidence of cause and effect, the great beauty of the simple optics employed. The light phenomena revealed are every bit as complex as the minute modelin...
Kimchi and Chips

Light Barrier - Kimchi and Chips

The earliest fictional visualizations of holographic projection fired the imagination of all who saw them. Free - standing 3D projections have existed as a bench mark of "future tech" ever since. The technique of projecting onto mist or smoke has been explored in several artworks over the last decade but 3D scanning has now enabled us to generate images with physical depth. Kimchi and...
The Acid - Mute Records

Video for Basic Instinct - The Acid

Mute have just released the debut album Liminal by The Acid. This video for the track Basic Instinct very beautifully captures the somnambulant mood of the music by slowing the footage so dramatically one is effectively taken through a series of memorably arresting stills. The subject and context feel rooted in traditions of Persian miniature painting particularly as some of the more impossible...
Matthew Simmonds

Matthew Simmonds - architectural sculptures

The architectural sculptures of Matthew Simmonds play upon ideas of scale, antiquity, enclosure and the very fundamental psychological bedrock of our relationship with the spaces we occupy. There is a profound sense of understanding this typology of forms and voids as our lives are spent almost entirely, navigating, personalizing and reimagining the built spaces of our urban environments. The m...
Matthew Barney

Music for Matthew Barney's - River Of Fundament - Jonathan Bepler

Matthew Barney’s epic River Of Fundament is impossible to discus in the short form available here. However the astonishing score by Jonathan Bepler needs to be heralded for what it is: a blueprint for an altogether new approach in the articulation/integration of sound with image. Indeed the word score seems hardly adequate for what is entirely integral to the total work, quite inseparable...
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The Five Senses: A Philosophy Of Mingled Bodies

This is an exhaustive philosophical treatise from an empirical, physical (body oriented) perspective. Recently translated into English, the writing at best trills with brilliantly articulate, poetic evocations of the action of the world upon our senses. At its worst it groans with redundant (yet inexplicably persistent) hymns to French primacy in all creative endeavor. The sections on gastronom...
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Queen Mary's Rose Garden

A circular form garden in which hundreds of rose varieties are displayed in spectacular formation.
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Leviathan Thot

A vast, temporary installation of stretched and suspended Lycra forms filled with Styrofoam spheres. The impression within the grandeur of the Pantheon was of an elaborate organic growth with its own contrasting language of forms.

Sycamore

Vetiver, Cypress, Juniper, Pink Pepper, Smoke, Burning woods - The earthy roots of vetiver enlivened with juniper and the tang of pepper. This perfume manages to be both elegant and profound. It is surprisingly aerial despite the presence of so many earth notes; imagine a sunlit treehouse formed from freshly dug rootlets.
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Catch 33

47.5 minutes of extreme Math Metal. One continuous piece of characteristic, complex rhythmic experimentation.
Paul Schütze

Queen Mary's Rose Garden

A circular form garden in which hundreds of rose varieties are diplayed in specacular formation.
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The House of Cyrus Kriticos

An intricate and complicated house in which all surfaces are transparent, etched glass animated by elaborate and often visible mechanisms which can reconfigure access and hence movement through the structure. The entire house behaves like a gigantic mechanised puzzle-box.
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The Black Clock

A mysterious place/landmark which reappears in several of the novels of Steve Erickson despite their diverse locations and chronologies.