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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Larence King Publishing

27/01/15

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...
Uncube

22/01/15

Uncube Magazine No 29

The reliably excellent online Uncube Magazine explores structures after dark in issue No 29. From our efforts to reshape the darkness, photo-essays on the nocturnal lives of buildings to the stagge...
Young Replicant

22/01/15

Flying Lotus - Coronus, The Terminator - video - Young Replicant

A darkly beautiful video for this restless hymn to the inevitable and unknowable. There is always danger in attaching narratives to music particularly when the principal strength of that music is a...
Tuno

2/12/14

[SENJOUGAHARA YOUSEI] Dream Generator (造梦器) feat. Luo Tianyi (Vocaloid)

This is a fabulous genre mashup between Djent (7-8 string, choppy, adrenaline math-metal) Jpop (squeaky, shiny, Japanese schoolgirl cuteness) and Anime (I'm going to assume that needs no explan...

25/11/14

Morton Feldman - Two Pianos and other Pieces - John Tilbury, Philip Thomas - Another Timbre

The two discs of music included in this release bring together works that differently explore Morton Feldman's twin preoccupations: the very behavior of sound itself and the perception of time....
Derek Jarman

11/11/14

Derek Jarman Super 8 - James Mackay - Thames & Hudson

It is unlikely there is anyone more qualified to present this book than it's author James Mackay. As producer and collaborator on virtually all of Jarman's films his knowledge and insight i...
Laurence King Publishing

03/11/14

Post Photography: The Artsits With A Camera - Robert Shore

Conversations about the veracity/reliability of photography as a witness are as old as photography itself. True, the ease with which an image may be transformed beyond recognition has never been gr...
GV Art

31/10/14

Lost In Fathoms - Anaïs Tondeur - GV Art - London

GV Art's remit of curating the art/science interface has yielded some brilliant shows. This, so far, is one of the most absorbing. In her collaboration with Professor Jean-Marc Chomaz of CNRS, ...
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 into 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 advent 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 certai...
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

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...

Görkem Şen - The Yaybahar - new musical instrument

Every so often a new instrument is announced, often a hybrid cobbled together from parts or, an electronic "trigger, which simply activates preselected sounds and sequences, they almost always fail to excite. The Yaybahar is exceptional principally as both the origin and the sole means of expressive control over the sound. Görkem Şen clearly has near virtuosic command of his cre...
panGernerator

Neclumi - projected light jewellery - panGernerator

We recently featured Maiko Takeda's shadow jewelry here. The pieces felt genuinely innovative particularly because there is no reason they could not have existed centuries ago but for the idea. These works by panGenerator are more of their time existing at the edge of current technology. They rely on the use of portable computation and projection devices and owe their interactivity to tools...
Yoann Lemoine

Jewels - video for Black Atlass by Yoann Lemoine

Yoann Leoine (or Woodkid, when working on his own musical projects) has developed a very distinctive yet unpredictable visual style. Every video, regardless of musical content or the artist he is working for, is reliably exquisite, sumptuous and seething with sensuous ideas. He is clearly fascinated by matter, its behavior and its symbolic power, things dear to the heart of the DTA project. The...
Sigmar Polke

Alibis: Sigmar Polke - Tate Modern - London

When he died in 2010 Sigmar Polke left an astonishingly rich body of work behind him. Born in 1941, Polke restlessly interrogated the very mechanisms of perception and failed entirely to slip into the unconscious self parody defining the output of many acclaimed artists today. His fearless experimentation, often undermining the foundations of his own practice as well the more complacent output ...

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.
Book jacket

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.
Paul Schütze

Skógafoss

A 200 foot fall of brilliant white water which crashes to the ground and then drains quietly into the sea beyond. This fall offers a most unusual vantage point in that one can virtually stand directly in front of it.
Cover Art

Music for Eighteen Muscicians

A pulsing,minimal musical work which uses very subtle, microscopically precise shifts in timing and timbral arrangement to create some breathtaking aural and temporal illusions.
Film still

The Fountainhead

A film often credited with introducing the ideas of modernist architecture to the US public. It certainly captures the timeless drama of building with other people's money.

Eau Noire

Immortelle, Lavender, Cedar, and Vanilla - Darkly delicious, with a core of vanilla polished with lavender hovering over a humid plane of woods.