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.

24/7 Late Capitalism And The Ends Of Sleep - Johnathan Crary
MIT Press

24/7 Late Capitalism And The Ends Of Sleep - Johnathan Crary

While the underpinning thesis of this book is a Marcusean reappraisal of the role of capitalism in the information age, it also, perhaps inadvertently, dwells with some elegance on the role of sensation, perception and attention and our increasingly deliquescent relationship with the physical world. Crary sees the mechanisms of the market relentlessly usurping every moment of wakeful attention in which we might be prompted to consume. Of course he is right. Sleep seems, at least in the short term, merely a waste of valuable time. Crucially it is also the last frontier of inviolable mental privacy and repair.  Crary's analysis of the myriad ways in which our attention has been commodified is acute and unsettling. The probability of lasting and profound change in the functioning of our minds, indeed impairment and damage is high, yet we seemingly march, untroubled by this into a state of permanent if damaged wakefulness, poised and ready to respond to the ubiquitous caresses of a conscious tide of persuasion.