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.

Drawn by laws
Karl Sims

Drawn by laws

There is a wonderful tension in this video between the apparently awkward, asymmetrical wobblings of the machine and the formal geometries of it's drawings. Brings with it all manner of thoughts about making marks on paper, the guided hand, the role of the body in drawing, free will etc etc. One gets the feeling that however random the machine's movements became, the drawings would always anchor some beautiful expression of physics at work.