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.

Ephemera - Sound and Scent - Unsound

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 articulate attempt to demonstrate an emphatic linkage between two inherently distinct sensory realms. It works surprisingly well. Schoen, known to fume-heads as the maverick behind the Eccentric Molecules line (championing synthetic molecules in a way reminiscent of composer Eliane Radigue's rigorous electronic minimalism of the 1960's) and his more maximalist, luxurious creations for Ormonde Jayne, is a perfect collaborator. He has produced three scents which are spacious, active, textured and diffusive. Bass echoes Goodman's composition in its darkly reverberant undertow: ember like incense notes creating a real sense of weight. Drone links quickly to Hecker's oceanic drift with a gently marine, airy harmony, layers shifting in and out of focus as it unfurls. Noise produces a distinct particulate, fizzing, granularity which connects perfectly with Frost's warping, indeterminate aural veils. The project has been popping up as an installation in various cities. Alas I have not yet experienced it in this form but based upon samples of the perfumes, music and accompanying videos (by Marcel Weber) which can ben seen on the website, this is definitely worth catching.